Obama: I Chose My Friends Carefully… Marxist Professors and Structural Feminists

In his memoir Dreams From My Father, Barack Obama admits that he chose his friends carefully. He even says that those friends included Marxist professors. I’ve included the transcript immediately below and the video below that:

To avoid being mistaken for a sellout, I chose my friends carefully. The more politically active black students. The foreign students. The Chicanos. The Marxist professors and structural feminists.

The video (audio, actually) runs 17 seconds in length. I’m sure his supporters will insist that because it’s not an hour and a half long, it’s out of context. They’ll always claim that of something potentially damaging to The One.

So he takes issue with reporters connecting a stance of his to Marxists, yet admitted that he actively sought out Marxists as his friends and associates?