Barack Obama takes on ‘woke’ call-out culture: ‘That’s not activism’

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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20 comments

  1. He has grown up, and revealed himself as a sensible person, much like Bill Clinton did, but Hillary didn’t, and Michele didn’t.

  2. Wow! I am a conservative and never thought I would hear Barack Obama see the words that he just did. I am pleasantly surprised, relieved, and impressed.

  3. Nice discourse , would almost make you forget his leniency about it under his administration and when it used to be aimed at Conservatives .

  4. When the idol of “wokeness” says it’s gone too far,you know it’s gone reeeally far

  5. Dear Hussein Obama please tell it to your husband or wife whatever she/he is too .before lecturing to others.

  6. This sells the nonsense of moral relativism. Of course, one has to be understanding, but NOT COMPROMISING? That’s how character is built.

  7. This guy speaks well and gets his point across without insulting anyone. Maybe he should run for President, I see him doing well

  8. I like this guy. He’s right, if you live in a glass house don’t throw stones at others.

  9. Back up what you believe in, donate some cash to a cause. I donate to 4 progressive organizations once a month, its not a lot but it helps. Wikipedia, GetUp, The Conversation and Friendlyjordies.