Jeb Bush: Obama is ‘speaking the truth’ when it comes to race relations

No, you didn’t misread the headline. A Republican frontrunner actually said something nice about Obama – and it was on the subject of race relations.

Speaking at the National Urban League this Friday, Jeb Bush decided to give a shout-out to Obama while speaking about his own record on education, saying that Obama spoke the “truth” during his eulogy for the African American churchgoers slain by the Dylan Roof in Charleston, South Carolina last month.

“When President Obama says that ‘for too long we’ve been blind to the way past injustices continue to shape the present,’ he is speaking the truth,” Bush said to a round of applause.

“But we should be just as candid about our failures in addressing injustices of a more recent origin,” he added.

“In our cities, we have so many people who have never known anything but poverty. So many young adults with no vision of a life beyond the life they know. It’s a tragedy for them, and such a loss for our country, because every one of them has a God-given purpose to live out and God-given talents that this world needs.”


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Sky Palma

Before launching DeadState back in 2012, Sky Palma has been blogging about politics, social issues and religion for over a decade. He lives in Los Angeles and also enjoys Brazilian jiu jitsu, chess, music and art.

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