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Barack Obama: Parenting is the Meaning of Community | Teeny Manolo

Barack Obama: Parenting is the Meaning of Community

I’ll just let him say it, since he does it so well.

From his speech to the NAACP’s annual meeting, via Gawker.

They might think they’ve got a pretty jump shot or a pretty good flow, but our kids can’t all aspire to be LeBron or Lil Wayne. I want them aspiring to be scientists and engineers, doctors and teachers, not just ballers and rappers. I want them aspiring to be a Supreme Court justice. I want them aspiring to be president of the United States of America.

Amen.

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5 Responses to “Barack Obama: Parenting is the Meaning of Community”

  1. Jennie July 19, 2009 at 4:38 pm #

    Such a great role model and a fantastic man.

  2. raincoaster July 19, 2009 at 8:03 pm #

    He’s pretty bitchin’, I must say.

  3. enygma July 21, 2009 at 10:35 pm #

    Holla. I taught in the South Side of Chicago this past year and it seemed like an awful lot of my students wanted to be basketball players or entertainers. Ironically, they were the short and/or least talented kids.

  4. raincoaster July 22, 2009 at 12:26 am #

    Basketball is HUGE in the Philippines, where everyone is about 5′ 2″. Come to think of it, so is karaoke.