Obama Keeps Talking Down To Blacks

Discussion in 'Politics & Religion' started by pspr, May 21, 2013.

  1. pspr


    The blacks are tired of being lectured by Obama. The problem is that he is delivering his message to the wrong black people. These people already get it. He should be going down to the inner city ghettos and talking to the people where the problem is.

    Trevor Coleman thinks it’s time for President Obama to get a new speech for black audiences. The personal responsibility finger-wagging, delivered most recently Sunday at Morehouse College’s commencement, is getting old.

    During the speech, Obama admonished black men to take care of their families and their communities and told the graduates that despite the lingering legacies of slavery and discrimination, “we’ve got no time for excuses.” Obama also used the occasion to talk about his own life, touching on the fact that he was raised by a single mother and that growing up he sometimes blamed some of his bad choices on “the world trying to keep a black man down.”

    The half-hour speech in Atlanta drew a rousing response from those who had sat in pouring rain waiting for the president to speak.

    Coleman, a former speechwriter for former Michigan governor Jennifer Granholm, said that although parts of the talk were strong and lofty, including passages honoring Morehouse graduate Martin Luther King Jr., he was disappointed that Obama almost always defaults to the clean-up-your-act message when talking to predominantly black audiences. First lady Michelle Obama issued a similar tongue-lashing last week at Bowie State University’s commencement ceremony. She told graduates at the historically black Maryland school that too many young people are “fantasizing about being a baller or a rapper.”

    “The first couple of times, it was okay, but I and a lot of other people are beginning to grow weary of it,” said Coleman, adding that the message was particularly galling at Sunday’s event at the historically black Georgia school. “What made it so gratuitous was this was Morehouse College! In the African American community, the very definition of a Morehouse man is someone who is a leader, who is taught to go out and make a difference in his community.”

  2. Bill Cosby received a similar reaction from African Americans, back in the day.
  3. Remember the rules of political correctness...you can say whatever the hell you want about another black so long as you are black...

    Imagine if BHO had married a white woman...you think the black community would have embraced him in the same manner?
  4. pspr


    He probably would have had more of a problem getting his college AA status and foreign student status if he had done that.