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Thread: Has the election of a black POTUS led to more, no or less racsim in America?

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    Re: Has the election of a black POTUS led to more, no or less racsim in America?

    Quote Originally Posted by soot View Post
    I'm sitting at a streetlight, at night, in Newark, NJ.

    (A little background: several hundred carjackings and incidents of armed robbery of motorists occur in Newark, NJ every year. 99 times out of 100 the perpetrators of those crimes are black males between the ages of 15 and 35.)

    Back to the very specific example...

    So I'm sitting at the streetlight and I observe a gang of young black males approaching the intersection.

    (More background: I don't know anything about this particular group, or anything about any individual member of the group. As I said in my earlier comment, I realize that not all young black males are criminals. But, again, I also know that when a motorist is robbed in Newark, NJ the perpetrator is almost always a young black male.)

    Given what I know, and what I've observed, I consider it perfectly prudent to lock my car doors at this time, at a minimum.
    I'm always perplexed when people want to reduce the above to an incident of "racism". Being that it certainly doesn't help address the issues in these communities

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    Re: Has the election of a black POTUS led to more, no or less racsim in America?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    I refer to him as black because that is how he refers to himself as.

    And no, the term "black" does not carry ANY connotations. The connotations spring entirely from the person using it and the person interpreting it.
    First of all, I don't accept the premise that at some point you heard Barack Obama refer to himself as black and that's the only reason why you refer him to back; as if it has nothing to do with his skin color!

    The point is that Barack Obama is using your own deep rooted racist prejudices, which you are too prideful to admit, against you to further his Zionist agenda. For instance, during a speech, he will start talking about his family, and since his skin color is black, you will automatically assume that he is referring to black people, but the truth is that half of his family is white.

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    Re: Has the election of a black POTUS led to more, no or less racsim in America?

    Quote Originally Posted by Old English View Post
    First of all, I don't accept the premise that at some point you heard Barack Obama refer to himself as black and that's the only reason why you refer him to back; as if it has nothing to do with his skin color!

    The point is that Barack Obama is using your own deep rooted racist prejudices, which you are too prideful to admit, against you to further his Zionist agenda. For instance, during a speech, he will start talking about his family, and since his skin color is black, you will automatically assume that he is referring to black people, but the truth is that half of his family is white.

    Check.
    Not much to respond to here since you've already assumed that I was racist and admitted that you won't believe anything that I say. What's the point of posting on a debate forum if you're not willing to keep an open mind?

    As for Obama refering himself as a black man...

    Obama gets personal about race and manhood in Morehouse College speech

    http://news.yahoo.com/video/presiden...173332740.html
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    Re: Has the election of a black POTUS led to more, no or less racsim in America?

    I don't think the presidents race has changed a thing the people that didn't like black people before he was elected likely still don't like them, I doubt a political figure heads change such a deeply ingrained idea. People who don't care about race likely won't start caring because of a political figure head.

    None if your options apply.

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    Re: Has the election of a black POTUS led to more, no or less racsim in America?

    Quote Originally Posted by Old English View Post
    First of all, I don't accept the premise that at some point you heard Barack Obama refer to himself as black and that's the only reason why you refer him to back; as if it has nothing to do with his skin color!

    The point is that Barack Obama is using your own deep rooted racist prejudices, which you are too prideful to admit, against you to further his Zionist agenda. For instance, during a speech, he will start talking about his family, and since his skin color is black, you will automatically assume that he is referring to black people, but the truth is that half of his family is white.

    Check.


    "Zionist agenda?"



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