Obama Talks Race And Voting At Howard University Commencement Address
Obama encouraged Howard University graduates to celebrate their blackness and also to go vote.By Kaileen Gaul | May 7, 2016
President Obama kicked off commencement address season at Howard University with an inspiring speech that focused heavily on race and staying politically active.
"Be confident in your heritage. Be confident in your blackness," Obama said at Howard University. "One of the great changes that’s occurred in our country since I was your age is the realization there's no one way to be black."
Obama said his presidency didn't create a post-racial society, but it did point out how racial attitudes have changed.