It was with a heavy heart that we watched Obama’s last State of the Union. And like always, he managed to spin a tale of optimism and hope while also calling out his critics:
“As frustration grows, there will be voices urging us to fall back into tribes, to scapegoat fellow citizens who don’t look like us, or pray like us, or vote like we do, or share the same background,” Obama said, voicing a familiar critique of Democrats and some Republicans at the rhetoric of the billionaire real estate mogul whose populist campaign has taken American politics by storm. “We can’t afford to go down that path. It won’t deliver the economy we want, or the security we want, but most of all, it contradicts everything that makes us the envy of the world.”
Team Blackness discussed the ups, the downs, and why we’ll miss our 44th president.