This is Barack Obama speaking at Hampton University in 2007. While affecting a “black” accent that he does not normally use, he essentially places the blame for all the ills in black America on white racism. The speech is a model of demagoguery, deception, and shameless pandering. How can someone make a speech like this, and not be a racist? And if Obama is a racist, why is his racism condoned while someone like Paula Deen (an Obama supporter, no less), is condemned?
Note that I am not a Deen supporter–she should be condemned. The question is, why should Obama get a free pass for even worse sins? Why is his appeal to racism tolerated and forgiven?
America has much deeper problems than a TV chef who used a bad word long ago: It has a president who is willing to condemn a whole class of people based on knowingly unfounded and racist charges, simply for the sake of personal political expediency.