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In State of the Union, Obama Addresses All of ‘We the People’
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In State of the Union, Obama Addresses All of ‘We the People’

Danyelle Solomon commends President Barack Obama's legacy of moving the country forward on racial equality and urges his successor to build on that legacy.

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  • Danyelle Solomon

President Barack Obama gave his last State of the Union address Tuesday, delivering a speech that was filled with hope and optimism. More important, the president reminded us that “we the people” — emphasizing all people — want “opportunity and security for our families.”

President Obama has consistently reminded us throughout his presidency that we are bound by a common creed, and that our American values of equality, fairness and justice should be available to all, not just the few.

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Danyelle Solomon

Vice President, Race and Ethnicity Policy