Barack Obama Broke a Schooolmate's Nose After He Used a Slur | 22 Words

Our former president, Barack Obama, has just revealed that he broke a schoolmate's nose after he used a racial slur against him...

And although an act of violence is an unlikely confession from a former president...

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People have been loving his honesty and his courage for defending himself against racism.

Here's the full story...

Now, as you will all know, Obama was one of our country's most beloved presidents.

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The forty-fourth president of the United States, Obama smashed barriers by becoming the first-ever African-American leader.

He served 2 terms as president...

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The Illinois Democrat had started his career in politics as a senate who focused on the legislation on ethics, as well as the expansion of health care services and early childhood education programs for the poor.

And he carried these values throughout his presidency...

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Obama cut taxes for working families, small businesses, and first-time home buyers, and he stuck to his promise of tackling financial reform, alternative energy, and reinventing education and health care.

Obama became the president of the people...

And gained a strong and loyal fan base as a result of his progressive views on social issues, such as same-sex marriage and gun control.

Oh, and not to mention his beautiful family who immediately became national treasures.

So, quite understandably...

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Obama fans far and wide were devastated when he was eventually replaced with Republican Donald Trump in 2017.

But, despite his presidency ending over 4 years ago...

Obama has remained very much in the public eye and has continued to travel the world and deliver speeches on the causes that are most important to him.

He was very present throughout the 2020 election campaigns...

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Where he attended many public events to endorse his former running-mate, long-term friend, and now president, Joe Biden.

And he's even recently released a new book!

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A Promised Land hit shelves on November 18th last year and it was a huge success globally.

The book, which is the first in a series of political memoirs, charts Obama's path to the White House up to 2011, and documents the lead up to the killing of Osama bin Laden.

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In it, the fifty-nine-year-old also reflects on his legacy as well as the space between his presidential ambitions and the political reality of a Republican-controlled House and Senate that hampered him.

But, putting his presidency and overwhelming book success to one side...

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Obama recently decided to open up about racism in America and how he once broke a schoolmate's nose after they used a racial slur against him.

Yikes.

But amazingly so, it's gotten people talking...

In all of the good ways!

Obama and Bruce Springsteen - a very close friend - have a Spotify podcast together titled Renegades: Born In The U.S.A...

The 8-episode podcast features a deep and revealing conversation between the 2 friends, exploring a wide array of topics including race, fatherhood, marriage, and the state of America.

The second episode of the series aired this week...

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And while discussing the issue of race and racism, Obama brought up an incident with a schoolmate who he used to play basketball with.

He explained that they once got into a fight and the unnamed classmate called him a racial slur.

Obama says he doesn't even think his schoolmate knew what the word meant -- just that it was meant to be hurtful.

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This is what prompted the former president to "pop him in the face" which ended up breaking his nose while they were in the locker room.

When the classmate asked Obama why he punched him, he simply said to him, "Don't ever call me something like that."

You can access and listen to the Spotify podcast series here.

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And for more on the former president, read on...