I’m still energized after watching last night’s State of the Union address. Of course, President Obama has always been an excellent orator who is a pleasure to watch. Even if you disagree with his statements, his poise and the conviction with which he speaks makes me want to be a more active participant in building a better America.
I know. That was a little sappy.
The Republican majority who desperately wants to see Obama leave cheered loudly when he announced, “I have no more campaigns to run.” President Obama’s rejoinder, “I know ’cause I won both of ’em,” was epic. And it was the perfect example of black swag.
Black swag: when a black person’s dress, gestures, stance or statements remind everybody of his/her superiority. It’s a reassertion of power through style.
Now, I know people have called Obama’s statement ‘sassy’. But I suggest that his stance, his cut eye, and the quickness of that put down, is a little bit more than ‘sassy.’ It’s a one-liner worthy of Jay-Z, or Denzel. Obama’s statement reminded everyone that, whether or not they liked him, or his leadership, he is still the President.
And if that’s not #blackswag, I don’t know what is. Dr. RJD