We can reckon with our history without rejecting American identity -Obama

STORY: "There's a reason why Nelson Mandela really focused on South African rugby when he was released," said Obama at the event dubbed Democratic Organizing in the Digital Age. "He was sending a signal to those who had imprisoned him for 27 years, that 'I am not here to take away your traditions and your identity as long as you make sure they are compatible with my dignity, and respect for my people."

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