Obama Tells Black Graduates Their Success Relies On “Luck,” Not Hard Work


“There is a class of colored people who make a business of keeping the troubles, the wrongs, and the hardships of the Negro race before the public. Having learned that they are able to make a living out of their troubles, they have grown into the settled habit of advertising their wrongs — partly because they want sympathy and partly because it pays. Some of these people do not want the Negro to lose his grievances, because they do not want to lose their jobs.” -Booker T. Washington


“It wasn’t nothing you did. So don’t have an attitude.” -Barack Obama


President Barack Hussein Obama gave a commencement speech to a room of Howard University graduates and decided it was an opportune moment to shove the victim mentality on their heads.

Instead of giving the future of America a speech on the morality of success through hard work, Obama provided a lengthy and pathetic diatribe against the justice system. He claimed that African American youth is unlucky when they find themselves breaking the law.

“We have cousins and uncles and brothers and sisters who we remember were just as smart and just as talented as we were, but somehow got ground down by structures that are unfair and unjust.”

I call bullcrap. Smart people and dumb people sometimes make mistakes. It isn’t the fault of the supposed white “structure” that is set out to penalize the black man. Enough of this nonsense. When you break a law, regardless of age or race, you face the consequences. It has nothing to do with luck. It has to do with your decision making. There was no outside figurehead that put you in that situation. You did it yourself.

Just like success has nothing to do with luck. It all has to do with the decisions you make to push forward and succeed. Again, there was no outside figurehead that put you in that situation. You did it yourself.

But Obama begs to differ:

“And that means we have to not only question the world as it is and stand up for those African Americans who haven’t been so lucky–because, yes, you’ve worked hard, but you’ve also been lucky.”

He implies that these graduates are lucky because they didn’t decide to incriminate themselves by breaking laws.

Obama then goes on rambling about racial tensions within the country and assumes he took no part in it.

“My election did not create a post-racial society. I don’t know who was propagating that notion. That was not mine.”

I hope you’re seeing the pattern here. It’s quite obvious.

People didn’t graduate because they worked hard. They graduated because they were lucky.

He didn’t help create more racial division in the country. Someone else did.

According to him, nobody is responsible for anything that happens to themselves.

Whatever happens, it’s because someone else does it to/for them.

People can debate all day as to whether or not the current POTUS has caused a more divisive society, but anyone who is intellectually honest will concede that this man has spent most of his career perpetuating his 0 accountability and 0 responsibility mantra on America’s youth.

We’re seeing the extremely disappointing results reflecting what he advocates in our current cultural affairs.

To listen to his full commencement speech , click the video below:



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