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    Re: In the time he has been president has Obama helped or hurt race relations.

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain America View Post
    One would think, no? One would also think that the thinking people would recognize and understand the divide and conquer strategy and loudly rebuke it. But, instead, it is welcomed with open arms. Each night. In living rooms across America. Divisive broadcasting is alive and well. And the people fall for it. Perhaps it is what the people want. To be divided and conquered.
    perhaps. But I think it is more of having their team win at any cost. The problem with that along with all the negative attack ads that hardens people minds is that once elected one must govern. One must be able to reach across to your former opponents for help in governing. Making you former opponents enemy number one means you must go it alone and with your side only. When situations arise when you need to show a united front for whatever reason, that front is not there. You do not have the support you need and perhaps this nation needs.
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    Re: In the time he has been president has Obama helped or hurt race relations.

    "obama" himself has cleared helped race relations and brought NORMAL people together

    now having said that

    having a half black man as president has brought out the loony tunes, nutcases, fear and bigots (in all races) in full force . . . .

    unfortunate they get focused on BUT they are the minority and not your avg/normal person.
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    Re: In the time he has been president has Obama helped or hurt race relations.

    Quote Originally Posted by Sabanist View Post
    Generally speaking black people are very racist, not just prejudiced. Laugh all you like, its spot on. Look around you. Just because they suck at actually gaining real power and influence doesnt mean they cant be racist
    I'm so glad that this is not a member of my party. Nothing can take that away from me, to know that I have nothing to do with these kinds of ideas.
    Ted Cruz is the dumbest person alive.

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    Re: In the time he has been president has Obama helped or hurt race relations.

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    Your thoughts please.
    Helped. You can't discount the weight history will place on the fact that he was the first African American president.

    50 years from now, whatever you could say Barack Obama has done to harm race relations will have been forgotten as a minor footnote in history. His being the first black president will be forever etched in stone. Kind of like how everyone remembers George Washington for being the first president, but noone outside the most bookish of historians recalls the minutia of his time in office.

    History remembers big events. The biggest event of the Obama presidency is the fact that he's the first black president. That's what he'll be remembered for.

    You also can't discount the profound impact this has on our culture. Today, black parents can truly tell their children that they can grow up to be anything they want to be.... there is no glass ceiling as a black man has reached the very highest office attainable in the United States. This wasn't the case even 25 years ago. The election of Barack Obama didn't cause this cultural shift.... but it will be remembered as the hallmark moment by which this cultural shift became evident to the world.

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    Re: In the time he has been president has Obama helped or hurt race relations.

    There's no "neither" option.
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    Re: In the time he has been president has Obama helped or hurt race relations.

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    So what if two white house representatives were at the funeral? How did Obama harm race relations with that?
    as I stated. He is lending the credibility of his office to the agitators.

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    Re: In the time he has been president has Obama helped or hurt race relations.

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    as I stated. He is lending the credibility of his office to the agitators.
    Then his agitators are clearly so paranoid that if Obama had stayed home and played Final Fantasy XII for the next two months they would have accused him of stirring racial tensions.

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    Re: In the time he has been president has Obama helped or hurt race relations.

    IMHO, he has hurt race relations in America. So many have before and many will do so long into the future. And honestly, the man is just that, a man. He's not a saint performing miracles. I find it hard to fault him -- all things considered -- when he takes jabs at whites. Again, he's not a saint but a person, a father and a man who has grown up and become President of the United States, the first man of his color to ever do so, and then he got reelected to another term as POTUS. That's an impressive accolade. But I think that Chris Rock -- annoying voice and all -- got it right when he said that America got Shaq when we needed Michael. Even His Airness himself has opined on racism in the United States that he has personally experienced, including his own. Just as any human being or domesticated animal will develop a deep resentment and hatred for something if it hurts and abuses them once too many times, like a schoolyard sociopath who's carrying a pocket knife in the 3rd f'n grade. And the reason he keeps cutting you and making you bleed and cry in front of everyone else is because you're a different skin color than he is.

    The inclusion of more-and-more incidents and personal stories like that, from any side, is overall detrimental to the on-going demographic and population shifts that are entirely against white people. Whites are going to be a minority soon enough. The scales are swinging away from a super white majority to whites being second or third in the depth chart. The transition could be so much better, but the odds of us avoiding fighting in one hell of a Race War are stacked against us. There are too many crosscurrent societal trends now to reset things back to, "Hello, my name is _____. -- "Nice to meet you _____, my name is _____." Perhaps it was just the unavoidable byproduct of blowback -- the sins of the father shall affect the son. Too much collective history of conflict and hate. The question as of this moment is whether the whites will be treated more mercifully by those they had abused when the whites become the minority. My heart-of-hearts says no.

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    Re: In the time he has been president has Obama helped or hurt race relations.

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    Your thoughts please.
    It's generally accepted things have gotten worse.

    The Great Uniter... another load of BS... Really, how can you be mentored by Wright, sit neck deep in his house of puke for 20-years and come out of that vomit "a uniter"? Not something the Gruberites ever cared to ask. Ever.

    For the Gruber Faktion, this hasn't hit home yet.

    The latest example (after his "stupid cop comment and Trayvon could be my son BS), is the release of the Grand Jury decision regarding the shot thief in Ferguson has been acted upon in a model of honesty, and acting honorably on this honesty.

    Obama blew a prime opportunity to bring calm. His kind don't really want it.

    For the Pravda USSA and the Gruberites, it's another Joe-the-Plumber moment... with the addition of a little ultra violence thrown in. Ignore the truth and attack the innocent.
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    Re: In the time he has been president has Obama helped or hurt race relations.

    Quote Originally Posted by zimmer View Post
    It's generally accepted things have gotten worse.

    The Great Uniter... another load of BS... Really, how can you be mentored by Wright, sit neck deep in his house of puke for 20-years and come out of that vomit "a uniter"? Not something the Gruberites ever cared to ask. Ever.

    For the Gruber Faktion, this hasn't hit home yet.

    The latest example (after his "stupid cop comment and Trayvon could be my son BS), is the release of the Grand Jury decision regarding the shot thief in Ferguson has been acted upon in a model of honesty, and acting honorably on this honesty.

    Obama blew a prime opportunity to bring calm. His kind don't really want it.

    For the Pravda USSA and the Gruberites, it's another Joe-the-Plumber moment... with the addition of a little ultra violence thrown in. Ignore the truth and attack the innocent.
    While I don't disagree with you, it is also try that he seems to of learned, or at least changed, from previous incidents of the his like. I mean, he is supporting the Grand Jury decision, which has obviously upset many black people.

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