President Barack Obama Says Mistrust of Police is Corroding Society
President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama hold hands while waving hello to the crowd at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Annual Phoenix Awards dinner on Saturday (September 27) in Washington, DC.
The annual conference brings together activists, politicians and business leaders to discuss public policy impacting Black communities in America and abroad.
“Too many young men of color feel targeted by law enforcement — guilty of walking while black or driving while black, judged by stereotypes that fuel fear and resentment and hopelessness,” the President said in his speech, referring to the August 9 shooting of Michael Brown in Missouri. “We will miss him badly,” adding that “a gulf of mistrust” invades communities. “That is not the society we want. It’s not the society that our children deserve.”
FYI: The First Lady is wearing a Bibhu Mohapatra dress.
15+ pictures inside of the President and First Lady at the awards dinner…