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Andrea Mitchell: ‘Moral Leader’ Obama Taught White People What It’s Like to be Black

Thanks to President Obama, white Americans now understand what it’s like to be black, says Andrea Mitchell.

NBC’s chief foreign-affairs correspondent praised last Friday’s remarks by the president, where he discussed his experiences with race and how to relate to the nation as a whole. In his impromptu remarks, Obama showed himself to be “the moral leader of this country,” Mitchell said on Morning Joe earlier today.

“He, first of all, taught white people in America — those who were unaware — what it is like to be a black male,” she said. This was a lesson that was badly needed, according to Mitchell, claiming that at least one juror thought Trayvon Martin “didn’t have flesh and blood.”

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