- Barack Obama confesses that he hit and ended up breaking the nose of a colleague for having issued a racist insult
- Former President Obama and legendary rocker Bruce Springsteen launched a new podcast called “Renegades: Born in the USA.”
- “And once we had a fight … he called me ‘coon’,” he explained.
Barack Obama confesses that he hit and ended up breaking the nose of a colleague for having issued a racist insult.
It all started with a frank conversation. It turns out that former President Barack Obama and legendary rocker Bruce Springsteen have decided to launch a new podcast called “Renegades: Born in the USA” (“Renegades: Born in the United States”).
It is a series of eight videos, of which Spotify has already released two, in which both personalities are sincere, based on a long friendship, on the most diverse topics such as professional and personal travel, their childhood, race or parenthood. . It is also the result of a collaboration between the production company of the obamas and Spotify, reviewed CNN.
Obama confesses that he hit a colleague for a racist insult
It was precisely in one of these talks where Obama confessed to breaking the nose of a classmate when he was studying at a middle school in Hawaii, all because the young man emitted a racial slur.
“Listen, when I was in school, I had a friend. We played basketball together ”, he began counting.
“And once we had a fight and he called me ‘coon’”, Obama continued explaining about the confrontation they had in front of some “lockers”. “Coon” is the diminutive of ‘racoon’ or raccoon in Spanish and is considered derogatory for African Americans, according to the NY Journal. “For starters, there are no raccoons in Hawaii,” he added.
“This is one of the things: he maybe didn’t even know the meaning of the word, what he knew was, ‘I can hurt you by telling you this.”
In addition to launching the blow, the former president ‘finished’ by warning him not to refer to him in that way again.
Since the format of the postcast does not respond to the parameters of a conventional interview, Springsteen as an interlocutor was free to approve his action with a: “Well done.”
The former president related the anecdote for the first time publicly, although he had already mentioned it in one of his books.
When commenting on the incident from his youth, the politician spoke about the use of hate speech to gain status and used it as an example.
Are they forgetting about politics? Barack and Michelle Obama prepare new projects and have to do with Netflix
They are moving away from politics and now they want to ‘take over’ entertainment? Higher Ground, the production company founded by former president Barack Obama and Michelle Obama are preparing four new movies and two series with Netflix, according to Efe Agency.
This production will be in a catalog of collaborators of Oscar winners, such as “American Factory” who won in the category for best documentary, in addition to “Crip Camp” and “Becoming”.
“We created Higher Ground to tell great stories. From science fiction to the beauty of the natural world to the relationships that define us, Higher Ground continues to strive to find new perspectives, compelling characters and inspire, ”said the Obamas.
FOUR FILMS WITH THE HIGHER GROUND SIGNATURE
Among the various projects announced, the film “Exit West” stands out, which will adapt the novel about two refugees from the Middle East in search of a better life in Europe and the United States.
Actor Riz Ahmed (“Sound of Metal”) will be one of the protagonists of the film, which will be based on one of the most recent literary phenomena in the United States. Three more will be added to this project. One of them will be science fiction, entitled “Satellite”, of which no further details are known.
Another will be from the life of Tenzing Norgat, the first man to reach the top of Everest with Edmund Hillary. Going by the name “Tenzing” and will have Jennifer Peedom (“Sherpa”) as director, who has spent years on Everest, according to Netflix.
Finally, “The Young Wife” will tell the peculiar wedding of Celestina, a young woman of 29 years confused during the ceremony.
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