Barack Obama On Different Points Of View

57b02-img_2473Barack Obama (August 04, 1961 -)

You can be completely right, and you still are going to have to engage folks who disagree with you. … So don’t try to shut folks out, don’t try to shut them down, no matter how much you might disagree with them. There’s been a trend around the country of trying to get colleges to disinvite speakers with a different point of view, or disrupt a politician’s rally. Don’t do that — no matter how ridiculous or offensive you might find the things that come out of their mouths.

Barack Obama On Respect

   Barack Obama   (August 04, 1961 -) Barack Obama (August 04, 1961 -)

You can be completely right, and you still are going to have to engage folks who disagree with you. … So don’t try to shut folks out, don’t try to shut them down, no matter how much you might disagree with them. There’s been a trend around the country of trying to get colleges to disinvite speakers with a different point of view, or disrupt a politician’s rally. Don’t do that — no matter how ridiculous or offensive you might find the things that come out of their mouths.

🎂Happy Birthday Mr President, Barack Obama (August 04, 1961 -)🎂

Barack Obama On Change

In recognition of Black History Month, Transformation Publications will present poems, essays, and other artistic creations by Black artists, musicians, and writers.

   Barack Obama   (August 04, 1961 -) 
Barack Obama (August 04, 1961 -) 

Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek…I want you to know, you matter. There is nothing, not a single thing, that’s more important to the future of America than whether or not young people all across this country can achieve their dreams.

 

Photo Credit: Why Can’t We Just Sit Down And Talk It Over?, Mickalene Thomas.

 

Listen to Yes We Can here. Lyrics created from Obama campaign speeches by will i am et al. 

Barack Obama on Race

   Barack Obama    (August 04, 1961 -) 
Barack Obama  (August 04, 1961 -) 

I noticed that there was nobody like me in the Sears, Roebuck Christmas catalog […] and that Santa was a white man. I went into the bathroom and stood in front of the mirror with all my senses and limbs seemingly intact, looking as I had always looked, and wondered if something was wrong with me.