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Amid ongoing nationwide protests, former President Barack Obama offered words of encouragement to those fighting for change.
"As tragic as these past few weeks have been, as difficult, scary and uncertain as they've been, they have also been an incredible opportunity for people to be awakened," the former president said at a virtual event hosted by My Brother's Keeper Alliance Wednesday afternoon. It's a moment to "change America and make it live up to its highest ideals," he continued.
President Obama is encouraging Americans to make "real change" in response to the killing of George Floyd and the ensuing wave of protests.