President Obama’s Speech to NAACP

President Obama’s message to black parents and black children, at the 100th anniversary of the NAACP:

…”warning black parents that they must accept their own responsibilities by ‘putting away the Xbox and putting our kids to bed at a reasonable hour,’ and telling black children that growing up poor is no reason to get bad grades.”

“They might think they’ve got a pretty jump shot or a pretty good flow,” Mr. Obama said, “but our kids can’t all aspire to be LeBron or Lil Wayne . I want them aspiring to be scientists and engineers, doctors and teachers, not just ballers and rappers. I want them aspiring to be a Supreme Court justice. I want them aspiring to be president of the United States of America.”

New York Times

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