Obama: There’s No Longer Time for Excuses for Black Men

Aamer Madhani, USA today, May 19, 2013

President Obama on Sunday told the graduating class at Morehouse College, the country’s pre-eminent historically black college, there is “no time for excuses” for this generation of African-American men and that it was time for their generation to step up professionally and in their personal lives.

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Obama’s visit comes nearly 50 years after King led the March on Washington, and 150 years after Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation.

The president connected his own path to the White House to the work of King and other African-American leaders of that generation. But Obama also conceded that at times as a young man he wrongly blamed his own failings “as just another example of the world trying to keep a black man down.”

“We’ve got no time for excuses—not because the bitter legacies of slavery and segregation have vanished entirely; they haven’t,” Obama told the graduating class and their families who sat through intermittent rain and thunder. “It’s just that in today’s hyperconnected, hypercompetitive world, with a billion young people from China and India and Brazil entering the global workforce alongside you, nobody is going to give you anything you haven’t earned.”

Obama spoke in very personal terms to the 500 young men as he urged them to not only become leaders in their community, but also good fathers and good husbands. Obama, who was raised by a single mother and grandparents, lamented the absence of his father in his life and urged the graduates to make family their top priority.

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In his speech, Obama also connected the discrimination that African Americans have faced with some of the struggles of minority groups—including gays and lesbians fighting for the right to marriage, Hispanic Americans battling anti-immigrant bias and Muslims who face suspicion because of their faith.

Having a personal understanding of discrimination, Obama said, this generation of African Americans is uniquely equipped to be leaders for the country and world on these issues.

“If you tap into that experience, it should endow you with empathy—the understanding of what it’s like to walk in somebody else’s shoes,” Obama said. “It should give you an ability to connect. It should give you a sense of what it means to overcome barriers.”

[Editor’s note: Here are some passages from the speech that USA Today did not include.]

I’m sure every one of you has a grandma, an uncle, or a parent who’s told you at some point in life that, as an African-American, you have to work twice as hard as anyone else if you want to get by.

As Morehouse Men, many of you know what it’s like to be an outsider; to be marginalized; to feel the sting of discrimination.

Whatever success I achieved, whatever positions of leadership I’ve held, have depended less on Ivy League degrees or SAT scores or GPAs, and have instead been due to that sense of empathy and connection – the special obligation I felt, as a black man like you, to help those who needed it most.

The brothers who have been left behind – who haven’t had the same opportunities we have – they need to hear from us. We’ve got to be in the barbershops with them, at church with them, spending time and energy and presence helping pull them up, exposing them to new opportunities, and supporting their dreams. We have to teach them what it means to be a man – to serve your city like Maynard Jackson; to shape the culture like Spike Lee.

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  • joemcgee

    Obama: There’s No Longer Time for Excuses for Black Men,
    ________________________________________________
    Blacks are all about meaningless words. They couldn’t face facts if their lives depended on it. So the excuses for their failures will never end.

    • The__Bobster

      From a Usurper who always has excuses for everything.

      • MikeS

        Indeed. The usurper is the physical manifestation of an excuse.

        • Vanessa

          No doubt. I don’t know if the Greeks ever worshipped a personification of ‘Excuse’, but if they had a sculpture of Obama would have made a perfect cult image to be placed in the cella of a temple. The Temple of Excuses.

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        • Sherman_McCoy

          A miserable excuse for a president, that is.

      • Bill

        Yeah. Isn’t it just farcical? THIS is the guy saying to them they shouldn’t blame others? That’s all he’s done. Moreover, he was affirmative actioned into every position he held, unless it was a black activism post wherein ONLY a black could hold it. And do you notice it’s ALWAYS a BLACK college, high school, grade school, middle school he and hateful Michelle go to? And WHY does his “brothers” have to worry about millions of chinese, indians, etc competing for jobs? Because he and his treasonous liberal cohorts and neo-cons are IMPORTING them and destroying our native economy. Lastly, those graduates didn’t EARN a damn thing. That’s why they are AT a “historically black” college. Their degrees are a bogus sham of entitlement on paper.

        • Nathanwartooth

          Oh I’m surprised they didn’t boo him.

          You think we don’t like the invaders? Blacks hate them more.

          • François

            Blacks know that the competition form China, India, etc, won’t give them any affirmative action. That’s why.

