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    Re: Black caucus: Tired of making excuses for Obama

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarB63 View Post
    how does the fact that your great, great, great, great, great grandfather was a slave in any way oppress you today, nearly 200 years later?
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    nice dodge. tell me again, how many years were you a slave?
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    and you can point out where I said it did?...
    many of your posts suggest that you believe that slavery was the only oppression blacks have suffered in this country, and that Segregation does not count as significant oppression. I keep bringing up Segregation and you keep ignoring it. I therefore logically conclude that you consider Jim Crow to be a non-issue.

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    Re: Black caucus: Tired of making excuses for Obama

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    many of your posts suggest that you believe that slavery was the only oppression blacks have suffered in this country, and that Segregation does not count as significant oppression. I keep bringing up Segregation and you keep ignoring it. I therefore logically conclude that you consider Jim Crow to be a non-issue.
    wrong, that is your misinterpretation of my posts. stop trying to read more into them than what I actually post.
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    Re: Black caucus: Tired of making excuses for Obama

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    While they do exist in the minority, the notion that Obama supporters as a whole support him based on race is just as silly as the idea that his opponents oppose him based on his race.
    Apparently a member of the CBC disagrees with you and believes at least enough black voters do indeed support him blindly based on race and that in fact they would turn on the CBC if the CBC dared to 'go after him' on his inaction.
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    Re: Black caucus: Tired of making excuses for Obama

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarB63 View Post
    wrong, that is your misinterpretation of my posts. stop trying to read more into them than what I actually post.
    if you believe that Jim Crow was an oppressive time for blacks, then I apologize.

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    Re: Black caucus: Tired of making excuses for Obama

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    Apparently a member of the CBC disagrees with you and believes at least enough black voters do indeed support him blindly based on race and that in fact they would turn on the CBC if the CBC dared to 'go after him' on his inaction.
    i thought we were referring to supporters in general, rather than black voters, but you may have a point.
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    Re: Black caucus: Tired of making excuses for Obama

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    if you believe that Jim Crow was an oppressive time for blacks, then I apologize.
    oh yeah. but how long ago was Jim Crow? most of the people alive today never had to go to a "separate but equal" black school, never had to move to the back of the bus, never had to use the "colored only" drinking fountains.

    there is still plenty of racism on both sides to go around without going out and looking for it.
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    Re: Black caucus: Tired of making excuses for Obama

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarB63 View Post
    oh yeah. but how long ago was Jim Crow? most of the people alive today never had to go to a "separate but equal" black school, never had to move to the back of the bus, never had to use the "colored only" drinking fountains.

    there is still plenty of racism on both sides to go around without going out and looking for it.
    I was alive during busing, and survived the riots we had over it in Jacksonville, Florida. That wasn't that long ago.

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    Re: Black caucus: Tired of making excuses for Obama

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarB63 View Post
    oh yeah. but how long ago was Jim Crow?..
    when was segregation fully rooted out in the USA?

    late 60s early 70s.

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    Re: Black caucus: Tired of making excuses for Obama

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    i thought we were referring to supporters in general, rather than black voters, but you may have a point.
    Supporting one of us isn't that unusual. Romney has a religion problem, but Mormans are more likely to support him. Kennedy likely had the Catholic vote, but had to cross religous lines to succeed. Many conservatives have to knwo their candidate is born again. Some even want the candidate to be male and white. Some.

    Point is, it's not unusal. We need to see someone like us be successful. The more we see, the less important it is. But when the numbers are fewer, the more importan t it is. I think this is human nature.

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