21 May 2013

Ta-Nehisi Coates and Tim Wise Address President Obama's Recent Cautionary Speech to Morehouse Graduates;Class of 2013

I've decided to combine the links of the articles penned by these two gentleman in this post-- given their similar views on President Obama's seemingly propensity to address black audiences in a condescending and berating manner.  In particular, his recent speech to Morehouse graduates; was disturbing for this group is the least likely audience to require such admonishment.  It is a pattern with the President over the past 5 years to do this and it has caused some division in many facets of the black community. There are some who believe it is needed regardless of the demographics and there are others and I'm included in the latter; who perceive this canned speech as a diversion for the administration's reluctance to address the needs of his most supportive demographic--black folks. 

Ta-Nehisi Coates, is a senior editor at The Atlantic and Tim Wise, is an educator and author whose  piece was featured in  Black and Brown News.

Ta-Nehisi Coates, Senior Editor

Tim Wise, Educator and Author

Tim Wise: Racism, Barack Obama and the Selective Call for Personal Responsibility



Anonymous said...

I also thought it was a little out of place. The speech and the message in and of itself was good, but not for them. Not really appropriate for them.

Carolyn said...

"The speech and the message in and of itself was good, but not for them. Not really appropriate for them".

I wholeheartedly agree and I'm somewhat amazed that many comments that I've viewed on this subject; are so defensive and protective of the President. He's human and to disagree with some of his policies or behaviors should not totally indict him or make him incompetent.

Anonymous said...

I agree. Exactly. He's human!

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