Newly released footage of a young Barack Obama making his first trip to Kenya shows the future president expressing initial signs of dismay at white privilege, while complaining and refusing to tour with white people.
Last month, the Political Insider warned of a pending video leak of ‘never before seen footage’ of Obama in Kenya “slamming white people.”
The footage “details Obama’s deeply held radical ideology,” and provides insight “beyond the carefully poll-tested politician we see today” and into “an angry liberal who fits in with the dangerous, violent ‘Black Lives Matter’ movement.”
The footage has finally been released – Does it live up to those expectations? You decide.
A majority of the documentary seems mundane, but the topic turns to race and privileged whites in Kenya almost two-thirds of the way in …
Around the 14 minute mark, Obama begins to lament the fact that white people are prevalent in Kenya, and that their privilege entitles them to a better life in a place where black people should come first. His sister comments that “these strangers,” referring to whites and Asians, move about the country with “disturbing confidence.”
During this, she seems saddened by the tourism trade, and how the African people exhibit themselves for these people. She states that Barack refused to go on this tour on that day. Barack weighs in later.
“It makes me frustrated to see that blacks in Kenya don’t have more confidence in the possibility of shaping their own fate, and their own destiny,” said Obama.
“I’m deeply saddened by a sense that whites are still superior in this country,” he continued. “In some sense that if you sit a restaurant, they’re served before a Kenyan is served. If you go through customs, a white person is going to have an easier time going through customs.”
The footage offers insight into the young Obama’s perspective on race relations, and what thoughts may have shaped the first black president’s mindset at a time when racial strife has thrived and is tearing Americans apart.
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