It influences a great deal all (white, asian, black and latino)
It ranks very high among black voters
It can tip the balance for black voters if undecided
It has little or no influence over black voters
It ranks high among mexicans and asians
It tips the balance for undecided mexican voters
It is of no importance for mexican voters
It is very important for whites
It can tip the balance for undecided white voters
It doesn't matter for whites
It would be improper and shameful if I used it to define all black people. But I didn't, and I don't. Something you seem to ignore completely.
Tell me, are blacks who are educated and live a proper life the same as the blacks in the ghettos who deal drugs and can't talk proper English? Would you like the entire black community be judged by the actions of their lesser peers? Or would you prefer to disassociate the good blacks from the bad ones. Because I know I do. hence. You have blacks (african-americans) and niggers. Just like you have white people and white trash.
Now that I told you what I think, you tell me why I should be ashamed for using the word nigger. And give a good proper explanation.
That argument works only on the uneducated... by the uneducated.
If you would read like... 10 pages of world history... no more. 10 pages you would come to the shocking conclusion that slavery is the default status-quo. what I mean by that is that there has always been slavery in all civilizations from all over the world. Ofc, there were exceptions everywhere, but the default status-quo was slavery. Fortunately for the world, and this is beyond 10 pages, it was the Europeans who first ended slavery on a global level in the beginning of the XIXth century thanks to the colonial empires some European powers had. The USA was the last civilized country to end slavery in the mid XIXth century. Everywhere else that wasn't under western civilization rule, slavery continued. Like the inland parts of Africa, parts of Asia and the middle East. Certain south american countries had it...
If you want to nitpick, the most notable exception to the status quo in ancient times were the Greeks. More specifically, starting with Athens and its empire. Everywhere else there was slavery in one form or another (or some form of human ownership over other humans) but not in the greek world.
So your argument means nothing. Come up with another.
IMHO Obama's ethnicity only affects the election as follows:
- Causes conservative whites to THINK he only gets black votes because he's black forgetting or ignoring the fact that in contemporary America blacks vote almost exclusively democrat in elections where the only other candidate is a republican, no matter what that races of the candidates.
- Causes conservative whites to THINK he only gets white votes because of a phenomena called "white guilt", which suggests whites only vote for Obama out of a feeling of guilt about the historical treatment of blacks in America as some sort of expression of contrition.
- Creates a special feeling of pride among black voters but who's votes were in no way influenced by his race because they would have voted for any democrat with the same positions on the issues and other factors conserved by voters regardless of race. Because of the pride factor, if Election Day happens to be a day when a small number of blacks who are sick or affected by bad weather would be more likely vote anyway in order to participle in what they consider to be an historical election.
- A very small number of blacks who would otherwise not have been interested in politics register to vote possibly for the first time just to help him get elected. This number is exponentially offset by the high numbers of non-blacks who have bought into much of the unprecedented propaganda activities on the right intended to stop him from being elected and on deleted make sure it's just one term: the birther movement, the campaign to label him as a Muslim in the middle of the War on Teerror with radical Islam, the campaign to label him a socialist due to his too big to fail policies ignoring other Presidents with similar policies especially George W. Bush who was the first to bail out the mortgage, insurance and automobile industries but was NEVER called a socialist when he did it, causing some to question why the difference and could race be the true motive.
-Of the 1 to 5% of blacks who identify with the Republican Party, a percentage of that small percentage has been so offended by the propaganda activities of members of their own party, as a political statement of protest vote for Obama due to their disgust with the birther movement, Operation Chaos, the Shirley Sherrod smear campaign, the You Lie outburst in a joint session of Congress and the litany of double standards Obama has been held to because they believed it to be racially motivated against Obama because he's the first black POTUS.
Last edited by Smeagol; 09-29-12 at 03:13 AM.
Having opinions all over the map is a good sign of a person capable of autonomous thinking. Felix -2011
Because the word brings up a time when African-Americans were slaves, thought of as subhuman with no way of life and no rights, etc.
-I just told you that this has always been the case until Europeans ended it. And yet, your conclusion is:
"Advocates of capitalism are apt to appeal to the sacred principles of liberty, which are embodied in one maxim: the fortunate must not be restrained in the exercise of tyranny over the unfortunate." - Bertrand Russell
I don't get nearly offended by the term "white trash" as I do the "N" word, well, because the "white race" has felt nothing throughout history on anywhere near the same level as African-Americans or other ethnicities.