Black People Politics : Obama warns: if America stays so divided, our democracy and economy won’t survive

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Obama warns: if America stays so divided, our democracy and economy won’t survive


Julie Bort
Business Insider


Former President Barack Obama was on stage Wednesday evening at a tech conference in Las Vegas hosted by identity security company Okta where he talked about the future of the country. Obama's previous public appearances since leaving office have been unfailingly hopeful about America's future; but when Okta CEO Todd McKinnon asked Obama his thoughts on the nature of identity these days, Obama drifted into words of warning ...

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/obama-warns-america-stays-divided-160000967.html

Former president, Barack Obama
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To understand this kind of blow-back, just accept that racists are now showing their deeply held true colors toward our first Black president, Mr. Barack Obama, by making any remarks :facepalm:

Roseanne Barr Likens Former Obama Advisor Valerie Jarrett To An Ape

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... In a tweet she’s since deleted, the television star shared her thoughts on President Obama’s former advisor Valerie Jarrett.

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‘Roseanne’ Canceled by ABC After Roseanne Barr’s ‘Repugnant’ Comments, Network President Says

Ashley Boucher
The Wrap


ABC has canceled “Roseanne” after Roseanne Barr’s racially charged tweet about Valerie Jarrett Monday morning. “Roseanne’s Twitter statement is abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values, and we have decided to cancel her show,” ABC entertainment president Channing Dungey said in a statement to TheWrap on Tuesday ...

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/roseanne-canceled-abc-roseanne-barr-repugnant-comments-network-174759145.html?.tsrc=bell-brknews


Channing Dungey on Wednesday was named president of ABC's entertainment group. (Craig Sjodin / ABC)

 

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Obama warns: if America stays so divided, our democracy and economy won’t survive


Julie Bort
Business Insider


Former President Barack Obama was on stage Wednesday evening at a tech conference in Las Vegas hosted by identity security company Okta where he talked about the future of the country. Obama's previous public appearances since leaving office have been unfailingly hopeful about America's future; but when Okta CEO Todd McKinnon asked Obama his thoughts on the nature of identity these days, Obama drifted into words of warning ...

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/obama-warns-america-stays-divided-160000967.html

Former president, Barack Obama
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We were divided long before Trump took office. But...

I agree, talking to each other will help us understand each other but we need to do more than talk if we are to survive the divisiveness we're experiencing under 45's administration. I think America is long overdue to look in the mirror and be honest about what it sees rather than fabricate an image it wants to be seen as but is fake.

While we are talking to each other as President Obama recommends, the system that was designed and built to oppress Black people and other people of color, must be destroyed otherwise we won't see the type of change that the oppressed hope for.

Although I agree that the American people should take actions that lead to a healthier and more equitable nation, is it wrong to expect politicians and business owners share the responsibility and become better leaders...nationally and internationally.

We like to say we have a democracy in America but if it is the type that is comfortable oppressing some of its people so that a few can gain power and wealth at their expense, is not the type of democracy we should be advocating.

I think we would see faster results in the form of change using our economic power as opposed to our political power. But doing both at the same time is a perfect storm.
 

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Many white people view Obama as the "Divider and Chief". Why is that? The reason for their view is simple, he was trying to make the nation more equitable. An equitable nation is not something many of them really desire. What many of them want is to maintain the perception of superiority over other ethnic groups even if their actual circumstances show that they are economically and socially inferior to many in those other groups. That is why they will vote against interests that could objectively help them to maintain interests that subjectively make them feel better about themselves. Sharing stories will not solve this problem since they do not have an interest in anyone else's stories but their own to begin with. No, the true solution to this problem is the amassing of economic and political power. We have to force them to respect our humanity via the only real thing they respect, terrestrial power.
 

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We were divided long before Trump took office. But...

I agree, talking to each other will help us understand each other but we need to do more than talk if we are to survive the divisiveness we're experiencing under 45's administration. I think America is long overdue to look in the mirror and be honest about what it sees rather than fabricate an image it wants to be seen as but is fake.

While we are talking to each other as President Obama recommends, the system that was designed and built to oppress Black people and other people of color, must be destroyed otherwise we won't see the type of change that the oppressed hope for.

Although I agree that the American people should take actions that lead to a healthier and more equitable nation, is it wrong to expect politicians and business owners share the responsibility and become better leaders...nationally and internationally.

We like to say we have a democracy in America but if it is the type that is comfortable oppressing some of its people so that a few can gain power and wealth at their expense, is not the type of democracy we should be advocating.

I think we would see faster results in the form of change using our economic power as opposed to our political power. But doing both at the same time is a perfect storm.
Many white people view Obama as the "Divider and Chief". Why is that? The reason for their view is simple, he was trying to make the nation more equitable. An equitable nation is not something many of them really desire. What many of them want is to maintain the perception of superiority over other ethnic groups even if their actual circumstances show that they are economically and socially inferior to many in those other groups. That is why they will vote against interests that could objectively help them to maintain interests that subjectively make them feel better about themselves. Sharing stories will not solve this problem since they do not have an interest in anyone else's stories but their own to begin with. No, the true solution to this problem is the amassing of economic and political power. We have to force them to respect our humanity via the only real thing they respect, terrestrial power.
If our race as a whole had the collective wisdom and more so the ability to extract the wisdom from your two raw unadulterated comments, over time we'd at least balance the power that is so disparate politically and economically. Votes place people into positions of power thereby enabling them to pass laws that set national standards and policies. Money and it's purchasing and investment power possesses the ability to control certain aspects of our economy. Sounds simple on paper only because no one person or group is willing to risk it all by taking the first step to a new beginning. We as a race have had failure drilled into our psyche by "The Other Man" so much we have lost faith in our natural ability to control our own destiny. We already have voting privileges long due us because our elders sacrificed their very lives for us. A dollar or a million dollars, it's the means to purchase from our own and to invest start up capitol for our own. Boycotts, riots, protest, demands for apologies, transparency and to be heard have been exposed for just what they are. Time, resource, freedom and even life wasting feel good band aid fixes that serve no sustainable benefit. Every minute of every hour of every day of every week of every month of every year since we were forced into our new lives, every time we are denied service, jobs, medical care, housing, proper education, basic government services, getting summarily executed roadside by nervous White cops, real trials of our own peers and such cannot be deflected by the America power structure we get thrown a bone to chew on and in a weeks time, it's business as usual. We talked enough, time for action. Our votes and our money will free us, so far nothing else has worked.
 

