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|