Over the course of President Barack Obama‘s presidency his tendency to code switch—change the cadence and linguistic style of his words—between Black and White audiences has been well-documented.
As previously reported by NewsOne, the Associated Press was accused of being racist when they transcribed Obama’s controversial Congressional Black speech in 2011 without cleaning up the copy—specifically his dropped “g’s”.
“Take off your bedroom slippers. Put on your marching shoes,” he said, his voice rising as applause and cheers mounted. “Shake it off. Stop complainin’. Stop grumblin’. Stop cryin’. We are going to press on. We have work to do.”
That’s not the only occasion during which the POTUS has laid it on thick for a Black audience. And comedians Key and Peele have released a hilarious video showing how the president turns on his “I’m one of you charm” when the situation calls for it, while adhering strictly to the Queen’s English when in front of White audiences.