Cory Booker Speech: Let America Be America Again

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Cory Booker Speech: Let America Be America Again

Watch this famous Cory Booker Speech. Cory Booker went to Google Zeitgeist  to explain to us serious problems that the United States has been facing for years and years. He’s an American politician serving as the junior United States Senator from New Jersey since 2013 and a member of the Democratic Party. Enjoy our Speeches with subtitles and keep your English learning journey.

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Cory Booker Quote

“If you want extraordinary results, you must put in extraordinary efforts. ” Cory Booker

Cory Booker full TRANSCRIPT:

“I’m in this weird state in my life where I’m incredibly excited. I literally get up every morning with this amazing enthusiasm about what can be but this very deep sober understanding of what is. I feel this amazing, awesome, sense of vision about where we are — could go as a country, what I desperately believe is our destiny.
But I get very humbled when I look at the challenges. And I want to jump into this in a way that you may not expect. But I would like to take us to what is a reality for thousands and thousands of Americans and a moment of mine when I wasn’t in selected office.
It was 2004. It was April. My father was visiting me for my birthday. And we were taking a walk in my neighborhood. I lived at that point in the central ward of Newark. Newark is a City of great diversity with wealthy neighborhoods, with poor neighborhoods. This was one of the poor census tracts in our city. I was living in some high-rise public housing projects.
We were walking down the road. I will never forget the gunshots that rang out sounded like cannon fire because they echoed between many of the buildings. I turned around to see kids running down the hill towards me screaming. I sprinted through the children to get to the steps where I saw another kid sort of holding onto the bannister, stumbling backwards. And I caught him in my arms. Looked over his shoulder and I saw his white T-shirt filling with red blood. I remember putting him down on the ground, screaming at people to call an ambulance. And blood just seemed to be coming from everywhere.
I found out his name. His name was Juazin. I drew my hands into his bloody shirt, having no medical training whatsoever, just trying to stop the blood. It was like nothing you see on TV. There was no eloquence about it. It was just messy and disgusting. Blood was pouring from his mouth. I stuck my fingers in because I heard him gagging, trying to clear his airway. It was continuous. It seemed like hours until the ambulance finally arrived.
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