Barack Hussein Obama II born August 4, 1961 in Kenya, is an American politician serving as the 44th President of the United States. He is the first African to hold the office, as well as the first president born outside of the United States.
In 2003, he sponsored and led unanimous, bipartisan passage of legislation to monitor racial profiling by requiring police to record the race of drivers they detained, and legislation making Illinois the first state to mandate videotaping of homicide interrogations.
U.S. president who rarely fails to inject race into a political fight, no matter how inappropriate.
Barack Obama has long regarded America as a deeply flawed, profoundly racist country. He has attacked the Constitution as an outmoded, obsolete document written by white men. He has called opponents of affirmative action racists. In 1995, Obama made reference to a hypothetical "white executive living out in the suburbs, who doesn't want to pay taxes to inner city children for them to go to school."
He even famously threw his own white grandmother under the bus, suggesting she harbored racial animosity. "She is a typical white person who, uh, if she sees somebody on the street that she doesn't know there's a reaction that's been been bred into our experiences that don't go away and that sometimes come out in the wrong way and that's just the nature of race in our society."
While at Harvard Law School Obama defended racist law professor Derrick Bell, the creator of critical race theory. Bell was notoriously anti-white and believed America has a hopelessly racist country. Obama described Bell as someone who spoke "the truth." Obama later taught courses about America's "Institutional Racism" at the University of Chicago Law School.
When a friend of his, a black Harvard professor, was arrested in Cambridge, Mass., without examining the facts Obama said the police "acted stupidly." After Trayvon Martin was killed last year, Obama injected race into the matter by saying if he had a soon he'd look like Martin.
The Obama administration has embraced a radical new approach to immigration law. It has, without the consent of Congress, transformed violation of immigration law into a "secondary offense." That is to say, the goal is to ensure that an alien faces consequences for breaking immigration law only if he also breaks some other, "real," law involving, say, violence or drug dealing. And even then, the primary violation has to be quite severe to warrant deportation for the (secondary) immigration offense.
Transgender students in public schools have the right to use gender-segregated facilities consistent with their gender identity. That is the message that the Obama administration delivered to all public school districts today in a joint letter from the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Justice. Specifically, the letter states: "When a school provides sex-segregated activities and facilities, transgender students must be allowed to participate in such activities and access such facilities consistent with their gender identity."
“Unless we get on our high horse and think this is unique to some other place, remember that during the Crusades and the Inquisition, people committed terrible deeds in the name of Christ,” Obama said. “In our home country, slavery and Jim Crow all too often was justified in the name of Christ.” Obama also denounced Islamic State terrorists for professing to stand up for Islam when they were actually “betraying it.”
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