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VERBATIM: Obama opens African-American museum

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This is the place to understand how protest and love of country don't merely coexist but inform each other. How men can probably win the gold for their country, but still Insist on raising a black-gloved fist. How we can wear an I Can't Breathe t-shirt and still grieve for fallen police officers.
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We're not a burden on America, or a stain on America, or an object of pity or charity for America. We're America. And so hopefully this museum can help us talk to each other. And more importantly, listen to each other. And most importantly, see each other.