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Labrador Criticizes Black Leadership

Idaho GOP Congressman Raul Labrador said Sunday on national TV that his personal story affirms that the American Dream is alive and well. Labrador was a panelist as NBC’s “Meet the Press” marked the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. Labrador criticized African-American leadership for “trying to get the community to think that everything is hopeless and without a future…. And what we need to do is tell them that they can succeed.” Host David Gregory began by noting Labrador’s birth to a single mother in Puerto Rico, his joining the Mormon Church, his enrollment in military school and practice of immigration law. Photos of Labrador in his youth and with his late mother appeared during the segment/Dan Popkey, Idaho Statesman. More here.

Question: Do you agree/disagree with Congressman Labrador's message to African-American leaders?

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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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