We know from other sources, Obama views the Constitution as a "living document." That means that lawyers and judges should deconstruct it according to their agendas. In other words, a hundred more Roe v. Wades (which generated "the right to privacy" ex nihilo)--regarding wealth, human life, and everything else.
Obama says that the civil rights movement put too much emphasis on the courts, but he still laments that the (Warren) Supreme Court was not more radical concerning the redistribution of wealth during that era. That is the essential point. He says people "on the ground" can bring redistributive change better than the courts--unless, of course, you are President. Then you can appoint revisionist, redistributionist judges to the highest court in the land.
The Civil Rights Movement was not unAmerican; it helped established Constitutional rights to all Americans: red and yellow, black and white. But giving the Constitution a socialist facelift is unAmerican and deeply dangerous to our way of life.