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Noches buenas y la cita del día

4 May, 2010

Por parte de Barack Obama y vía Andrew Sullivan, la cita del día. Es noche y me da flojera traducirla, pero si quieren, lo haré. Vale la pena leerla:

“If you’re someone who only reads the editorial page of The New York Times, try glancing at the page of The Wall Street Journal once in awhile. If you’re a fan of Glenn Beck or Rush Limbaugh, try reading a few columns on the Huffington Post website. It may make your blood boil; your mind may not often be changed. But the practice of listening to opposing views is essential for effective citizenship. So too is the practice of engaging in different experiences with different kinds of people.

For four years at Michigan, you have been exposed to diverse thinkers and scholars; professors and students. Do not narrow that broad intellectual exposure just because you’re leaving here. Instead, seek to expand it. If you grew up in a big city, spend some time with some who grew up in a rural town. If you find yourself only hanging around with people of your race or your ethnicity or your religion, broaden your circle to include people who’ve had different backgrounds and life experiences. You’ll learn what it’s like to walk in someone else’s shoes, and in the process, you’ll help make this democracy work,” – president Obama.

Y estos son los videos del evento en el que dijo eso, la ceremonia de graduación de la Universidad de Michigan. Fue la más grande audiencia de Obama desde su inauguración el año pasado:

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