        • Dr. X

          It’s literally unbelievable to me how Obama lives in a complete fantasy world yet shamelessly maintains an arrogant, put-upon condescension as if he’s always the victim of something or the other. Discrimination? Get real! One of the lines from the speech that was not included in the AmRen edit was that blacks “have to work twice as hard” to get ahead. Gimme a break! This is the guy who ADMITTED to a television reporter that he was “lazy” and spent half his life stoned and the other half on the golf course (or partying with Jay-Z). He doesn’t even hold a law degree, for God’s sake. And yet he still became president! This guy is out there telling “the brothers” to “help those in need” while he’s got an actual half-brother living in the slums of Nairobi sniffing glue?? I’ve never heard such pure horsecrap in my life. What’s truly sickening is how many stupid white people fall for every bit of it — hook, line, and sinker. As God is my witness, I swear that the day he was elected signaled the end of the United States.

          • Sherman_McCoy

            Well, at least he isn’t sniffing jenkum. As far as I know.

          • François

            «He doesn’t even hold a law degree, for God’s sake.»

            So that whole Harvard law degree story was a lie?

    • dot face obama

      Blacks are all about meaningless words. They couldn’t face facts if
      their lives depended on it. So the excuses for their failures will never
      end.

    • LastBastionOfHope

      Especially when their excuses reward them so much.

  • sbuffalonative

    A black man has made it to the White House. He did so with a sizable percentage of the white population.

    If that’s not proof enough that no one is holding blacks back but themselves, I don’t know what is.

    The jig is up for blacks. Blacks don’t have any more excuses.

    • edie

      I wish that were true……….

      however, this ruse has only begun….. you ain’t seen nuttin’ yet…….
      obama and holder are just gettin’ warmed up

      the game has got us coming and going. Blacks are not like whites and they are in charge now, thanks to washrag liberals who know little of black culture.

      • Jaego

        Yes, remember the rush of confidential communications across Black America after Obama’s election: the election changes nothing. The shake down must continue. And he hasn’t been their president anyway. Where are the million dollar reparation checks in every pot they were expecting?

        • OnGuard

          As I understand it, the Pigford settlements to supposed black farmers is de facto reparations. >20,000 blacks, many not even qualified, signed up for gub’mint money, then Obama;s admin. extended the deadline to sign up. Now there are >90,000 expecting their under-the-table reparations!

    • Nice pun!

    • Johnny Clay

      Not only whites that voted for him, but the 4 million who had a chance to vote him out of office, but didn’t and stayed home or voted third party because Romney wasn’t “conservative enough” or were in a snit because Ron Paul didn’t get the nomination. Thanks a lot, people!!

      • edie

        I believe the fraud was much greater than this ‘stayed at home’ story.

        also, the irs nullified the Tea Party before the 2012 election

        • Terry Lee Robbins

          You are absolutely right about the irs nullifying the Tea Party. I would go a step further and state that Obama criminally used the irs to financially cripple all opposition groups by ordering the irs to deny or delay their applications for tax exempt status, which resulted in crippling their financial ability to raise money to challenge his presidential campaign.

    • Sherman_McCoy

      “The jig is up…”

      Up in the white house.

    • François

      It’s been years and years, since they didn’t have any more excuses, I’d say. And Blacks facing up to all those challenges, without affirmative action and the like? That just won’t happen.

      • sbuffalonative

        I agree. After slavery, Jim Crow segregation, integrated schools, affirmative action and many other programs, blacks ran out of excuses long ago. That’s why we now hear about the great boogyman called ‘institutional racism’.

        Now that they’ve had their black president, their excuses are becoming more obvious and increasingly ridiculous.

        I’m not sure why President Obama made these comments. Is he really trying to tell blacks that the excuse train has run out of steam?

        Regardless, the only way blacks appear to move forward is to find new excuses and theories for their failure.

        This speech isn’t going to stop blacks from blaming whitey.

        • Unperson

          “This speech isn’t going to stop blacks from blaming whitey.”

          It won’t even stop Obama from blaming whitey.

          • François

            That would seem to be what he does best.

        • François

          Oh, they can blame whoever they want, it’s just that lots of Whites aren’t listening to their b.s. anymore. Especially the young American Whites who can’t get into the university they dreamt of attending because of Affirmative Action quotas.

          Enough is enough. People aren’t buying it, anymore.

