Obama Praises Mizzou Protesters “I Want An Activist Citizenry” (VIDEO)
In a recent interview with ABC News, President Obama praised protesters at the University of Missouri saying that he wants an “activist citizenry.”
He says that people should be engaged in a dialogue and that the protesters should be open to hearing the voices of the other side but of course, that’s not what’s happening at Mizzou or anywhere else.
Here’s a partial transcript from ABC News:
President Obama Praises University of Missouri Protesters: ‘I Want an Activist Citizenry’
“There is clearly a problem at the University of Missouri, and that’s not just coming from students. That’s coming from some faculty,” the president told Stephanopoulos Thursday at the White House. “I think it is entirely appropriate for students in a thoughtful, peaceful way to protest what they see as injustices or inattention to serious problems in their midst.
“I want an activist student body just like I want an activist citizenry, and the issue is just making sure that even as these young people are getting engaged, getting involved, speaking out that they’re also listening,” he added. “I’d rather see them err on the side of activism than being passive.”
“The civil rights movement happened because there was civil disobedience, because people were willing to go to jail, because there were events like Bloody Sunday,” he said. “But it was also because the leadership of the movement consistently stayed open to the possibility of reconciliation and sought to understand the views – even views that were appalling to them of the other side.”
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Remember when the media told us Obama would be a uniter as president?