Monday, May 20, 2013
"But for the grace of God ... I might have been in prison': Racism is no excuse for not excelling in life, Obama tells African American students
The president discussed the responsibilities African-Americans have to their communities, and says he feels a 'special obligation' as an African-American to help fellow African-Americans who aren't as fortunate as he is.
'There but for the grace of God, I might be in their shoes,' Obama said. 'I might have been in prison. I might have been unemployed. I might not have been able to support a family — and that motivates me.'