  • OlderWoman

    Discrimination. I discriminate. I stay away from blacks, mexican and muslims. Discrimination keeps me safe and secure from three deadly cultures.

    • Beetlejuice

      Then you will be the target of the IRS. Or a drone.

  • MekongDelta69

    Allow me to shorten his speech:
    “If you iz a straight, white, male American legal citizen, then… get out mah face.”

    There. I think we’re done here…

    • Freya

      I’ll shorten yours:
      “U White, U Die.”

  • shawnmer

    “No excuses??” Uh, last November spring to mind on the subject of a black man and his “excuses,” Mr President?

    Tell us again what you “inherited,” I don’t think we’ve heard that one quite emough!

    • François

      Funny how this lame excuse for an American president, a mulatto who owes everything to AA, identifies solely as Black, while he was raised by his mother and maternal grand-parents, and simply abandonned by his Kenyan father…

      • watling

        Halle Berry was also raised by her white mother yet I read somewhere that she – in common with many mulattos – adheres to the ‘one drop theory’. Namely that just one drop of black blood makes you black.

        • Thomas

          The fact is that U.S. laws (passed by White men) in the early 19th century imposed this law on society stating if a person had just one drop of Black blood in them, they were to be considered Black. To me, this makes about as much sense as saying i a person has one drop of White blood in them, they should be considered White.

          It was not Halle Berry nor any other Black person who passed such a law, but rather the politicians of the early republic.

        • François

          They have a hard time with genetics, huh?

      • Gary

        Would you accept Obama as White? I doubt it. I sure wouldn’t. that being said, why shouldn’t he identify as Black. He is Black .

        • François

          I didn’t say I would consider him to be a white man, Gary. But that happens to be part of who he is. Just like he is part Black, too. But look at his facial features and complexion, and tell me he really looks like a typical Black!

  • soccer2mom

    Make bad choices, yep. He is the bad choice who now is making excruciating bad choices for our country. No time for excuses? How about the one he uses about not knowing that his socialist administration and the IRS are targeting conservatives and Christian organizations. Would that be the muslim brotherhood he be speaking to? Or is rubbing elbows with a extremely violent terrorist organization and inviting them to sup at our White House a mere day in Obama life? Congress needs to get off their Pelosi mindset and either bring Obama up on charges and/or impeach him. Obama and his administration make Nixon look like a choir boy!

    • Beetlejuice

      The media won’t do their job. Watergate was front page, in-your-face news for a year.

      They refused to vet Ovomit in 2008 as they did Sarah Palin and other Republitards.

  • dave1163sag

    obama’s right about one thing. there still is discrimination and slavery going on in today’s society. the people who are being discriminated against are the whites. they are losing out on job promotions due to affirmative action,diversity. police forces and other govt jobs are hiring blacks at alarming rates to make job quotas. the fire depts. are hiring blacks who have lower test scores over whites. the only slaves in todays world are the blacks who are slaves to the democrat party and the african slave trade thats still going on today.

    • I think I might qualify as a slave. After all, I’m working so others don’t have to.

      • dave1163sag

        yes you do. we all do who pay or payed taxes.

      • Bobbala

        You work. I eat.

    • Leon

      Then why is Black unemployment twice that of White unemployment if Blacks are getting all of these jobs? Stop with the bu**shit.

  • The__Bobster

    Interesting that the aracial Obongo and the First Wookie both gave only one speech apiece, both at Zulu colleges.

    • OlderWoman

      The Wookie was in Nashville on Friday ‘addressing’ the MLK magnet school at black Tennessee State Univ., the most dangerous college campus in town.

  • The__Bobster

    Every one of you has a grandma or an uncle or a parent whose told you at some
    point in life as an African American you have to work twice as hard as anyone
    else if you want to get by.
    ___________

    Oh, I love this quote. Every black man I’ve ever met put forth only half the effort of a White man.

    • DiversityIsDeath

      Hah, I just noticed that you commented on that whopper too.

    • MikeS

      What he was actually thinking, “Every one of you has a Kenyan grandma or an illegal drunk driving uncle or an illegal aunt who wishes to stay off the radar or a mentally twisted, self-loathing mother whose told you at some point in life as an African you have to work twice as hard at not working as anyone else if you want to get by and if someone wants you to actually contribute to society, just scream “RACISM!” as loud as you can since, you know, it’s worked for me.”

