Obama: ‘Certain Right-Wing Media’ Monetizing Stoking Fears Of White Americans


Former President Barack Obama said Monday during an interview with CNN’s Anderson Cooper that “certain right-wing media venues” were monetizing, stoking fears of white Americans.

Cooper said, “Looking back as president, did you tell the story of race in America enough do you think?”

Obama said, “Yeah, well, look, I tried. I think I told a lot of stories. You take a look at the speeches I gave in Selma and the speech I gave during the campaign about Reverend Wright and that episode and each and every time I tried to describe why it is that we are still not fully reconciled with our history, but the fact is that it is a hard thing to hear. It’s hard for the majority in this country of white Americans to recognize that look, you can be proud of this country and its traditions and history and our forefathers and yet, it’s also true that this terrible stuff happened and that, you know, … (Read more)

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