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    Re: Has obama brought the races together

    Using the occasion of the 50th anniversary of Dr. King’s March and “I Have a Dream,” Tavis Smiley urges Obama to stop playing it safe, to offer sound policies rather than sound bytes, and to be “King-like, not King-lite.”

    For Smiley it’s all about the pain and suffering of African-Americans, and how I wish William Raspberry were alive to respond to him.

    Here’s what Smiley says:

    But if Obama is to be transformational and not just transactional, a statesman and not just another politician, a thermostat and not just a thermometer, then it’s time for him to use his power to help regulate the temperature of our society and not just settle for recording the temperature of public opinion. It’s time to take some risks. To stop playing it safe in the second term. To tell the truth about the suffering in America that’s being rendered invisible simply because we choose not to see it. Obama needs to be King-like, not King-lite - The Washington Post

    Here’s what Raspberry said in 2005:

    For black America, Obama may be the harbinger of a different transformation: the movement away from what might be called the civil rights paradigm. Since the astounding success of the civil rights movement nearly half a century ago, America's black leadership has been a civil rights leadership, focused almost exclusively on grievance -- America owes us the right to vote, to enjoy places of public accommodation, to attend nonsegregated schools, to be free of the laws that underlie American-style apartheid.

    … The point is not to deny that America's black communities still suffer horribly from poor education, dim employment prospects and other crippling (and heritable) ills but to observe that these problems no longer lend themselves to civil rights -- or grievance-based -- solutions.

    William Raspberry - A Path Beyond Grievance

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    Re: Has obama brought the races together

    Quote Originally Posted by windowdressing View Post
    you have a very good idea, quit pretending ... it's what you've indicated in your previous posts on the subject ... that we're living in a post-racial America ...
    I don't believe I've ever used the term "post-racial America." Racism certainly exists, but it has been separated from its former social and institutional supports. It's a bit like cigarette smoking, no longer broadly acceptable, and increasingly confined to isolated, marginalized environments. It's now an individual failing. That's what makes "white privilege" such a silly term.
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    Re: Has obama brought the races together

    has obama brought races together

    Human and which others had you in mind?

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    Re: Has obama brought the races together

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    1.)What you TOLD me to post about? LMFAO Relax little fella, this is just computer stuff, why get so worked up about what I say or don't say in here. Don't like my thread, start your own.
    1.) yep you read good
    2.) totally relaxed actually im laughing at your previously failed post and your dishonesty, after regular talk my second favorite thing is dishonest posts like yours, they entertain us all
    3.) never got worked up once you just showed hoe little you know lol
    4.) got no problem with it, after i was told you did it and posted a lie i just came to see for myself and pointed out that it was factual lie. Facts defeat you again. Good luck.

    Let me know when you do the poll so i can be further entertained by your fail.
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    Re: Has obama brought the races together

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    You're the one who asked for evidence . . .









    Evidence, not malarkey.

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    Re: Has obama brought the races together

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
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    Evidence, not malarkey.
    So, your claim would be that all ten links in my #151 were malarkey? Really?
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    Re: Has obama brought the races together

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    So, your claim would be that all ten links in my #151 were malarkey? Really?:roll:



    I didn't sift through them yet, I'll try to check them out later since you posted them, But I still say that President Obama isn't the only person in the USA who should be trying to bring the races together. That responsibility falls on a lot of people of people on both sides of the aisle.

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    Re: Has obama brought the races together

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    I didn't sift through them yet, I'll try to check them out later since you posted them, But I still say that President Obama isn't the only person in the USA who should be trying to bring the races together. That responsibility falls on a lot of people of people on both sides of the aisle.
    I never said anything to the contrary. The OP, however, was about BHO.
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    Re: Has obama brought the races together

    Quote Originally Posted by WCH View Post
    Just being light-hearted.

    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.
    Ok, my bad then. It gets a little rough around here, as I am sure you know.

    Okay, but when you talk about racism not being an issue until someone makes it so,....what if there is a disagreement. You say it is obvious but the racism in the GZ appears "obvious" to some from the beginning and "missing" to others. Are you suggesting we wait until it is blatant?

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    Re: Has obama brought the races together

    Quote Originally Posted by opendebate View Post
    Ok, my bad then. It gets a little rough around here, as I am sure you know.

    Okay, but when you talk about racism not being an issue until someone makes it so,....what if there is a disagreement. You say it is obvious but the racism in the GZ appears "obvious" to some from the beginning and "missing" to others. Are you suggesting we wait until it is blatant?
    Speaking of BHO and racism . . .

    Obama Was Wrong on the Trayvon Case - Kathleen Parker, Washington Post
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