"How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world."
Janet Langhart Cohen asks President Obama to speak out about race relations in her July 16 Op-Ed piece in The Washington Post
The Washington Post | July 16, 2013
In the wake of the not-guilty verdict in the George Zimmerman trial, President Obama has called on the American people to engage in calm reflection. Few expected the president to denounce the verdict or call upon people to take to the streets in protest, but we did expect him to speak in a way that touched the heartbreak, despair and quiet rage that so many of us feel at this moment.
On multiple occasions, Obama has asked Blacks to understand the high wire he is forced to walk on the subject of race. He has pleaded that we cut him some slack. Most have done so even as conditions in the Black community have become more desperate. (more…)
“Janet Langhart Cohen: Her Essay May Have Moved the President to Finally Speak on Race.” Read about and listen to this August 15th interview here.
eurweb.com | August 15, 2013
“This is ‘legacy time’…Is he going to step into his time and be the man that Mandela was?”– Janet Langhart Cohen on President Barack Obama
*We, each of us, have two personas. The one people perceive us to be – based solely on superficial aspects (how we look or act in public); and the one that we truly are, as realized by those who actually know us. (more…)