      • edie

        or an aunt or uncle or relative that defrauds the welfare game or medicaid or pigford or any other number of scams against taxpayers.

      • CharlesFinley

        “barry, your mom was a black-Koch skank!”

    • Angry White Woman

      “…as an African American you have to work twice as hard as anyone
      else if you want to get by.”

      “I’ll be sittin’ when the mornin’ comes
      I’ll be sittin’ when the evenin’ goes
      Jus’ a-sittin’ here a-restin’ ma bones….”

      Yep, sounds like working twice as hard as a white man, don’t it?

    • Homo_Occidentalis

      They put in half the effort I’m sure, but we only see a quarter of the output.

    • CharlesFinley

      “I ain’t doin’ $hit else.”
      That’s what they say.

      • CharlesFinley

        I worked with one who actually vacuumed AROUND a dead mouse on the floor. He also once said, ” I ‘on’t pay muh phone beeill….it phuck wif my git-high money.”

    • Non Humans

      Notice how he doesn’t specify “Father”, or even “Father Figure”. Hmmmm…

    • Sherman_McCoy

      At most.

    • exliberal

      Actually I have found that whites end up working twice as hard because we pick up the slack for the affirmative action incompetence.

    • Gay Black Man

      Actually, most of us have been told this and have often found it to be exactly true.

  • JohnEngelman

    Instead of talking about discrimination that ended two generations ago the President needed to talk about current levels of black crime and illegitimacy. What happened two generations ago cannot excuse that, especially because black social pathology has gotten worse since the civil rights legislation was signed.

  • “No Longer Time for Excuses for Black Men?”

    Well, the first black man he can tell to stop making excuses is himself, and quit trying to pretend he’s not President every time something bad happens.

    • Dr. X

      Yeah, like “I don’t know anything about Behghazi” and “I had no idea that the DOJ was targeting reporters and the IRS was targeting the Tea Party.” Must be someone else’s fault.

      • Beetlejuice

        The media protect him, just as they did Richard Nixon.
        /sarc

  • guest

    There’s no longer time for excused but we need affirmative action more than ever!

    I get it.

  • Robert Binion

    Absolute black power corrupts absobloomin’lutely. The first bump in President Pipeline’s road was Rev. Wright. And the lie was reflexive and shameless. And the lies have not stopped.

  • dd121

    Obama’s spent the past five years blaming Bush for everything that’s wrong in this country. Isn’t that “making excuses”? I’m sure these bucks will be inspired and motivated by his brilliant speech.

  • DiversityIsDeath

    How on earth did this myth arise that “negroes have to work twice as hard as anyone else” if they want to get by? Where did that piece of racial fiction come from? The reality is that negroes have to work only HALF as much– not twice as hard– to get by. Blacks are held to a LOWER standard, not a HIGHER one. LESS is expected of negroes.

    • I hear it out of blacks’ mouths often. The only work they do more of is running their mouths about how hard they supposedly work or have to work.

      • OlderWoman

        I watch our black janitor. He (a) works a little then if he sees blacks in the lobby (b) he spends half an hour visiting with them. That is how his day goes.

        • I watch our black janitor. He (a) works a little then if he sees blacks in the lobby (b) he spends half an hour visiting with them.

          (c) Once he gets home, he spends half the evening complaining about how hard he worked all day and how racist all the white people around him are.

    • Bobbala

      I worked in Atlanta. They really believe this. Natural victims. They think they are held to a higher standard. That’s why they fall short.

  • Easyrhino1

    A crap speech!

    On one hand he’s preaching personal responsibility on the other, the same victimologist tripe that Jesse and Al preach.

    What he should have said:

    1. Stay in school
    2. Work hard
    3. Obey the law
    4. Don’t get anyone pregnant

    And maybe one day you too can experience “White Privilege”
    Thank you and good night! I’m here till Thursday, try the veal.

    • OlderWoman

      5. Stop killing each other.

      • Beetlejuice

        1. Stop whining and accept that your IQ is one standard deviation below that of whites and that you will NEVER achieve at their level.

        • a multiracial individual

          If I recall correctly the Flynn effect is having a more profound impact on Blacks (4 points per decade) than Whites (3 points per decade). Do I believe that parity is around the corner? Of course not. However, I think that admitting that IQ differences are real, and that the source of these differences is rooted in biology, would be a crucial first step in developing real solutions to these problems. Black IQ could be raised quite rapidly if only the top 1-5% of Blacks reproduced. Logistically, solutions would be difficult, but not impossible.

