Obama: Epidemic of Racism a ‘Defining Feature’ of America

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Barack Obama says epidemic of racism is the defining feature of being an American

Former President Barack Obama has declared that racism is a “defining feature” in the United States of America.

The former POTUS was promoting his memoirs with NPR host Michel Martin and discussed the alleged “fever of racism” that existed during his presidency and apparently continues to exist today.

“That fever, as you said, that’s been a defining feature of a lot of our life,” Obama said, adding that he never believed that Americans were living in a “post-racial era.”

Breitbart.com reports: Obama argued that some Americans had a backlash to his presidency simply because he was the first black president.

“I think that what did happen during my presidency was yes, a backlash among some people who felt that somehow, I symbolized the possibility that they or their group were losing status not because of anything I did, but just by virtue of the fact that I didn’t look like all the other presidents previously,” he said.

Many Americans were “scared” or “frightened” by the advancement of blacks or Latinos, he explained, because they were racist.

“It would surprise me if you didn’t have a big cross-section of the country that was still carrying around a bunch of baggage and still a little disturbed by the advances that African Americans had made,” Obama said.

He continued, “It would surprise me if changing demographics and the growing Latino population didn’t scare a certain segment of this population, just because I know enough about American history to know that that’s always been a fault line in American history.”

Obama signaled optimism that younger Americans carried less racial baggage of past generations and cited the George Floyd protests as a sign of progress.

“I think what happened this summer with George Floyd was so important, where you saw at least some shift in the general population in recognizing that there’s real racial bias in how our criminal laws are applied and how policing operates in this country,” he said.

Obama criticized American society for expecting the police to keep problems from arising from “broader systemic injustices” in certain communities.

“That’s society’s fault, but we like to distance ourselves from those responsibilities, lay it on the police to say: Just keep it away from us,” he said.

Obama recalled his comments about the incident surrounding Cambridge Massachusetts Sgt. James Crowley arresting Harvard University professor Henry Louis Gates Jr as he was trying to break into his own home.

Obama was widely criticized by Americans for saying in 2009 that Crowley “acted stupidly” by arresting Gates, citing “a long history in this country of African Americans and Latinos being stopped by law enforcement disproportionately,” which ultimately concluded in the famous “beer summit” between Obama and the two men.

Obama said the incident was the first sign that the issue of policing of black Americans was an important issue to talk about.

“The issue of the particular event between the police officer and a Black person who’s interacting with them becomes the focal point, but it really raises a broader question, which is why is it that we’re still living in a society in which such inequities exist,” he said.


  1. …said the BLACK MAN who was elected president. This man has no idea how hypocritical he looks when he says such stupid things.

  2. Entitlement grubbing, non-stop lying, warmongering, violent criminality, and anti-constitution sedition are all defining features of Democrat-Neocon humanoid trash.

  3. I recall hanging out with a bunch of sailors, American sailors one day in a city tavern and Off the Wall was jyst breaking so I wanted to dance but the guys I was with said no you can’t A lot of bro sailors were already on the floor ,and the guys I was with said we,meaning us non negros , cant dance to their music It will start a riot .And yes in the navy racism was very strong You rarely ever saw black and whites partying together. But it’s like the chinese hating Japanese and germans hating e English and americans hating canadians Theres much more to it than just skin colour and he needs ,and that mob ,need to wake up to the fact that hate and competitiveness and warfare are all manifested by the ruling elite to serve their interests, their profits and their powers .

  4. Throwing red herrings into the public’s faces to cover ip the real issues Typical school boy crap .Dirty lie life .The real stories at Newman,with major developments in key states .The ending tells the bigger picture and exposes why the Globalists have all their media Barons and their lap dogs running scared to cover the Global crim7nality fraud and the greatest deception in modern history Its SO HUGE its obvious why even most powerful persons are totally intimidated by the scale of their audacity and the arrogance of their crimes .

  5. It ISN’T, asshole. (The CONSTITUTION is…) It’s a ‘defining feature’ for YOU, and Big Mike, for the majority of (normal, thinking) Americans. not so much….

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