From the Washington Post:
ATHENS — President Obama warned Tuesday that Americans and people around the world “are going to have to guard against a rise in a crude sort of nationalism, or ethnic identity, or tribalism” taking root amid the populist movements that are gaining currency around the world.
Ethnic identity? I know that was a veiled slap at white people yet no president in my lifetime has done more to divide the nation along ethnic and racial lines than Obama. The nation elected a black man in 2008, we turned the corner, race no longer meant anything. We were all equal and there was a feeling of hope.
In the interim between then and now we have white privilege being thrown at all white people, an organization called Black Lives Matter that is stirring the racial pot like no one since the sixties and racial minorities actually segregating themselves at colleges and universities.
It started when Obama intervened in the arrest of a black Boston professor where he called out the white policeman. That led to the "beer summit" which did nothing. It continued with arch race-baiter Al Sharpton being invited to the visit with Obama numerous times (while owing $4.5-million in back taxes) and continued on to where we are now.
Every time Obama had the opportunity to say something, anything to quell the anger he opted not to. Hillary did the same by not even seeking support of the police during her campaign to avoid irritating BLM.
Obama was the master manipulator when it came to all things race. While not doing so overtly that often, his surrogates pulled the race card each and every day on each and every person who spoke out against his policies.
Obama will never understand just as Hillary will not: Trump won because of the unbelievable way they stressed race in everything. Most white people were past the race thing and moved on. But the business of racism would've suffered and people like Sharpton and Jesse Jackson would have had to get real jobs and get out the victim game.
So here we are with more hatred because of what this president has wrought and he has the balls to rail against ethnic identity. What a shame, he had the opportunity to move race relations to a level never seen in the US and he chose to go backwards and fight the battle of the 60's and 70's not as MLK did but as the other more radical leaders did.