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Racism: Obama Doesn't Care About White People 
1st-Aug-2009 09:43 pm

The graphic is obviously inspired by Kanye West's television meltdown: "George Bush doesn't care about black people", after hurricane Katrina.

Maybe I'm wrong for being totally amused but obviously some people are letting their worst fears get the best of them. In order for racism to be effective, there must be power... and with a black man in power - some of you are shitting yourselves a little early in the game. It's funny because just a few months ago it was "OH BUT HE IS HALF WHITEEEEEE..."

For those of you not aware of what's going on, television and radio host Glen Beck "kinda sorta" called the U.S. president a racist with a PROBLEM. Which he later retracted and then stood by again. This flip-flop of opinion is spurred by Obama's comments on the arrest of black Harvard professor Henry Gates, stating that the police acted "stupidly". And while I wish Obama would have chosen a less definitive approach in his answer - how is it racist? How does it at all prove that he "hates white culture", as Beck claims?

Unlike some people I refused to buy into the ideal: "Obama's president, racism's OVER!!!", as so many have after his election. I find that too many people think ignoring race is the best approach. And even before Obama's election to presidency I found that many people of color have tried to adopt this approach. The thought is especially popular among those who do not live and have never lived in the southern part of the United States. This is why I grinned a little when Sean Bell, a 23 year-old unarmed black male, was shot at 50 times and murdered in Queens, NY in 2006. Those officers were found innocent. I grinned again when tension in Jena, LA boiled over into a race war because black students couldn't sit under the school's "white tree". Racism is over... right...

This country has many decades to go through before black Americans can see a black Harvard scholar arrested for entering his own home and not see the race riots of 1968.

"Get over it"

Get over what exactly? While the argument is typically surrounding slavery, the history after the supposed abolishment of slavery is far more disgusting and damaging. And why should the "getting over" be one-sided? Black Americans are not Africans and are not going back to Africa! Get over it. Mexico's moved here. Get over it. Virginia, you lost the Civil War. Get over it. Your president is black... with a white mother... get over it.

- plexi

2nd-Aug-2009 05:23 am (UTC)
hell yeah
3rd-Aug-2009 04:25 pm (UTC)
thanks for your comment!

- plexi
2nd-Aug-2009 12:22 pm (UTC)
i don't understand how anyone is passing judgement on him in terms of "not liking" or "caring" about someone because he hasn't exactly done anything.
3rd-Aug-2009 04:26 pm (UTC)

Nothing has been directly done or said to prove any racism or even a preference. He's been all about joining forces for the good of the nation.

Thanks for your comment and input.
2nd-Aug-2009 02:36 pm (UTC)
god his statments dont make any sence
you can clearly see he is an agry, maybe a bit racist white man
3rd-Aug-2009 04:27 pm (UTC)
Well... it could also be a need for attention. These shock-jocks make their names by saying/doing the most ridiculous things and irritating people.
3rd-Aug-2009 04:28 pm (UTC)
and thanks for the comment!

- plexi
2nd-Aug-2009 06:26 pm (UTC)
Did you hear him talk about it on his radio show? He edited clips together to make it seem like he was blaming the cop for racial profiling, even though he did not have the facts. Which is totally different than what obama was saying. Beck is just intellectually dishonest
3rd-Aug-2009 04:28 pm (UTC)
Smh... I missed that. Link it to me or I'll see if I can find. This Beck clown needs to be put in check.
3rd-Aug-2009 04:28 pm (UTC)
Thanks for your post and input, btw.

- plexi
8th-Apr-2010 02:28 am (UTC)
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