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Viral video: Obama talks about ‘call-out culture’, says it’s not real activism

Barack Obama, who was peaking at the Obama Foundation Summit held at the Illinois Institute of Technology on Tuesday touched various topics on leadership, grassroots change and power places

By: Trends Desk | New Delhi | Updated: November 1, 2019 3:53:13 pm
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A speech by former US president Barack Obama in which he talked about the dangers of the “call out” culture and “wokeness” has gone viral.

The former US president, who was speaking at the Obama Foundation Summit held at the Illinois Institute of Technology on Tuesday, spoke about various issues like leadership, grassroots change and power.

Obama suggested that young people are casting judgment on others, and focusing less on bringing a positive change. He raised concerns over how people react to different opinions, especially on social media.

The former president said that calling out on people and their flaws does not constitute activism.”If all you’re doing is casting stones, you are probably not going to get that far,” he said.

Obama also urged people to be more compromising and accepting.”The world is a messy place, there are ambiguities and people who do really good stuff have flaws,” he said.

Watch the interview here: 

Many on social media agreed with what Obama had to say. Take a look at some of the responses to the speech:

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