Former President Barack Obama says if you’re someone who goes on social media to throw criticism at someone doing wrong, and then after go back to your life- then this is not activism. Obama is one to know what he is talking about when it comes to be devoted to something. When he first decided to run for President of the United States, no one knew who he was, and his run for President was laughable to many.
No one believed a black man would ever be elected to be president of America. But, Obama ever so determined for change- knocked on people’s doors, got young people involved with his campaign and created a catchy slogan which became known world-wide, “Yes we can.”
People who do really good stuff have flaws. People who you are fighting may love their kids, and you know..share certain things with you. One danger I see among young kids, particular on college campuses…I do get a sense sometimes now among young people and this is accelerated by the media. There is this sense sometimes of the way of me making change is to be as judgmental as possible about other people, and that’s enough.
Like, if I tweet or hashtag about how you didn’t do something right or use the wrong verb. I can sit back and feel good about myself, cause man you see how woke I was- I called you out. That’s not activism. That’s not bring about change. If all your doing is casting tones-ah- you know- your probably not going to get that far. That’s easy to do.
Looks like Obama is trying to wake those who have not realize their true gift. The former president clear in that he is saying there is a lot of work that goes into significant change and more than criticism to the bad is needed. A movement towards a better good Obama appear to be signalling as he ran with his campaign to be the first black president.