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delivering a message that could be understood by both black and whites at this time. However,Ibelieve that a constraint in fully reaching the black community was Robert F. Kenney was hisrace (at the time). It is possible that they didn’t feel like he could relate to him or know what itfelt like because he was not the same. However, Kennedy did try to fill this gap and overcomethe differences, and identify with his audience, and establish more of a common ground withstatements in his speech such as “ I would only say that I can also feel my own heart feeling thesame kind of feeling. I had a member of my own family killled, but he was killed by a whiteman”. He used inclusive words such as “we” “our fellow citizens” and “people who love peace
all over the world”. (Anatol and Bittner, “Kennedy On King: The Rhetoric of Control”).Anotherconstraint he may have faced with the crowd is the large size. This can be overwhelming andside conversations can occur and have an impact of the delivery. The size however could be seenas a resource because he was able to reach out to a larger scale of people.