Which president will we see next week giving the State of the Union address?
“Sometimes I wrote off my own failings as just another example of the world trying to keep a black man down. I had a tendency to make excuses for me not doing the right thing. But one of the things that all of you have learned over the last four years is, there’s no longer any room for excuses.” –Barack Obama, 2013
“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.” –Barack Obama, 2014
The first quote is from Obama’s 2013 Morehouse College commencement address. Morehouse is a traditionally black, all-male private school that doesn’t get nearly as much heat to diversify as, say, Augusta National Golf Club, whose all-male membership comes under routine scrutiny. In 2012, the club admitted Condoleezza Rice and Darla Moore as members.