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Or at least generally snide bullshit. It sets off some alarms in my lizard brain but I’d like the opinion of non-white people.

Someone Tell President Obama To Stop Dropping the Mic

Choice quotes (emphasis mine), which on their own seem fine but then you add them all up and....

this is not the first time Obama has use this trope. He did it here with Jimmy Kimmel, slyly but with the intention of someone who knows what a fuss it will incite.


Regardless, Obama has been associated with the mic drop for years, though this was his most blatant attempt at cool points yet.


The mic drop, a move that’s been used since the 1980s and 90s by rappers and comedians to signify a set or show well done, is now used by power-wielding politicians to curry public favor and admiration. “He’s so cool! He gets us!” we think, as Obama acknowledges that his staff can research popular culture memes and executes them with effortless ease.


So it’s been used by rappers and the like in the past, but Obama, a black president, is just having his people research memes popular today. Sure.

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