Obama Explains Benefit of Racial Hatred of Whites

Obama Justifies Black Racism

In this excerpt below from his book “Dreams from my Father” (page 196 of the paperback edition) Obama explains how racial hatred and scapegoating of whites can provide a beneficial effect for blacks. Such racism and scapegoating is used by black nationalist and Afrocentric groups, such as the Nation of Islam, the New Black Panther Party and his own church, Trinity United Church of Christ of Chicago. Obama is describing a time that was before he joined Jeremiah Wright’s Trinity church. So, it shows that Obama was well-aware of the racial hatred of such groups, before he even met Jeremiah Wright. His conclusion is that such racism may be a necessary evil to improve the condition of the black race.

The same kind of “therapy” also produced a great improvement in the self-esteem of many Germans in the 1930’s and 1940’s. It is a proven technique! Though Obama claims that he does not personally feel good about such racial hatred, one has to take into account that he has a political career to protect. He could hardly say outright that he approves of racism without harming his career. However, he did join Wright’s church, which has a black nationalist doctrine, based on racial hatred and extreme anti-Americanism. Actions speak louder than words.

Obama demonstrates his general familiarity with the racist doctrine of black nationalism by discussing the finer details of the racism contained in the autobiography of Malcolm X and quoting Marcus Garvey, the father of the modern black nationalist mass movement. One of Garvey’s famous quotes, which Obama uses is a call for the black race to rise, “Rise up ye mighty race!” From reading other parts of this book, it is very obvious that Obama understood quite well the basic racist tenets of Black Nationalism at least since he was a teenager in Hawaii. This is to be expected, because he is not unintelligent and was very interested in exploring his black identity. He was fascinated and preoccupied with all things having to do with black culture, including black nationalism. The entire book is about his search since childhood for racial identity.

The doctrine of Trinity Church is based on Black Liberation Theology, which is a more sophisticated, pseudo-Christian version of the black identity theology of the Nation of Islam. Black Liberation Theology was written by a black professor in a seminary, James H. Cone. It is somewhat less direct in its racism and seems designed to be more socially acceptable in order to spread the racist concepts and extreme anti-American bigotry of the Nation of Islam among black urban professionals and black churches.

The theology of the NOI is not orthodox Islam but is branch of a wider black identity cult movement, whose various branches present a facade as Judaism, Islamic or Christian. They are really none of these religions, but closely-related black sects, based on a common, similar Gnostic doctrine, which all hold the black race to be the chosen people or actually God and the white race to be the ultimate evil or the devil.

When an author wants to express a controversial view in a book, but not have it blamed on himself, sometimes he will use a third party to state what they want to say. Rafiq, in this excerpt that follows, has never been identified with a real person and some people think that he is just a literary construct by Obama, which allows him to discuss the racism of Black Nationalism, while attempting to maintain some personal distance for himself. Obama writes in his analysis below that he does not feel good about it, but that racism may be necessary to improve the condition of the black race. This is the wrong conclusion! — especially, for a president of the United States!

When the two of us were alone, though, Rafiq and I could sometimes have normal conversations. Over time I arrived at a grudging admiration for his tenacity and bravado, and, within his own terms, a certain sincerity He confirmed that he had been a gang leader growing up in Altgeld; he had found religion, he said, under the stewardship of a local Muslim leader unaffiliated with Minister Louis Farrakhan’s Nation of Islam. “If it hadn’t been for Islam, man, I’d probably be dead,” he told me one day. “Just had a negative attitude, you understand. Growing up in Altgeld, I’d soaked up all the poison the white man feeds us. See, the folks you’re working with got the same problem, even though they don’t realize it yet. They spend half they lives worrying about what white folks think. Start blaming themselves for the shit they see every day, thinking they can’t do no better till the white man decides they all right. But deep down they know that ain’t right. They know what this country has done to their momma, their daddy, their sister. So the truth is they hate white folks, but they can’t admit it to themselves. Keep it all bottled up, fighting themselves. Waste a lot of energy that way.

“I tell you one thing I admire about white folks,” he continued. “They know who they are. Look at the Italians. They didn’t care about the American flag and all that when they got here. First thing they did is put together the Mafia to make sure their interests were met. The Irish—they took over the city hall and found their boys jobs. The Jews, same thing . . .you telling me they care more about some black kid in the South Side than they do ’bout they relatives in Israel? Shit. It’s about blood, Barack, looking after your own. Period. Black people the only ones stupid enough to worry about their enemies.”

