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    Re: Obama: Race Relations “May Get Worse”

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    Where is the part in the President's comments about racial unrest resulting in riots on cue?
    Of course that isn't EXACTLY what was said, it's reading between the lines. Notice he didn't say class relations, he said race relations (like there aren't any poor white people). Why is that? Can you answer that?

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    Re: Obama: Race Relations “May Get Worse”

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    Of course that isn't EXACTLY what was said, it's reading between the lines. Notice he didn't say class relations, he said race relations (like there aren't any poor white people). Why is that? Can you answer that?
    Are you under the impression that I am in the business of explaining why somebody DID NOT SAY something?
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    Re: Obama: Race Relations “May Get Worse”

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    Are you under the impression that I am in the business of explaining why somebody DID NOT SAY something?
    I asked why Obama said "race relations" when there are poor white people too? He actually said that, care to respond as to why he said that?

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    Re: Obama: Race Relations “May Get Worse”

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    I asked why Obama said "race relations" when there are poor white people too? He actually said that, care to respond as to why he said that?
    My guess - and it is only a guess - is that the Martin case figured so prominently in discussions of race recently.
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    Re: Obama: Race Relations “May Get Worse”

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    Thats pretty funny. 97% of black Americans voted for the guy that has presided over steadily increasing economic woes specifically for the black community based solely on his skin color...but...they might riot if things dont get 'better'.

    Want things to get 'better'? Then they might want to ask themselves why it is that every other race 'group' in this country does better than the collective black race group in this country. Or for that matter ask why black immigrants come here and do so much better. Or blacks from intact and successful families manage to pull off the miracle that is economic growth and personal prosperity.
    The black immigrant part of that is woefully ignorant of the process. Generally to move from another country to the US you have to have some sort of ability to do so and more than likely a job already lined up. Black people are not hopping the mexican border with nothing when they come here. They come from wealthier families perhaps with political connections. they are doing things like attending colleges and have either good grades or finances to back them up. In other words the immigration system cherry picks the wealthiest and most likely to do well. To be born here all that is required is you have a physically capable pair to have sex. Your assumption that the opportunities and position of american born black people to those who immigrate into america is way off.

    This is why stats in the hands of people who do not want to do any learning about them are often terrible.

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    Re: Obama: Race Relations “May Get Worse”

    Quote Originally Posted by LowDown View Post
    So we have gone from the hope of a postracial America in 2008 to now, when the President is threatening us with racial unrest if he doesn't get his way.

    Rush Limbaugh in 2008 said that Obama's election would only make racial relations worse, and it looks like he was 100% right.

    It seems to me that by saying this the President is deliberately encouraging racial unrest. If he doesn't get what he wants, then what? Riots on cue?
    Well, that is your biased assumption that comes from your mental distortion of everything Obama says due to your internal hatred of him. It seems things like electing a black president has brought all the racists and idiots out of their holes and quiet corners to complain. Racism was never dead, it was just quieter. Economic downtimes have a good possibility of raising unrest in any country, and given the polarizing and antagonistic rhetoric of the right it would not take a psychic to predict that racial unrest could be pushed to a violent point. I know where you got the idea obama is threatening to march his legions of black folks out to kill whitey if he doesn't get what he wants, but that is just your delusion of a very clear statement that had no threat in it. It is not a threat to say someday a large rock will hit the earth and make life very hard. It is just something that is part of existence. You may feel threatened by that knowledge, but that does not mean the scientists who told you command the power to destroy the world with a large rock.

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    Obama: Race Relations “May Get Worse”

    Quote Originally Posted by tererun View Post
    The black immigrant part of that is woefully ignorant of the process. Generally to move from another country to the US you have to have some sort of ability to do so and more than likely a job already lined up. Black people are not hopping the mexican border with nothing when they come here. They come from wealthier families perhaps with political connections. they are doing things like attending colleges and have either good grades or finances to back them up. In other words the immigration system cherry picks the wealthiest and most likely to do well. To be born here all that is required is you have a physically capable pair to have sex. Your assumption that the opportunities and position of american born black people to those who immigrate into america is way off.

    This is why stats in the hands of people who do not want to do any learning about them are often terrible.
    Black immigrants...black refugees...blacks from intact families...blacks driven and motivated to succeed. Funny how they manage to abide.

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    Re: Obama: Race Relations “May Get Worse”

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    This is stupid. Race relations always have and always will get better. It's a simple matter of exposure in a society of increasing racial diversity and interaction.
    You know you're only going to get yourself in trouble talking like that.

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    Re: Obama: Race Relations “May Get Worse”

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    Notice he didn't say class relations, he said race relations (like there aren't any poor white people).
    Where did he say that poor white people were excluded from race relations?

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    Re: Obama: Race Relations “May Get Worse”

    Quote Originally Posted by ThePlayDrive View Post
    Who is "we"? The 100 delusional people everyone else in America was laughing at?
    It's what all the liberal leaning Obama supporting media pundits were talking about at the time.

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