Obama To NAACP: Rainbow Is The New Black

Notorious gay-ignorer President Barack Obama used his speech commemorating the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)’s 100th anniversary to finally give the Queers of Color some much-needed presidential love.

And to prove that, despite his refusal to act on such weighty matters as the right to get married, serve in the military without being forced back into the closet, and the overall advancement of equality for gays and lesbians, Obama’s still down with the gays, the President offered an enthusiastic shout-out to his rainbow brother and sisters.

“On the 45th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act, discrimination cannot stand. Not on account of color or gender–how you worship–or who you love. Prejudice has no place in the United States of America.”

Racism, he said, is felt “by African-American women paid less for doing the same work as colleagues of a different color and gender. By Latinos made to feel unwelcome in their own country. By Muslim Americans viewed with suspicion for simply kneeling down to pray. By our gay brothers and sisters, still taunted, still attacked, still denied their rights.”

But according to Mr. Perfect Obama, responsibility means more than just allowing black gays and lesbians to live their hedonist lifestyle without fear of getting their asses kicked by their straight, god-fearing brothers and sisters. It means “No excuses!”

“No one has written your destiny for you. Your destiny is in your hands and don’t you forget that…We have to say to our children, ‘Yes, if you’re African-American, the odds of growing up amid crime and gangs are higher.”

“But that’s not a reason to get bad grades, that’s not a reason to cut class, that’s not a reason to give up on your education and drop out of school,” Obama said. “I want them aspiring to be scientists and engineers, doctors and teachers, not just ballers and rappers. I want them aspiring to be a Supreme Court justice. I want them aspiring to be president of the United States.”

In other words, less 50 Cent more Colin Powell. Hell, even RuPaul’s an improvement!

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