A video of Obama speaking on insecurity and confidence is going viral.
Barack Obama and NBA star Stephen Curry came together to speak to children of minority backgrounds, and urge them to be strong examples for the community, and do better to women.
Obama and Curry spoke at the fifth anniversary of the “My Brother’s Keeper Alliance” in Oakland, California.
“My Brother’s Keeper Alliance” is an organization created to bridge the gap facing young men from minority backgrounds.
Obama spoke about the of the exploitation of women in the hip hop/Rap industry, and how as young men if they were actually confident in their sexuality, they wouldn’t need to do those things, as those things actually show the opposite.
At one point he told the audience,
“If you are really confident about your financial situation, you’re probably not going to be wearing an 8-pound chain around your neck. If you’re very confident about your sexuality, you don’t have to have eight women around you twerking.”
Here’s the video,
Stephen curry also spoke, saying that his Father was “consistent presence” in his adolescence, and that helped him overcome his lack of confidence.
He continued on to say,
“The confidence to kind of get over that hump was a process. The swagger that you see on the court right now, it wasn’t always there. It was a constant struggle.”
Obama told the audience,
“We live in a culture where our worth is measured by how much money we have and how famous we are. I will tell you, at the end of the day, the thing that will give you confidence is not that. I know a lot of rich people that are all messed up.”