Sally Quinn on MSNBC called Obama’s speech “the most important speech on race since Martin Luther King’s I Have A Dream speech” (although she prefaced it with “this might be hyperbole but…”)
One of the best bits, for me, was this
I can no more disown him than I can disown the black community. I can no more disown him than I can my white grandmother — a woman who helped raise me, a woman who sacrificed again and again for me, a woman who loves me as much as she loves anything in this world, but a woman who once confessed her fear of black men who passed by her on the street, and who on more than one occasion has uttered racial or ethnic stereotypes that made me cringe. These people are a part of me. And they are a part of America, this country that I love.
Sadly I missed it. Here’s the video at MSNBC.