POTUS is right about the black experience
President Obama is right in his reminding America what it means to be black in America. I spent several years being called the “N” word and racially slurred by Calvinists and some in the PCA. You can read about my experience here.
Like the President said, “those sets of experiences informs” how we talk about race. He is 100% correct.
I was recently in the midwest at a conference in a 5-star hotel (wearing a suit, BTW) and I walked up to an elevator with a blonde, white woman. When the elevator doors open to go up I walked on the elevator alone. She just stood there. I even stood there and held the door for a second. Then I was remind of regular watching of women in NYC clutch their purses when I walk by. It is what it is.