On Monday, everybody got an opportunity to see Barack Obama’s interview about Charleston shooting. While talking about the massacre, he used the N-word to emphasize on the progress that American…
On Monday, everybody got an opportunity to hear Barack Obama’s interview about Charleston shooting. While talking about the massacre, he used the N-word to emphasize on the progress that American nation developed with race relations.
During the trip to Los Angeles, Obama decided to take part in the “WTF” podcast, which was recorded on Friday night. While talking about Charleston shooting, Obama said:
It is incontrovertible that race relations have improved significantly during my lifetime and yours. What is also true is that the legacy of slavery, Jim Crow, discrimination in almost every institution of our lives — that casts a long shadow and that’s still part of our DNA that’s passed on
According to the president, there is still a lot of racism in America and it can’t be completely cured. He said: ” It’s not just a matter of it not being polite to say (here he used “N-word”) in public. That’s not the measure of whether racism still exists or not. It’s not just a matter of overt racism.”
The president used this word clearly, it was a bit striking to hear, but still Obama is a very careful public speaker.
After the awful incident, Barack started to control gun possession more strictly. During the little chat Obama spoke not only about Charleston shooting, but also mentioned about clashes between police and minorities that happened during past few months, saying: “That what happens to those kids matters to me even if I never meet them.”
US president also said that the life for children improved during the few recent years.
That’s where we have to feel hopeful – rather than just say that nothing’s changed, we have to say, ‘Wow, we’ve actually made significant progress over the last 50 years’
If we made as much progress over the next 10 years as we have over the last 50, things would be better. And that’s within our grasp