President Obama accused the US of racism in its efforts to deal with Hurricane Katrina in 2007 in a speech featuring his ex-pastor Reverend Jeremiah Wright.
What is most note-worthy is the down home Southern accent Obama affects during this speech as compared to his normal speech tones and accents. The tape in part at least was exposed at the time, but allegedly also not in full.
“The people down in New Orleans they don’t care about as much!” Obama shouts in the video, which was shot in June of 2007 at Hampton University in Virginia. By contrast, survivors of Sept. 11 and Hurricane Andrew received generous amounts of aid, Obama explains. The reason? Unlike residents of majority-black New Orleans, the federal government considers those victims “part of the American family.”