Obama has tough-love message for African-Americans
Education is the path to a better future, said Obama.
"Our kids can't all aspire to be the next LeBron or Lil Wayne. I want them aspiring to be scientists and engineers, doctors and teachers, not just ballers and rappers. I want them aspiring to be a Supreme Court justice. I want them aspiring to be president of the United States," he said.
And what are your thoughts on this? I think if a white person had said this to them, all heck would have broke loose.
Asked by Anonymous at 4:22 AM on Jul. 17, 2009 in Politics & Current Events
I tell ya, people like you can spin anyting postive into something negative.
Answer by Anonymous at 4:28 AM on Jul. 17, 2009
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Answer by delilahsmom1177 at 8:34 AM on Jul. 17, 2009
I don't know what to feel about it, I am not AA. I think the message should apply to everyone though.
I think his message would resonate better if he didn't consistently talk about how he 'inherited' this mess. The fact is, politicians practically whore themselves out for your votes. If he wasn't willing to take on the job, then he shouldn't have run for the office. I find the whole complaining about inheriting things is BS and a cop out. It makes me lose what little respect I have for the office he holds. When you take a job, you do your work and don't bitch about the last guy, because he is no longer there. IMO, he has used Bush as an excuse way longer than he should have an now he just sounds like a whiner.
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