Obama: Southern Whites Don’t Like Me Because I’m Black


Barack Obama has now served two full terms as President of the United States. Despite the fact that he was elected by a majority-white electorate, he still seems to think the United States is full of a bunch of racists.

In an interview aired Wednesday on CNN, President Obama described how he thinks people may view him differently than other presidents because of his race.

”I think there’s a reason attitudes about my presidency among whites in northern states are very different from whites in southern states,” Obama told CNN’s Fareed Zakaria.

Obama described how the “birther” movement, fueled in large part by President-elect Donald Trump, affected him.

“Are there folks whose primary concern about me has been that I seem foreign — the other? Are those who champion the birther movement feeding off of bias? Absolutely,” he said.

The “birther” movement didn’t start because of the color of Obama’s skin. It started because he was a man who lived his childhood in a foreign country who was, for the majority of his presidency, unable to locate his long-form birth certificate. But these real concerns apparently never occurred to Obama. He would rather call his opponents racist than acknowledge that they had real concerns.

 

Source: The Hill



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