      • potato78

        1. Stop killing each other.
        2. Stop playing basketball.
        3. Stop watching basketball.
        4. Sit down/learn something.

      • BlackFreeAmerica

        6. STOP KILLING US

    • Mick

      6. Pull up your freaking pants.

      7. Stop ending every sentence with knowwhadi’msayin?

  • pcmustgo

    Did he mention BLACK WOMEN NOT USING BIRTH CONTROL???????????????

  • But Obama also conceded that at times as a young man he wrongly blamed his own failings “as just another example of the world trying to keep a black man down.
    .
    What failings? He had life handed to him.
    .
    “We’ve got no time for excuses—not because the bitter legacies of slavery and segregation have vanished entirely; they haven’t,”
    .
    That horrible horrible lagacy of slavery ….
    .
    … nobody is going to give you anything you haven’t earned.”
    .
    Except a government job. Or Section 8 and the EBT.
    .
    Obama, who was raised by a single mother and grandparents, lamented the absence of his father in his life and urged the graduates to make family their top priority.
    .
    Lamented the absence of his father, but fondly remember being buggered by Frank Marshall Davis.

    • IstvanIN

      Was the last comment necessary?

      • Freya

        Are you an attorney out of curiosity?

        • IstvanIN

          No, I just think the “buggery” comment is over the top.

          • Freya

            It is, but I asked only b/c I saw an ad for an attorney in our state with a similar sounding name as yours.

          • IstvanIN

            It is Hungarian for Stephen, first King and patron saint of Hungary.

      • Sherman_McCoy

        Yes. I’m afraid it was.

  • libertarian 1234

    “There’s no time for excuses?”

    If he really means that, he should push to have AA halted.

    But if there were no AA, black college students would be reduced by about 95%.

    Why isn’t he really honest and helpful and tell them 95% of the people sitting in front of him should be in vocational school. That way they wouldn’t be filled with so much hate when they’re passed over for employment because they’re still reading and doing math at the freshman level of high school.

    And he should ALSO warn them that if they choose a trade of some sort, they’ll still have to have a solid understanding of basic math, and some will involve reading blueprints.

    To those who can’t do that, Obama should volunteer to give them priority for small business loans so they can buy mops and buckets.

    Continuing to lie to them is only going to assure they’ll still be filling the prisons and walking around with a suppressed rage for whitey, who their leaders and white radicals tell them is holding them back just because they’re black.

  • Mark

    Affirmative action demoralizes an entire race… forcing the Blacks to admit their
    intellectual inadequacies is morally repugnant; shame on bureaucrats for
    pushing the cruel policies that bring Black intellectual disparity to light;
    bureaucrats must revel in making Black people look foolish; treating them like
    parasites rather than self-determined people.

    Why are bureaucrats treating Blacks as incompetents? Bureaucrats must have a very low opinion of the Blacks. We must insist that the egregious policy of Affirmative Action end immediately.

    • roger

      demoralizes two races……… don’t forget straight white males……..

      white women…………well, the get aa…………. you tell me why

    • Sherman_McCoy

      They admit nothing, other than their idiotic belief that “da white man be holdin’ me down.”

  • “as an African-American, you have to work twice as hard as anyone else if you want to get by”

    Can anyone here say that when they think of black people, they think of people that work twice as hard as everyone else?

    • Non Humans

      Only in the sense that they work half as smart as us… when they work at all, that is.

  • exLibtard

    Does anyone really think blacks will ever check their privilege and stop using their race as a crutch?

    “We’ve got no time for excuses — not because the bitter legacies of slavery and segregation have vanished entirely; they haven’t,”

    Hilarious. He says that blacks have no time for excuses and then reinforces two among the most oft-cited excuses blacks use.

    “Keep setting an example for what it means to be a man,” Obama said. “Be the best husband to your wife, or boyfriend to your partner, or father to your children that you can be. Because nothing is more important.”

    When did they begin to set an example?

  • Rhialto

    “We’ve got no time for excuses—….. It’s just that in today’s
    hyperconnected, hypercompetitive world, with a billion young people from
    China and India and Brazil entering the global workforce alongside you,
    nobody is going to give you anything you haven’t earned.”

