The standout moment of The Marshall Project’s discussion on Thursday with the president was his remarks on Black Lives Matter. Many believed the president gave fresh momentum to the movement and its focus on race and policing. Below, a closer look at the reactions to his comments during both a one-on-one interview with Bill Keller and a White House forum with law enforcement leaders.
The moderator of the current convo w/ @POTUS just asked the perfect question: Why should we trust the police to end mass incarceration?— deray mckesson (@deray) October 22, 2015
President Obama came correct when addressing All Lives Matter vs. Black Lives Matter. pic.twitter.com/bfKr3yqoaH— Shaun King (@ShaunKing) October 22, 2015
not one black person living in this country who won't tell you black ppl are mistreated, and always have been. even the damn president.— a (@nonbinarynegro) October 23, 2015
If all lives truly mattered, black folks affirming that our black lives matter... wouldn't bother you.— ShordeeDooWhop (@Nettaaaaaaaa) October 22, 2015