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Barack Obama calls out 'politically woke' social media generation - video

1 month ago   |   By The Guardian

The former US president Barack Obama has spoken against call-out culture. 'I do get a sense sometimes now among certain young people... that the way of me making change is to be as judgmental as possible about other people and that's enough.' Obama said that achieving change was a much more difficult issue than simply using social media. 'That is not activism, that is not bringing about change. If all you're doing is casting stones, you are probably not going to get that far,' the 44th US president said at the thir Obama Foundation summit on Tuesday.
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Barack Obama laid into young people being 'politically woke' and 'as judgmental as possible' in a speech about call-out culture

Barack Obama laid into young people being 'politically woke' and 'as judgmental as possible' in a speech about call-out culture

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

Former President Barack Obama laid into call-out culture in a speech at the Obama Foundation summit on Tuesday.
"I do get a sense sometimes now among certain young people, and this is accelerated by social media, that the way of me making change is to be as judgmental as possible about other people and that's enough," Obama said.
"That is not activism, that is not bringing about change," he said. "The world is messy. There are ambiguities. People who do really good stuff have flaws."
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Obama tears into woke culture and purity tests: Former president says 'good people have flaws'

Obama tears into woke culture and purity tests: Former president says 'good people have flaws'

1 month ago   |   By Daily Mail

Barack was joined by his wife Michelle on Tuesday at their annual Obama Foundation summit in Chicago, where the former first lady also said: 'I can't make people not afraid of black people.'
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