We do not benefit from a relationship with China or any other country in which we put our values and our ideals aside.

-Barack Obama
Barack Obama

You're the reason why selfless soldiers won't be kicked out of the military because of who they are or who they love.

Barack Obama
I don’t believe it is possible to transcend race in this country. Race is a factor in this society. The legacy of Jim Crow and slavery has not gone away. It is not an accident that African-Americans experience high crime rates, are poor, and have less wealth. It is a direct result of our racial history.
Barack Obama

Public school system status quo is indefensible.

Barack Obama
What I could not support was a dumb war, a rash war, a war based not on reason but on passion, not on principle but on politics.
Barack Obama

We are a nation of laws.

Barack Obama
We have to think about affirmative action and craft it in such a way where some of our children who are advantaged aren't getting more favorable treatment than a poor white kid who has struggled more.
Barack Obama

In December, I agreed to extend the tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans because it was the only way I could prevent a tax hike on middle-class Americans. But we cannot afford $1 trillion worth of tax cuts for every millionaire and billionaire in our society. We can't afford it. And I refuse to renew them again.

Barack Obama
Ramadan is a celebration of a faith known for great diversity and racial equality
Barack Obama

America, now is not the time for small plans.

Barack Obama
We don't believe in a small America. We believe in a big America -- a tolerant America, a just America, an equal America -- that values the service of every patriot.