Why Obama Is the Worst Commencement Speaker Ever
As President of the United States, Barak Obama is certainly in demand as a college commencement speaker.
Especially if it’s s black college.
As a college graduate, typically you’re not paying much attention to the words of the commencement speaker. You have other things on your mind… like celebrating with your friends.
Yet, you would at expect the commencement speaker to encourage and uplift you about the possibilities of the future ahead of you.
Especially you would expect the President of the United States to deliver this kind of message.
Except President Obama has an other agenda.
He doesn’t care one bit about your future.
In his commencement speech to the graduating class at Howard University last weekend, President Obama excused crime in the African American community as something fostered by an “unfair and unjust” system.
He also said successful people were “just lucky” and hinted they didn’t make their success; “It wasn’t nothin’ you did,” he insisted.
Obama appeared at the historically African American Howard University on May 7 to send the graduates off into the world with some inspiring words. But much of what the president said was less inspirational and more conspiratorial.
The president spent a large portion of the first 15 minutes of his speech properly impressing upon the minority students in attendance that they are living in an era of unprecedented opportunity. But even as he noted how far African Americans have come in America today, he said he would be speaking to the inequities blacks face.
Still, in the first half of his speech Obama did mention how far African Americans have come since he was a child. For instance, Obama praised pop queen Beyoncé and TV showrunner Shonda Rhimes as examples of how far African Americans have progressed since the Civil Rights movement began in the U.S. He also noted that blacks have come a long way in business and the law.
Successful people are just lucky?
In essence, President Obama is saying:
Hey kids, there’s tons of opportunity out there, but since you’re black, the system is not fair and stacked against you.
Good luck on achieving success. Forget hard work, persistence, and making something happen.
It’s absolutely the worst message ever to college grads.