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Don’t Wait to Feel a Tingle in Your Spine.’ Barack Obama Scolds Democrats About the Importance of Voting

Natasha Bach
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...He also warned against Democrats resting on their laurels, trusting the momentum of recent wins for the party. Highlighting the successes of the Republican party, Obama pointed out that the two parties rely on "different stories": the Republicans on fear, and the Democrats on hope.

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/don-t-wait-feel-tingle-091943413.html

(AP Photo/Evan Vucci, Pool)

 
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Obama visits father's native Kenya to open youth center

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...When Obama visited Kenya in 2015, he was unable to visit his father’s village due to security concerns, and vowed to return when he was no longer “wearing a suit” and contribute to the development of young people.

After his visit to Kenya, Obama will fly to South Africa where he will deliver the annual Nelson Mandela lecture. (AFP)



https://www.yahoo.com/news/obama-visits-fathers-native-kenya-slideshow-wp-154509093.html

Former US President, Barak Obama (C) with his step-grandmother Sarah (2R) and half-sister, Auma (L) arrive to unveil a plaque on July 16, 2018 during the opening of the Sauti Kuu Resource Centre, founded by his half-sister, Auma Obama at Kogelo in Siaya county, western Kenya.

Nine-year-old Barack Obama Omondi, who was named after former US president Barack Obama when he was first elected as President in 2008, looks on as he waits for Obama’s arrival with his father Daniel Omondi prior to an opening ceremony of the Sauti Kuu Sports, Vocational and Training Centre in his ancestral home Kogelo, some 400km west of the capital Nairobi, Kenya on July 16, 2018. Barack Obama visited his ancestral home in western Kenya to attend the opening ceremony of the centrer founded by his half-sister Auma Obama, after having met with Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta and opposition politician Raila Odinga in Nairobi the previous day. After Kenya, Obama is scheduled to travel to South Africa where he will deliver the annual Nelson Mandela lecture in Johannesuburg. (Photo: Dai Kurokawa/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock)

Residents of Nyang’oma village in Kogelo wave US flags as they gather by the side of the road to wait for former US President, Barak Obama to arrive on July 16, 2018 for the opening of the Sauti Kuu Resource Centre, founded by his half-sister, Auma Obama at Kogelo in Siaya county, western Kenya.

A resident seats on his motorbike ahead of the visit by the former U.S. President Barack Obama to his ancestral Nyangoma Kogelo village in Siaya county, western Kenya July 16, 2018. (Photo: Thomas Mukoya/Reuters)

A village elder poses for a photographer in front of a paiting featuring former US president Barack Obama and Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga (R), prior to an opening ceremony of the Sauti Kuu Sports, Vocational and Training Centre in his ancestral home Kogelo, some 400km west of the capital Nairobi, Kenya on July 16, 2018. (Photo: Dai Kurokawa/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock)

Former US President, Barak Obama (3L) poses for a picrure with his step-grandmother Sarah (C) and half-sister, Auma (2R) and some of the local youth on July 16, 2018 during the opening of the Sauti Kuu Resource Centre, founded by his half-sister, Auma Obama at Kogelo in Siaya county, western Kenya. – Obama is in the east african nation for the first time since he left the US presidency and met with President Uhuru Kenyatta and opposition leader Raila Odinga in Nairobi.(Photo: Tony Karumba/AFP/Getty Images)

Residents of Nyang’oma village in Kogelo wave US flags as they gather by the side of the road to wait for former US President, Barak Obama to arrive on July 16, 2018 for the opening of the Sauti Kuu Resource Centre, founded by his half-sister, Auma Obama at Kogelo in Siaya county, western Kenya. – Obama is in the East African nation for the first time since he left the US presidency and met with President Uhuru Kenyatta and opposition leader Raila Odinga in Nairobi. (Photo: Tony Karumba/AFP/Getty Images)

Former US President, Barak Obama (R) interacts with some of the local young beneficiaries July 16, 2018 during the opening of the Sauti Kuu Resource Centre, founded by his half-sister, Auma Obama at Kogelo in Siaya county, western Kenya. – Obama is in the east African nation for the first time since he left the US presidency and met with President Uhuru Kenyatta and opposition leader Raila Odinga in Nairobi. (Photo: Tony Karumba/AFP/Getty Images)

Former US president Barack Obama (R) holds his half-sister Auma Obama (L), during an opening ceremony of the Sauti Kuu Sports, Vocational and Training Centre in his ancestral home Kogelo, some 400km west of the capital Nairobi, Kenya on July 16, 2018. (Photo: Dai Kurokawa/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock)

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