no. obama made race relations worse
yes, obama has united races as never before
obama has had no effect on race relations
Obama's job is not to bring races together. He is President. I want him focusing on the economy and foreign affairs. He was not elected President to bring the races together. I have noticed, however, that it brought out the racist side of some people, who got very upset that a black man got elected....twice. I'm from the deep south, and I was truly surprised at how many outright racists there are in this country, still. (I saw plenty of pics of white people dressed up as black African witchdoctors at anti-Obama rallies, pics of blacks with big lips making the rounds on anti-Obama sites, the birther crazies, and recently a clown with an act about black Obama with big lips and being killed by a bull and having a pole rammed up his ***). And I grew up around plenty of racists...but I didn't think there were that many left, and that they hated blacks that much.
I don't think of him as black or white or purple. Really. (Note: I'm white and from the deeeeep south.) I suppose Obama has had about the same effect on race relations that George Bush did. Did you ask that question about Bush?
Last edited by JumpinJack; 08-23-13 at 11:39 PM. Reason: Add examples
Because there's such a thing as hate crimes on the books, a jury of your peers would make that judgement in a court of law. Otherwise it's not all that relevant to legal discussion.
First thing we need to do is know that it's not a them against us issue. All people are generally good and the ones with malice in their hearts are not hard to pick off.