Not only does Reid laud Obama’s oratorical skills, but he duly notes his verbal dexterity in alternating between the Standard English of every upstanding American and what he terms as the “Negro dialect”
If president Obama refused to address this amongst other issues that effect predominantly African Americans, then he risks eroding his most loyal base of support. The political fate of one man is not more important than the predicament of the other 40 million African-Americans.
“The fact that slavery did not kill the spirit of the American Negro, but rather that persecution and injustice made him determined to survive the struggles of life, and he achieved greatness thereby, is the secret of success of the American Negro.”
The first thing that should be noted about this album, is that if you are looking for vintage Rakim from the Eric B. days you may not be entirely impressed.