Obama tells young activists: Be willing to compromise

Obama tells young activists: Be willing to compromise
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“You can't just keep on yelling at them,” Obama said, according to the Associated Press. “You can't refuse to meet because that might compromise the purity of your position.”
 
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The president added that it can sometimes be better to “take half a loaf,” rather than be too rigid and risk making no progress.
 
Obama cited advocates for same-sex marriage, saying they effectively convinced him on the issue. 
 
In constrast, he indicated that many criminal justice reform advocates have not presented alternate ideas.
 
Obama told a young person who identifies as “non-binary” that “the trend lines are good” on LGBT rights.
 
He said he can’t do much about North Carolina’s controversial “bathroom law,” but that attitudes are changing rapidly in the U.S. and the world.