Reply to "Bullying Pulpit: Racism, Barack Obama and the Selective Call for Personal Responsibility"

This is a good article and very perceptive.  And I have to say that I do agree with everything in the article.  What I think that a lot of US forget, it that Barack Obama was raised by White parents/grandparents and not in an environment where he would be confronted with the same problems African American or African American men face on average in this country.  So, I think that he means well, but just does not fully understand the TRUE Black experience in America.  When in his formative years, his teen or young adult-hood was he exposed to and living the life of an average Black male in America?  The only thing that baffles me is the fact that between his small amount of experience in Chicago and his entire time as president, the true Black experience in America and the racist nature of the United States socially and politically still seems to allude him.  It seems that he, just like America's brainwashed racists, actually believes that Black people use "excuses" or racism as an excuse for not achieving, etc., even though everything about African Americans say the contrary.  The mere fact that African Americans actuallyspeak out against racism, call out racism where it exits, discuss racism, and in many cases are prevented from achieving something or another because of racism and possess theexperience and intelligence to know that is exactly what is happening, does not equate to "not achieving" or 'slacking'.  What President Obama and all of America's brainwashed racists are not mentioning or giving credit to, is how much African Americans have achieved regardless to the amount of racism in America stacked against them, or when African American are discriminated against in one job, it does not stop them from finding another, that African American always have persevered on no matter what.  But, President Obama was not raised "Black" in America to begin with, while I do not believe that it is intentional or with malice of any kind, I also do not believe that he gets the full effect of racism in America. 

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