A new video of Obama in Kenya has been unearthed which shows a young Obama videotaped by his sister while visiting kenya in his 20s.
Here’s the video:
What people are pointing to in the video is this, via American Mirror:
“It makes me frustrated to see the blacks in Kenya don’t have more confidence in the possibility of shaping their own fate and their own destiny,” Obama said as he stroked his chin in deep contemplation.
“I’m deeply saddened by a sense that whites are still superior in this country, in some sense, that if you sit at a restaurant, they’re served before a Kenyan is served,” he continued. “If you go through customs, a white person is going to have an easier time going through customs.”
Obama claimed to have experienced the discrimination first hand.
“I’ve experienced, probably, the Kenyan side of it because there’s been times when I went … without my sister, who is obviously Kenyan, to a restaurant where we’d have problems getting served, or the waiters would be rude,” he said.
“If you look around at Kenya, and when I look around at Kenya, you get a sense that although on the surface things are relatively tranquil, right beneath the surface things could explode at any point,” Obama said.
“Because you have all these young people, not just now coming from the countryside, but simply from population growth, who are going to school, who have high expectations, but the engine for growth that is going to be able to employ these young people may not be there.
“And that’s a dangerous situation, when you have rising expectations, and young bright people who are frustrated in their ambitions,” Obama said. “You see a lot of that taking place in Kenya and you would think that would be more of a source of concern for the government, that they might change policies as a consequence of that.
“But so far, that doesn’t seem to be taking place,” he said.
If Obama is lamenting actual racism in Kenya, then I don’t really have a beef with what he said. But from what I understand from people who know Africa better than I do, this wasn’t the case.
And given the context of Obama’s disdain for colonialism, I think it’s very possible that he is whining about perceived white privilege where there is none.
Also Obama is apparently smoking a doobie in the video.