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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 difficult to say. I'd say that his blackness has been as much an aspect of his presidency as every president's whiteness before him wasn't an aspect of theirs, and that's pretty unfortunate. It was certainly historic when America got its first black president, and the issue of Obama's race at that point really should have stopped more or less right there, but in the public discourse, for those across the entire political spectrum, it never really did. I don't think anything Obama personally did hurt or helped race relations, but by being the first black president he certainly held a mirror up to the rest of the country.

    Anyway, we won't know the long term effects for a good ten years at least.

    Poll needed "other."

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

    Americans talking about race is like having Lindsay Lohan as a guidance counselor.

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

    IMO, BO has hurt race relations.

    We can also take a look overseas and with his own policies and how it has affected different races that are our allies and those whom are not.

    Which has only taken his First term to validate this out.

    So there wont be waiting any Ten years.....with what had already taken place.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    Americans talking about race is like having Lindsay Lohan as a guidance counselor.
    Looking at the poll options it was always pretty much guaranteed that the only votes were going to go to "hurt."

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Paschendale View Post
    Neither. Minorities have no effect on the treatment that they receive from the white majority. There is no such thing as earning being the victim of racism, and certainly not having to earn an escape from racist treatment. It is completely up to us to stop treating people poorly. It is not up to them to somehow convince us to treat them with basic human decency.
    Nonsense. Your behaviour absolutely reflects on how I view you. In short, behaviour such as that exhibited in Ferguson, or by the race baiters in general does not help your cause. You want my respect, act respectful.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    I thought his election was going to help race relations. It hasn't.

    And to answer the question as it specifically relates to Obama himself, IMO he has hurt race relations.
    Pretty much this.

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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
    Pretty much this.
    Mornin' CPW. Good thing Republicans aren't classified as a race......huh?

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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
    It's difficult to say. I'd say that his blackness has been as much an aspect of his presidency as every president's whiteness before him wasn't an aspect of theirs, and that's pretty unfortunate. It was certainly historic when America got its first black president, and the issue of Obama's race at that point really should have stopped more or less right there, but in the public discourse, for those across the entire political spectrum, it never really did. I don't think anything Obama personally did hurt or helped race relations, but by being the first black president he certainly held a mirror up to the rest of the country.
    The man lent the credibility of his office to the agitators. I'm not sure that doesn't count as 'Nothing he does personally".

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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
    The man lent the credibility of his office to the agitators. I'm not sure that doesn't count as 'Nothing he does personally".
    Elaborate.

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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
    Elaborate.
    The Police Acted Stupidly. Two White House representatives at the funeral in Ferguson. If the ideologies were broadly reversed, I'd be hollerin about "dog whistles" and whatnot.

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