Kennedy's 1963 race speech made him a...

Kennedy's 1963 race speech made him an African-American icon

There are 2 comments on the Bangor Daily News story from Nov 21, 2013, titled Kennedy's 1963 race speech made him an African-American icon. In it, Bangor Daily News reports that:

President John F. Kennedy's tragic assassination 50 years ago this week had a profound impact on American race relations.

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“Sombrero Galaxy”

Since: Jan 10

I'm An Illegal Alien

#1 Nov 22, 2013
Kennedy only addresed civil rights when it was forced on him.

Since: Jul 13

New York City

#2 Nov 22, 2013
JFK perhaps was the first President who was sympathetic to racial discrimination, but to take a large stand on the issue was very unwelcomed.

Though because he was born rich and white upper class, Kennedy was a intellectual white liberal who felt blacks deserved equal rights but that it would not be for generations.

It was never "forced" I can never understand why many brown people believe all white people hate them and thats a horrible way to live. JFK wanted equality for everyone but was to busy with the Cold war

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