RT, February 20, 2019
Former US President Barack Obama delivered a message of self-confidence to black youth: ignore twerking and don’t chase wealth. He also called for more police in “some” communities. But his inspirational words didn’t go over well. Appearing at an event in Oakland, California on Tuesday with NBA star Stephen Curry, Obama urged boys from minority backgrounds to step up and become self-confident role models, instead of chasing women and wealth.
“We live in a culture where our worth is measured by how much money we have and how famous we are,” he told the audience. “I will tell you, at the end of the day, the thing that will give you confidence is not that. I know a lot of rich people that are all messed up.”
“If you are really confident about your financial situation, you’re probably not going to be wearing an eight-pound chain around your neck. If you’re very confident about your sexuality, you don’t have to have eight women around you twerking,” Obama said, jibing the ideal of success often promoted by hip-hop culture.
The social justice crowd, however, took Obama’s remarks not as trying to lift up the youth, but rather picking on them for dreaming of emulating their hip-hop idols...........To Read More....
My Take - Well, after all these years the man said something intelligent, but why didn't he say this when he was President? I never liked Obama from the first day, but I've always felt he was a good family man. No talk of infidelity, and he gave every impression of being a good father.
As President he had the opportunity to really make black America stand up and take notice of what a disaster black culture actually is in America, but he didn't. And when he finally does, what happens? He's vilified by those who are keeping American blacks in a world of violence, drugs, crime and illegitimacy.
However, he deserves a lot of criticism for his hypocrisy. He's now criticizing those he entertained while President.