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

President Barack Obama gave the commencement address at Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia, on Sunday, where he discussed the role of African-American men with graduates of the traditionally African-American, all-male college.

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.'