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White People were ’embarrassed’ by Barack Obama?

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Barack Obama
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White People?


We don’t usually do this on OK WASSUP!  However, the following piece written about former President Barack Obama was simply too good not to share.

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The commentary was written by John Pavlovitz, author of the book “A Bigger Table, Building Messy, Authentic and Hopeful Spiritual Community.”  It is a “Dear White People” sort of letter to all those White Americans who claim to have been embarrassed by the presidency of Barack Obama, yet are somehow proud and boastful of what Donald Trump is turning out on a daily basis.

This is a rare MUST READ and we have provided portions below.  To read the full piece, visit www.johnpavlovitz.com

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John Pavlovitz

I remember the day after the Election, a friend of mine who happens to be white, remarked on social media that he “finally wasn’t embarrassed of America and our President.”

I sprained my eyes rolling them and they have never fully recovered.

Since then I’ve heard this sentiment echoed by more white folks than I can count, especially in recent months; supposed relief at once again having a leader who instills pride.

Since I don’t have the time to ask each of them individually, I’ll ask here:

So, you were embarrassed for the past 8 years, huh?

Really?

What exactly were you embarrassed by?

Were you embarrassed by his lone and enduring twenty-five year marriage to a strong woman he’s never ceased to publicly praise, respect, or cherish?

Were you embarrassed by the way he lovingly and sweetly parented and protected his daughters?

Were you embarrassed by his Columbia University degree in Political Science or his graduating magna cum laude from Harvard Law School?

Were you embarrassed by his eloquence, his quick wit, his easy humor, his seeming comfort meeting with both world leaders and street cleaners; by his bright smile or his sense of empathy or his steadiness — perhaps by his lack of personal scandals or verbal gaffes or impulsive tirades?

No. Of course you weren’t.

Honestly, I don’t believe you were ever embarrassed. That word implies an association that brings ridicule, one that makes you ashamed by association, and if that’s something you claim to have experienced over the past eight years by having Barack Obama representing you in the world — I’m going to suggest you rethink your word choice.

You weren’t “embarrassed” by Barack Obama.

You were threatened by him.
You were offended by him.
You were challenged by him.
You were enraged by him.

But I don’t believe it had anything to do with his resume or his experience or his character or his conduct in office — because you seem fully proud right now to be associated with a three-time married, serial adulterer and confessed predator; a man whose election and business dealings and relationships are riddled with controversy and malfeasance. You’re perfectly fine being represented by a bullying, obnoxious, genitalia-grabbing, Tweet-ranting, Prime Minister-shoving charlatan who’s managed to offend all our allies in a few short months. And you’re okay with him putting on religious faith like a rented, dusty, ill-fitting tuxedo and immediately tossing it in the garbage when he’s finished with it.

None of that you’re embarrassed of? I wonder how that works.

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Ouch!
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To read the entire piece, visit www.johnpavlovitz.com.

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Truthiz1
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Wow. I really appreciate you bringing this topic to the table DJ. And thank you for bringing John Pavlovitz (and his site) to my attention. I had not heard of him before. The truth is, I was hoping we'd eventually get into an in-depth discussion about Trump supporters – what truly motivated most of them to vote for such a creature like Trump in the first place? And why do they still support him despite the "YUGE" disaster his presidency is proving to be? The REAL reasons (plural) for their obvious Hatred of Obama are primarily in the answers to those 2 questions. I have some thoughts on it. However, back-to-back meetings this morning mean I will have to wait until later this afternoon to fully share them. Which is great because it means, Hopefully, other readers will chime in and share their thoughts FIRST. I really would love to… Read more »
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Donald Trump was elected to shake up Washington and bring about change. At least that's what I voted for. What part of that don't you understand?

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Oh wow this left me speechless. Kudos to the author. He was spot on with his whole analyst!

Doug
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I never trusted that Kenyan. He's not a real American

Truthiz1
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Thurs. June 8, 2017 Okay so……. We know the notion that Pres. Obama ever conducted himself in ANY manner that "embarrassed" any American is utter BS. Obama haters know it too. We know Obama exudes grace, style, Intelligence, genuine Class, charm AND a stellar temperament. Obama haters know it too. We know that Obama's list of accomplishments (and it's one h*ll of a list) includes having run for the Presidency…not once but twice. And he won…not once but twice. And yes, Obama haters are PAINFULLY aware of ALL that..and ALL that is simply more than they can bare. So they tell themselves (and everybody else) whatever lies they have to in order to try to confirm their own prejudices and biases. But I also believe there'a more to it. I believe they also lie to themselves about Obama to try to cope with their own personal insecurities, irrational FEARS, and… Read more »
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"It Was Cultural Anxiety That Drove White, Working-Class Voters to Trump"

A new study finds that fear of societal change, not economic pressure, motivated votes for the president among non-salaried workers without college degrees.
https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2017

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