Obama: ‘When I Was Younger I Was Pulled Over By Cops Just Because I’m BLACK!’ [Video]

Obama: ‘When I Was Younger I Was Pulled Over By Cops Just Because I’m BLACK!’ [Video]

President Obama, appearing at the International Association of Chiefs of Police’s annual conference in Chicago Tuesday argued, “most of the time I got a ticket, I deserved it. I knew why I was pulled over but there were times where I didn’t… it was because I was Black.”

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“I repeated what I’ve said before,” he told the audience, recalling a recent conversation, “which is that there were times when I was younger – and maybe even as I got a little older, but before I had a motorcade – where I got pulled over. And I confessed … most of the time I got a ticket, I deserved it. I knew why I was pulled over. But there were times where I didn’t.”

Obama went on to conclude that “there is some racial bias in the system.”

“It doesn’t mean each case is a problem,” claimed Obama. “It means that when you aggregate the cases and you look at it, you have to say there’s some racial bias in the system. Now, problems of racial justice or injustice have been running themes throughout this country’s history in every institution.”

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He did qualify his disapproval by conceding that such racial injustice has been prevalent “in every institution” throughout American history, adding that “bias and stereotypes oftentimes go both ways.”

HT Washington Journal 


 

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