Kennedy's 1963 race speech made him an African-American icon
President John F. Kennedy's tragic assassination 50 years ago this week had a profound impact on American race relations.
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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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