At the UN, Obama invokes Ferguson: ‘We welcome the scrutiny of the world’ – The Washington Post

“We welcome the scrutiny of the world – because what you see in America is a country that has steadily worked to address our problems and make our union more perfect,” Obama said. “America is not the same as it was 100 years ago, 50 years ago, or even a decade ago. Because we fight for our ideals, and are willing to criticize ourselves when we fall short.”

Obama’s remarks Wednesday come just one day after Attorney General Eric Holder – who often serves as Obama’s surrogate on issues of race and ethnicity – said the nation was at a “moment of decision” following the Ferguson shooting and called for the country to “reassess” the way law enforcement interacts with minorities.

“Will we yet again turn a blind eye to the hard truths that Ferguson exposed? Or will we finally accept this mandate for open and honest dialogue?” Holder asked on Tuesday during a speech at New York University.

via At the UN, Obama invokes Ferguson: ‘We welcome the scrutiny of the world’ – The Washington Post.

via At the UN, Obama invokes Ferguson: ‘We welcome the scrutiny of the world’ – The Washington Post.

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