Barack Obama took a moment after landing in Warsaw, Poland to speak out on the senseless killings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile this afternoon…and let American citizens know that killings like these should concern all of us, not just the Black Lives they directly affect:
“We have seen tragedies like these too many times.
When incidents like this occur, there’s a big chunk of our fellow citizenry that feels as if – because of the color of their skin – they are not being treated the same. And that hurts. And that should trouble all of us.
This is not just a black issue. It’s not just a Hispanic issue. It’s an American issue. All fair-minded people should be concerned.”