That was the truth as Rafiq saw it, and he didn’t waste energy picking that truth apart. His was a Hobbesian world where distrust was a given and loyalties extended from family to mosque to the black race — whereupon notions of loyalty ceased to apply. This narrowing vision, of blood and tribe, had provided him with a clarity of sorts, a means of focusing his attention. Black self-respect had delivered the mayor’s seat, he could argue, lust as black self-respect turned around the lives of drug addicts under the tutelage of the Muslims. Progress was within our grasp so long as we didn’t betray ourselves.

But what exactly constituted betrayal? Ever since the first time I’d picked up Malcolm X’s autobiography, I had tried to untangle the twin strands of black nationalism, arguing that nationalism’s affirming message-—of solidarity and self-reliance, discipline and communal responsibility—need not depend on hatred of whites any more than it depended on white munificence. We could tell this country where it was wrong, I would tell myself and any black friends who would listen, without ceasing to believe in its capacity for change.

In talking to self-professed nationalists like Rafiq, though, I came to see how the blanket indictment of everything white served a central function in their message of uplift; how, psychologically, at least, one depended on the other. For when the nationalist spoke of a reawakening of values as the only solution to black poverty, he was expressing an implicit, if not explicit, criticism to black listeners: that we did not have to live as we did. And while there were those who could take such an unadorned message and use it to hew out a new life for themselves—those with the stolid dispositions that Booker T Washington had once demanded from his followers—in the ears of many blacks such talk smacked of the explanations that whites had always offered for black poverty: that we continued to suffer from, if not genetic inferiority, then cultural weakness. It was a message that ignored causality or fault, a message outside history, without a script or plot that might insist on progression. For a people already stripped of their history, a people often ill-equipped to retrieve that history in any form other than what fluttered across the television screen, the testimony of what we saw every day seemed only to confirm our worst suspicions about ourselves.

Nationalism provided that history, an unambiguous morality tale that was easily communicated and easily grasped. A steady attack on the white race, the constant recitation of black people’s brutal experience in this country, served as the ballast that could prevent the ideas of personal and communal responsibility from tipping into an ocean of despair. Yes, the nationalist would say, whites are responsible for your sorry state, not any inherent flaws in you. In fact, whites are so heartless and devious that we can no longer expect anything from them. The self-loathing you feel, what keeps you drinking or thieving, is planted by them. Rid them from your mind and find your true power liberated. Rise up, ye mighty race!

This process of displacement, this means of engaging in self-criticism while removing ourselves from the object of criticism, helped explain the much-admired success of the Nation of Islam in turning around the lives of drug addicts and criminals. But if it was especially well suited to those at the bottom rungs of American life, it also spoke to all the continuing doubts of the lawyer who had run hard for the gold ring yet still experienced the awkward silence when walking into the clubhouse; those young college students who warily measured the distance between them and life on Chicago’s mean streets, with the danger that distance implied; all the black people who, it turned out, shared with me a voice that whispered inside them-“You don’t really belong here.”

In a sense, then, Rafiq was right when he insisted that, deep down, all blacks were potential nationalists. The anger was there, bottled up and often turned inward. And as I thought about Ruby and her blue eyes, the teenagers calling each other “nigger” and worse, I wondered whether, for now at least, Rafiq wasn’t also right in preferring that that anger be redirected; whether a black politics that suppressed rage toward whites generally, or one that failed to elevate race loyalty above all else, was a politics inadequate to the task.

It was a painful thought to consider, as painful now as it had been years ago. It contradicted the morality my mother had taught me, a morality of subtle distinctions between individuals of goodwill and those who wished me ill, between active malice and ignorance or indifference. I had a personal stake in that moral framework; I’d discovered that I couldn’t escape it if I tried. And yet perhaps it was a framework that blacks in this country could no longer afford; perhaps it weakened black resolve, encouraged confusion within the ranks.

Desperate times called for desperate measures, and for many blacks, times were chronically desperate. If nationalism could create a strong and effective insularity, deliver on its promise of self-respect, then the hurt it might cause well-meaning whites, or the inner turmoil it caused people like me, would be of little consequence.

21 thoughts on “Obama Explains Benefit of Racial Hatred of Whites”

    1. It’s easy to just say that this is taken out of context. That is the usual excuse given by appeasers and apologists for Obama’s racist background. From the looks of your avatar, you are just a kid, but please, feel free to provide the full context in a comment that makes Obama’s remark sound reasonable.

  1. Correct, I am a kid that voted for the current president in office, who will not be impeached until he actually commits an act suitable for said impeachment.

    I say I use context clues, because he is simply telling you an interaction he had years ago with these black nationalists. Never once does he in this section state, “I believe…” In the following paragraph, Obama clearly states that his mother’s moral framework (his mother being a white woman from Kansas) is the moral framework that he can not escape. He then follows by saying OTHER blacks seem to not have time to afford this framework…

    It was a painful thought to consider, as painful now as it had been years ago. It contradicted the morality my mother had taught me, a morality of subtle distinctions between individuals of goodwill and those who wished me ill, between active malice and ignorance or indifference. I had a personal stake in that moral framework; I’d discovered that I couldn’t escape it if I tried. And yet perhaps it was a framework that blacks in this country could no longer afford; perhaps it weakened black resolve, encouraged confusion within the ranks.