    Is your president saying that his “bruthas” will not get any more goodies than they are already getting, and that the new minorities, Asian, Indian, Muslim, homosexual, African, and of course Hispanic will also be holders of special minority status? Prez. Obama seems to be telling Blacks that they will still be a privileged group, but so will many others.

    Perhaps I’m just “dog-whistling”.

  • Sick of it

    If the black man is being kept down, why do we have a black president?

    • potato78

      He was not black when he was young. most time he stayed in pacific islands.
      He didn’t have black culture. He had some whitasian Culture.
      Now He is black president because he needed people to vote for him.

  • Kathy M

    Whatever. They will never lose that chip on their shoulder. Never. Obama’s speech is riddled with it. Its just too much of a convienent crutch for the bros.

  • Related:

    http://www.breitbart.com/system/wire/DA6B75SG0

    Michelle Obama: “Black people have lost the love for learning.” Okay, but when did they ever have it by and large?

  • Obama told the graduating class and their families who sat through intermittent rain and thunder.
    .
    Must have been pure torture Ruining their “hurr” to listen to Obama. Had it been anybody other then an Obama, they would have skipped watching their skola walk and hidden in a doorway.

    • IstvanIN

      The good thing about their “hair” is that they can just toss it in a pail of Woolite when they get home and then hang it out on the line.

  • Funruffian

    This long-winded rant will have absolutely zero impact on the ‘Entitlement’ mentality that most Blacks have. They will hear this speech and selectively absorb the pundits that fit their needs and discard any comments that may burden them with the responsibiliy of being self-sufficient and earning credit based on their own merits and not on the merts that are proffered to them by AA laws and entitlements.
    If Obama thinks they can step up to the plate and make a complete transformation into being lawful and contributing members of society, he is as ignorant as they are.
    Bill Cosby did a similarspeech a few years ago when he denoted that Blacks can no longer blame Whites for their own problems. If they do they are going to be very sorry in life. Well they still do it and they are as recalcitrant and as unapologetic as before.

  • Ella

    Maybe it’s a speech to warn them that they’ll be destroyed by hard working Asians who’s used to prodigious competition. “We have no current tools to hinder Asian group success.” Affirmative action programs kept 8 million plus jobs out of White’s reach; now you have to work twice as hard like White people in a Globalized market.

    • Brutal Defiance14

      Interesting way to look at it. You could be onto something here!

  • itdoesnotmatter

    Just imagine. All those newly minted “African American Studies” grads vying for jobs at McDonald’s.

    • Bobbala

      … or 6 figures for the City of Atlanta, MARTA and Maynard Jackson International.

  • RHG

    One of the biggest lies out there is that blacks “have to work twice as hard”, that is an absolute load of Bull. They don’t work twice as hard because they have the “race card” at the ready to throw down anytime they are asked to pull their own weight and earn their paychecks.

  • bigone4u

    Let Obammy give his speech to the graduates of an “historically black prison” and see if the inmates wise up. Let him try to inspire the blacks in gangs who commit the senseless murders and rapes to aspire to better. Let him try to motivate the lazy welfare queens/baby mommas. These are the ones he should be talking to, not with empty rhetoric but with a good scolding.

  • dot face obama

    Did a roofing truck ride by obama? what are those black spots all over his face? it looks like asphalt spilled out of a truck or something. delete the comment cowards i dont care.

  • Bon, From the Land of Babble

    President Obama on Sunday told the graduating class at Morehouse College, the country’s pre-eminent historically black college, there is “no time for excuses; we must, with maximum urgency, balance life’s great inequalities.”

    “Therefore, because so many American blacks have been left behind, through no fault of their own — in the barbershops, the churches — I propose, starting immediately, giving all American blacks an advanced college degree and licenses to practice medicine, accountancy and law upon their 21st birthdays.

    This will afford American blacks the opportunity to support their dreams, help them to pull themselves up and learn what it means to be a black man in a white-man’s world.”

    — President Obama, speech at Morehouse College, May 2013

  • dot face obama

    if you had a monkey face and black spots all over your face you would be hateful and envious too.

  • Cid Campeador

    He stated that racism is still out there. Based on the every increasing violence of Black sociopath behavior, there is no WONDER that it’s STILL out there! Whites have awakened to the absurdity of all the BS that they’ve been fed for the last 60 years. No one’s buying it anymore Monsieur Le President.

