Obama, at the Phoenix Awards Dinner at the CBC Forum, said that African Americans need to get up and fight.
“I expect all of you to march with me and press on. Take off your bedroom slippers, put on your marching shoes. Shake it off. Stop complaining, stop grumbling, stop crying. We are going to press on. We’ve got work to do, CBC,” said Obama.
Smiley, who was interviewing Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee on his nightly television show, said that Obama would never dare to say the same thing to another group of people.
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