    Please stop slandering our president. The last thing we need now is to be a divided nation.

    1. What you copied does not add anything to the context, but just puts your spin on the quote. He says that he can’t do it himself, but he is justifying it for others. They title of the article says that he explains the benefits of hatred of whites. If does not matter, if he can stomach exterminating the white race himself, he is still justifying it and saying that such genocidal racial hatred is beneficial for others, and black nationalism is genocidal. No president should advocate racial hatred either for himself or for others.


  2. I began with the belief that Obama was the change in gov’t that we’d all hoped for… but, Have you ever seen a bit of (unforced) emotion from that man? Have you seen him completely forget about what he said he was going to do–or did you forget about all that when he threw out the medicare plan / useless blame-accepting about the oil spill?

    The truth is that this country IS divided.. The gov’t and the people. They’re no longer representing us so much as they are representing only the party’s agenda (while pissing on everyone along the way). Wait.. they upped the DMV charges, cig taxes, gas tax, trying to implement soda tax, etc—all so they “can help you.” Bullshit.

    We’re now able to represent ourselves… instantly. There’s no longer a need to send people to D.C. to represent us. If they’re doing that, then how come when we have a problem with something the gov’t is doing, there’s no outlet to express yourself except for high-cost legal highway (which is traffic-jammed).

    It’s all bullshit.. and it’s bad for ya.

  3. Capitalist countries? The US is the only capitalist country in the world? Where are the others?

  4. This shthead by the name of barack (bareback obama) obama needs to be impeached. We can at least breathe a sigh of relief that he will NOT be getting a second term.

    1. Incumbents generally are re-elected and Obama is within range in the polls of having a good chance of being re-elected.

  5. I won’t even waste my breath detailing the numerous reasons why Obama is already defeated. I’ll just say, “Watch”.

  6. > We can at least breathe a sigh of relief that he will NOT be getting a second term.

    Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha. Come again?

  7. The passage here does show Obama’s racial bias and preference, but it isn’t more extreme than that. He is mentally exploring the pros and cons of racial hatred and if it might help the blacks enough to justify hurt to white people.

    I read the entire autobiography. He prefers blacks over whites and is very ethnically aligned and motivated. He’s not fair or neutral. He’s devoted much of his life to improving the lot of blacks at the expense of whites. He believes whites are to blame for much of the black man’s troubles. He hypes white-on-black crimes of history, but downplays and ignores the many counter points. He actively sought out and openly allied with and supported more extreme black nationalists for much of his adult life.

    Take him for what he is, don’t get mad about it, mainly because anger often doesn’t improve anything.

    He is definitely not concerned with the well being of white people, but what concrete actions has he taken to hurt them? He has increased size/scope of government, and shifted non-trivial amounts of money in the general direction of rich to poor, which correlates with white to black. But he hasn’t opened up death camps for whites or anything.

    White people should organize better and promote white interests and protect themselves against people like Obama.

    1. Isnt that what white people have been doing from the very beginning since they stepped foot in Africa,Australia the Americas organising themselves and promoting their interest.
      The destruction and oppression against the Tasmanian aboriginals,Australian aboriginals the Native American first people and Africans is fairly self evident.

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  9. Well, looks like Obama RUINED it for any other race to be in the White House. I sure hope he enjoyed it for the last 6 years, because after his charade, I’m pretty sure the American people are going to run back to their “tried & true” ways!

  10. I am so tired of this division baloney … I mean come on whites think they are better, black think they better, browns think they are better… woman actually believe their sh*t doesn’t stink… well you know what ..? it does..

    and you know what else …? there are some things whites are just better at… and some things black are better at.. and some woman .. i don’t care what it smells like

    but these differences should be celebrated and we will truly know what it is to all be a better society..

    – and always remember –

    there are crazy sick people out there..
    and it is up to us .. all of us

    to expose them.. and take back whatever is left of this country

  11. Wasn’t obama raised by his white grandparents and white mother, while his father had nothing to do with him.It just amazes me that the whites sacraficed to raise him , while the black side did nothing to help,yeah whites are evil .Blacks father’s don’t care about there kids.And he’s a racist toward white people ,doesn’t make sense.

    1. They say it’s a psychological reaction to abandonment by his father. With his hatred of white society and America, he is unconsciously trying to prove that he is worthy and his father was wrong to abandon him.

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