An article in the liberal online Atlantic magazine is taking identity politics to a whole new level and social media by storm.
The piece titled “My president was black,” reads just how it seems. It’s largely an ode dedicated to President Obama’s skin color and his close ties to hip-hop celebrities.
In gushing detail the writer, Ta-Neshi Coates pays homage to the Obama family, and the president in particular, not for what’s he’s accomplished under the ultimate title, President of the United States, but for winning the title – twice.
Coming soon: The January 2017 issue of The Atlantic featuring 'My President Was Black' by Ta-Nehisi Coates pic.twitter.com/0CqjslqEd7
— The Atlantic (@TheAtlantic) December 12, 2016
“Moreover, he had not embarrassed his people with a string of scandals,” Coates wrote.
His people? Does the writer mean the American people? Judging from the context, probably not, but in any regard, it’s just one example of how the article plays out. There are of course, numerous scandals under the Obama regime — Fast and Furious, IRS targeting conservatives, Benghazi, the VA atrocity — just to name a few, but with the media on your side, it’s easy to dismiss.
And dismiss, the gist of this post does.
— Albee Westsauce (@albeewestsauce) December 13, 2016
While there were plenty of folks with their heads willingly in the sand praising the piece, there were plenty more ready and willing to call it out as they see it:
@TheAtlantic Does it talk about the National Debt being DOUBLED?!?!
— Joe – Sand Carver (@averagejoe1967) December 13, 2016
Heck no. Not a peep.
@TheAtlantic that was his only accomplishment. Unless you consider tripling my insurance premiums an accomplishment.
— Market Anarchist (@RationalQuery) December 13, 2016
That would be a big, fat, NO.
My President was Black The Great Divider in Chief who did nothing to help Inner cities. Chicago is disaster. Rex Tillerson 👍 #GrabYourViolin
— DeplorableAnnie (@Anncostanza1) December 13, 2016
My president was black is not trending because apparently some people are obsessed with race, which makes them #racists
— vanessa (@vanyreidenbach) December 13, 2016
"My President Was Black" Strange, I Thought People of America are real Educated & Polished. They Don't call anyone with color Tag.
— Bibya (@Bibya_Malik) December 13, 2016
Really? Where have you been “Bibya?” America had regressed at warp speed under Obama’s divisive and scandalous administration. Thankfully, not everyone is drinking the Kool-Aid.
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