President Barack Obama hasn’t had it easy over the last 6 1/2 years. As you can probably imagine, there’s been incredible pressure on the guy. He will go down in history as the first Black President…ever. That’s a lot to take on. Inevitably, he’s had his share of naysayers. For many, it seems that the President can’t do anything right. For some white people he simply isn’t “white” enough, and for some Blacks, his policies aren’t “Black” enough. However, in the face of all of this adversity, Obama has managed to hold his head high, and maintain an amazing amount of dignity and class. After the recent blood bath in Charleston, in addition to the ongoing racial tension in this country, the President dropped the “N bomb” on a recent podcast with Marc Maron, declaring that racism IS still a problem in America.
The President was extremely candid during the interview, arguing that not saying “n*gger” isn’t a measure of whether or not racism still exists in this country.
“Racism, we are not cured of it. And it’s not just a matter of it not being polite to say n—- in public.” -President Barack Obama
I have to admit, this was quite unexpected coming from the President…but it was also much appreciated. I think a lot of people have been waiting for him to “call a thing a thing.”
For the full interview, listen here.