• Obama Uses ‘N-Word’ When Discussing Racism

    Mr. Obama thought it was a good idea to use the word nigger while trying to make a point about how white people who don’t say that word can still be racists.

    While discussing race in America on WTF with Marc Maron, a popular podcast, Obama said it’s a “fact” that “race relations have improved significantly during my lifetime and yours, and that opportunities have opened up, and that attitudes have changed.”

    And in Obama’s usual fashion of drowning out any positive gains made in American society by harkening on all the things wrong in America that his election didn’t magically solve, he added, “What is also true is the legacy of slavery, Jim Crow, discrimination in almost every institution of our lives, you know, that casts a long shadow and that’s still part of our DNA that’s passed on.”

    “We’re not cured of it,” Obama said.

    “And it’s not just a matter of it not being polite to say ‘nigger’ in public. That’s not the measure of whether racism still exists or not. It’s not just a matter of overt discrimination,” Obama said.

    Aside from the clear double standard of Obama saying nigger and not being excoriated, it was Obama’s own Democratic party that invented both slavery and Jim Crow in America.

    That is a also a fact.

    And Obama using discrimination as a one-size-fits-all explanation for the plight of black people in America today just simply doesn’t work.

    Slavery, Mr. Obama, has nothing to do with the fact that black men murder 14 times more than their white counterparts.

    Jim Crow laws, Mr. Obama, cannot explain why black males–while less than five percent of the population–accounted for about fifty percent of the murders in America from 1974 to 2004.

    Discrimination, Mr. Obama, doesn’t even began to explain why 7 in 10 black children are being raised without their fathers married to their mothers and living in the home with them–being a shinning beacon of self-respect and dignity that helps mitigate so much of the social maladies we see in mostly-black neighborhoods.

    When will president Obama spend more time focusing on those things, a harshening reality for black Americans that simply cannot be solved by reparations or poverty programs or explained away by what white people may or may not be doing?

    After all, how much positive change should we expect if most of our energy is being spent trying to get the world around us to change while we largely ignore our own behavior?

    Jerome Hudson

    Managing Editor

    Jerome Hudson has written for numerous national outlets, including The Hill, National Review, and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and was recognized as one of Florida’s emerging stars, having been included in the list “25 Under 30: Florida’s Rising Young Political Class.” Hudson is a Savannah, Ga. native who currently resides in Florida.

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