Barack Obama gave his farewell speech last night in Chicago last night, the city which launched his political career.
The speech was full of hope, but also of warning- that racism and inequality is still rife, stating "we are not where we need to be". Continuing "If every economic issue is framed as a struggle between a hardworking white middle class and undeserving minorities, then workers of all shades will be left fighting for scraps while the wealthy withdraw further into their private enclave".
Obama continued "If we decline to invest in the children of immigrants, just because they don't look like us, we diminish the prospects of our own children - because those brown kids will represent a larger share of America's work force".
The President also shared some nostalgic sentiments, calling back to his 2008 campaign slogan of "Yes, we can", adding "Yes, we did".
Obama and the crowd dabbed their eyes when he called his wife, Michelle "my best friend", and Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr "a brother".
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