"Just because something's a tradition doesn't make it right." — President Obama on the traditions of suppressing women and flying the confederate flag.
President Obama criticizes African leaders who do not abide by term limits and become “president for life”. Speaking to the African Union in Ethiopia, Obama used himself as an example saying he thinks he could win a third term as president, but the law does not allow it. And nobody is above the law, not even the president.
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President Obama and his Kenyan host disagree on LGBT rights. Obama supports LGBT rights for all of Africa. President Uhuru Kenyatta says LGBT rights are not a priority for his country for now.
Could what happened in Ferguson, Missouri happen in Minnesota? That's one of the questions an ACLU-MN panel discussed while examining the disparities between how whites and people of color are treated by police officers.