President Obama Addresses Race: Some People ‘Really Dislike Me’ Because I’m Black

Published 01/20/2014 by Dani B.



Since President Obama first stepped into the White House in 2009, he’s tried his best to avoid the controversial topic of race. He’s perfected the art of skimming across the issue in interviews and strategically going there without really going there.

Well, the two-term President has finally opened up about life as America’s first Black Commander in Chief, admitting that the job comes with its share of haters.

“There’s no doubt that there’s some folks who just really dislike me because they don’t like the idea of a black President,” Obama told The New Yorker in an interview for his 17,000-word profile in the magazine’s Jan. 27 issue. “Now, the flip side of it is there are some black folks and maybe some white folks who really like me and give me the benefit of the doubt precisely because I’m a black President.”

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