I had the opportunity to read Obama’s Speech to the CBC. In contrast to critiques that he hasn’t sufficiently paid attention or given credit to the Civil Rights Movement, Obama’s speech is full of references to the Civil Rights Movement and to Martin Luther King jr. specifically. But it’s interesting to see what he didn’t talk about. To give you a sense of what I mean I created a word cloud of his speech. Take a look below. There’s at least one word I don’t see mentioned at all: unemployment (which in some black populations is as high as 46%).