    Why couldn’t you tell those graduates that it’s up to them instead of leaving them with the excuse that racism is still out there.
    That notion is SOOOOOO Yesterday!

    • Funruffian

      Only Blacks use “Racism” as an imaginary excuse to further their decadent and anti-social behavior. I don’t see the Asians or Hispanics doing it. President Obongo is unwittingly admitting that his race is a collection and melting pot of failures and losers in society. This speech wouldn’t apply to Whites or Asians or even Hispanics. Only the Blacks get such a pep-talk and somehow they always revert back to White racism..Give us a break. We don’t want to be responsible for you and clean up after your mess. We have our own families to support and our own lives to live. So buzz off!
      Did you ever stop to think that maybe the root of your problems lies in your own racism and obsession with race?

      • LaSantaHermandad

        I’m especially tired of Mexicans hating Whites and worshiping the concept of Aztlán and it’s ancestors who were among the most brutal people on the Earth. If they’re so enamored of it they ought to abandon their Spanish surnames and the Spanish language and adopt Aztec names and speak Nahuatl. Maybe they could renew the old rituals of human sacrifice.

  • White Mom in WDC

    Okay, why do we care about what is or is not going on in the black community? I don’t. I have serious negroe fatigue. It is the same old story.

    Whites need to focus their attention on the white community. We need to run our own race

    • Brutal Defiance14

      Yeah we need work towards awakening our folk and getting them to PLE’s

      • White Mom in WDC

        What is PLE’s?

        • Brutal Defiance14

          Pioneer Little Europes! Just read the PLE Prospectus. Kalispell, Montana is a perfect example of one. Most of them are located in the upper midwest and pac northwest though.

          • White Mom in WDC

            Right on! I am heading west myself. Giving myself and my family a year and then we shove off. Whites are just treading water on the coasts and in the South. Go where there are mountains and snow and the likelihood that th groids will follow are slim

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    I think this would be a wonderful opportunity to pause for a moment and give thanks for the many great contributions of the Black community and their culture to our society. Their peaceful and generous nature make them ideal neighbors, lending testimony to their exceptional family values and parenting skills unrivaled by any other culture.

    Their commitment to academic excellence enriches our schools and serves as an example to all who hope to achieve prominence as a people. Real Estate values are fueled by the influx of African Americans into an area due to their caring and respectful nurturing of these communities, an example of all they have achieved by their enthusiasm for self improvement through hard work and a self-reliant can-do nature. Without their industrious and creative drive, we would be poorer as a nation

  • The Final Solution

    Blacks have never done anything on their own. They are only equal because whites and jews have declared it so. Their history began when whites arrived on African shores. Blacks define and express themselves in the arenas in which whites have allowed them to.

  • potato78

    Talking is Talking.
    This is a very good example of their culture. culture. which can make one person become successful or failure.

  • tom marr

    i just saw a pic of two white firefighters saving a black child in the ok tornado. i really hate to say it but after hearing this black racist obama its good i was not in their place because i would have let the child die. racism can work both ways.

    • Bil Bo Baggins

      Good Lord man, don’t let it take you that far. Children are innocent. The parents are a different story.

      • eonic

        Today’s black kids are tomorrow’s gangbangers, pimps, hustlers and all such lovely things.

  • MAJ

    “We’ve got no time for excuses—not because the bitter legacies of slavery and segregation have vanished entirely; they haven’t,” Obama told the graduating class and their families. – May, 2013

    “We’ve got no time for excuses—not because the bitter legacies of slavery and segregation have vanished entirely; they haven’t,” Shaniqua told the 70,000 black inmates she tutors online for their GEDs.” – June, 2021

    “We’ve got no time for excuses even if the bitter legacies of slavery and White privilege made us start the rebellion which lasted 2 proud, if humbling, months but we can survive without the evil White man’s handouts and payment cards,” General Trayvon X told the 5 million domestic prisoners of war across the country during the 1 hour free period.” – May, 2029

    “We gots no time for ‘scuses—even with the evil legacies of slavery and seggeration that gots us here,” Mauricius told the 3 million resettled inhabitants of the walled-in population of Greater Detroit via CloudScreen. – June, 2038

    “We ain’t got no mo’ time for fussin’ about or else we gets no mo’ food and shoes ’cause the White man sure be angry,” Tribal leader Chontavious told the 12 million residents of New Georgiana from outside the electrified moat covering some 150,000 square miles. – May, 2047

  • robinbishop34

    “…also connected the discrimination that African Americans have faced with some of the struggles of minority groups—including gays and lesbians fighting for the right to marriage, Hispanic Americans battling anti-immigrant bias and Muslims who face suspicion because of their faith.”

