From the Politico:
Speaking of a deficit of empathy in the country, Obama said that there was much left to be done to change the United States and overcome racism, which bound into institutional structures within this country kept groups of people back. He also asked the African American community to turn an eye on itself, asking them if they had lived up to the “beloved community” King had championed, and he openly questioned the existence of homophobia, anti-Semitism and anti-immigrant sentiments, and absent fatherhood in America’s black communities.
“I’m talking about a moral deficit,” he said. “I’m talking about an empathy deficit. I’m talking about an inability to recognize ourselves in one another; to understand that we are our brother’s keeper; we are our sister’s keepr; that, in the words of Dr. King, we are all tied together in a single garment of destiny.”
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