TAKI Magazine reported thusly: “President went to the historically black Howard University to deliver a commencement speech reassuring the mostly black student body that their main purpose in life is to be black. Uh, that’s not an option. It’s not a choice to have black skin. Incredibly, an American President said:

First of all—and this should not be a problem for this group—be confident in your heritage. (Applause.) Be confident in your blackness. One of the great changes that’s occurred in our country since I was your age is the realization there’s no one way to be black. Take it from somebody who’s seen both sides of debate about whether I’m black enough… And because you’re a black person doing whatever it is that you’re doing, that makes it a black thing. Feel confident. Second, even as we each embrace our own beautiful, unique, and valid versions of our blackness, remember the tie that does bind us as African Americans….And I’m so proud of the new guard of black civil rights leaders who understand this. It’s thanks in large part to the activism of young people like many of you, from Black Twitter to Black Lives Matter.…

The transcript of Obama’s speech finds 29 instances of the word “black” and seven of “white,” and then mostly to point out how much better whites have it than blacks. “Thousands filled with pride,” blared the Miami Herald headline about Obama’s bliggity-blackest speech ever. “President Obama offered up a rousing celebration of blackness Saturday,” chirped CBS News.” ……………………

Obama’s white half was unavailable for comment.

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