    Isn’t stoking the hackneyed ‘grievance focused identity’ meme fundamentally at odds with the supposed ‘man up’ message of ‘no more excuses?’

  • bubo

    Having a personal understanding of discrimination, Obama said, this generation of African Americans is uniquely equipped to be leaders for the country and world on these issues.

    Yes, blacks will always lead the grievance industry. No question about it. In every other arena blacks have been left behind. They can’t even rely on most favored minority status anymore as the Hispanic vote will be more important than black in the coming years. I don’t see much of a future for them.

  • AugustusAlexander

    Probably the best thing i have ever heard Obama say and it still lacks a bit.

    The excuse thing applies to everyone even whites, do not make excuses and be a great example for your people and community.

    Do not get mad and become some street nazi but become successful and educated, have money/power and use your money and education so that you can control what happens in this world to make sure you are your people are safe and dominant.

  • raparations

    You have to admit Obama was gittin down with da brothas with that jive ghetto talk and condescending is putting it mild.

    • itdoesnotmatter

      @ reparations: My sentiments, exactly.
      Da won was in full git-down, jive-talkin,’ ebonics style, speakin’ to the gradumatating bros, sistahs, and their baby mamas in the audience.
      He did this while campaigning as well, if audiences were black.
      Phoney phoney phoney, and condescending.

  • Frank Wheeler

    Why is it so newsworthy when a famous black person addresses a group of adults to tell them something that most of our parents taught us when we were in elementary school?

  • Frank Wheeler

    “Nobody is going to give you anything you have not earned.” – Obama

    Like a Nobel Peace Prize?

    • IcePeopleCavern

      Okay, Frank, I had to put your comment on my blog. It was pure gold.

    • bebe

      How about the Presidency which he could never earn.

  • Hunter Morrow

    Nothing like a lecture from an admitted alcoholic, “Choom Gang” marijuana abuser and confessed cocaine user about making “good life choices.”

  • B

    Telling a dunce to smarten up simply will not work. At least the blame white people nonsense seems to be waning a bit.

  • Token Finn

    Does this mean that Obama no longer identifies with Trayvon?

  • TheLiesofBarack

    “It’s just that in today’s hyperconnected, hypercompetitive world, with a billion young people from China and India and Brazil entering the global workforce alongside you, nobody is going to give you anything you haven’t earned.”

    Only dumbass YT’s going to do that,and you’re working hard to drive him out of the workforce,aren’t you,baracky?

  • MBlanc46

    This, apparently, is Obama’s version of the “honest conversation about race”.

  • shmo123

    “nobody is going to give you anything you haven’t earned.”….

    Oh that’s rich. Obama doesn’t have one damn thing he’s ever earned. If he did he wouldn’t have his past all locked up and guarded by a phalanx of lawyers.

  • I don’t know about working twice as hard…. but if you send me a resume with a ‘joke name’ on it… it just gets circular filed. Sorry Shitavius, we went in a different direction

  • BAW

    And yet, during Obummer’s terms, black unemployment skyrocketed and black wealth plummeted to levels not seen since the Jim Crow era…care to explain that, Mr. President?

  • Terry Lee Robbins

    The New Black Panther Party can intimidate white voters with baseball bats at polling stations, they can openly call for the murder of the white police officer in the shooting at Ferguson and Obama and his lapdog Erik Holder remain virtually silent. But let one black man get shot by a white police officer after robbing a convenience store and assaulting a police officer, and both of these racists come out making excuses for this criminal’s conduct, blaming society for his actions and mounting a full blown federal investigation with Erik Holder personally going to Ferguson to “insure a fair and comprehensive investigation” of the event. Both Obama and Holder, along with other blatant race agitators like Al Sharpton, completely ignore the hundreds of black on black murders committed across the nation solely because it doesn’t fit within their narrative of white suppression of blacks, white racism and the poor disadvantaged black man. 2016 cannot possibly come soon enough, and this time around I hope that the electorate has enough common sense to elect a real leader who believes in the rule of law, supports our Constitution, champions our rights and that will guide the nation away from the financial and moral cliff Obama is steering it toward.