YouTube Interview: Obama Has Time to Meet with GloZell Green, But Not Israel Prime Minister Netanyahu … Divider in Chief Answers ‘Po-Po’ Question
So this is what Barack Obama has reduced the office of the United States presidency to. Some how or another Barack Obama can’t find time to meet with Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, but his busy schedule has time to meet with a GloZell Green, a woman who is famous om YouTube for her green lipstick and eating cereal out of a bathtub filled with milk (VIDEO). Really? During her interview, Glozell told Obama that she had cut the hoods off of the sweatshirts of her husband, who is black, to protect him from being shot by the “po-po.”
“However, he is mad at me right now because I cut all the hoods off his hoodies. [Obama's laughs] I did to protect him. Because I am afraid when he goes outside that some body will shoot and kill him. And its not like regular folks, its the po-po. I hope that this changes . How can we bridge the gap between black African-American males and white cops?”
Of course, the divider in Chief had to bring up police racial biases and put the onus on the police, rather than maybe the fact may be that the issue lies with young black males. Never did he mention that more black males are killed by black males in black on black crime, not the police. Hmm, also absent was the fact that the DOJ lawyers are stating that no civil rights charges are being brought against Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson.
However, I’ll give her credit for this question. Glozell must have caused some heart palpitations with WH staffers when she pressed Obama over his Cuba policy, saying that Fidel Castro “puts the dick in dictatorship.”
Remember when former President Ronald Reagan never took off his jacket off while in the Oval office when he was in the White House out of respect for it? Remember those days?
President Barack Obama said police officers need to be aware of their “biases” when it comes to black men and vowed to put “federal muscle” behind improving police practices and training.
During a series of interviews with YouTube personalities Thursday, one of the interviewers, GloZell Green, said she “cut all the hoods” off of her husband’s hoodies because, “I’m afraid when he goes outside, that somebody might shoot and kill him.”
“And it’s not, like, regular folks. It’s the po-po,” she said. “How can we bridge the gap between black, African-American males and white cops?”
“First of all, we always have to remind ourselves that the overwhelming majority of police officers, they are doing a really tough job and they’re doing it well,” Obama said. “What we also know is that there are still biases in our society, that in split-second situations when people have to make quick decisions, that studies have shown African-American males are seen as more threatening, which puts them in a more vulnerable position. Young African-American males are typically seen as older than they are.”
“A lot of the ways to solve this is to improve training so that people can be aware of their biases ahead of time,” Obama said.