“Blinded by hatred, the alleged killer could not see the grace surrounding Rev. Pinckney and that Bible study group.” -President Obama
“As a nation, out of this terrible tragedy, God has visited grace upon us for he has allowed us to see where we’ve been blind,” Obama said. “He’s given us the chance, where we’ve been lost, to find our best selves.”
For a long time, many members of the Black community have accused President Obama of not focusing enough on racism in America. Some feel that he’s avoided the real issues for far too long. But during his eulogy in Charleston on Friday morning, President Obama changed the minds of those who had started to lose faith.
Yesterday during his speech, the President declared the Confederate flag a symbol of racial oppression, and applauded the renewed urgency in removing it from the South Carolina State Capitol.
“Removing the flag from this state’s capital would not be an act of political correctness,” he said. “It would not an insult to the valor of Confederate soldiers. It would simply be acknowledgment that the cause for which they fought, the cause of slavery, was wrong.”
Not only did the President speak the words that so many had been waiting to hear, but he also managed to touch a few souls! Below, the President can be seen showcasing his vocals for his awesome rendition of “Amazing Grace.”
For the full video, watch below.
Per usual, Twitter reacted like only they could.
Obama really sang Amazing Grace.. and LEANED IN on the note..
— Johnetta Elzie (@Nettaaaaaaaa) June 27, 2015
— Tracy Clayton (@brokeymcpoverty) June 26, 2015
Can you have a mic drop in church?
— Michelle Jones (@michellej) June 26, 2015
— Taneisha Jane (@TaneishaJane) June 26, 2015
— MsRenaP (@Ms_Rena) June 26, 2015
Thank you Mr. President for that incredible eulogy, and may the victims of this terrible tragedy rest in peace.