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    Re: Is Obama secretly a racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by sam_w View Post
    Well quite interesting you would say this. Do you believe this because you yourself take part in such discussions when no one else of color is around? Or do you suspect this for other reasons? Believe it or not, not everyone obsesses about race, gender, or ethnicity.
    My point exactly. True not every one obcesses about race, gender, or ethnicity. But "racism" is hardly defined in black and white terms (pardon the pun.)

    To me, real racism is a sincere distrust or dislike of a particular race.

    But we all love a good ethnic joke. To some, even a good joke is considered racist. You know all those PC, touchy-feely, types.

    Those who stand on their soapbox and preach about their self-rightousness about being non-racial are most likely the biggest closet racists of all.

    Just a hunch. No more, no less. Just sayin'....

    But, back to topic, judged on the same standards a white man is judged on these days by the PC police, then I would have to say that Obama's remarks were very racist indeed. But, just going by MY standards, I think what he said was just stupid. Thus, my position that he is no more or no less predjudice than the average Joe.
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    Re: Is Obama secretly a racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by Morality Games View Post
    Reverend Wright didn't call for the destruction of America or the white race. He mocked what he perceived to be prevailing attitudes among whites with relation to political privilege along with the perceived ironies in our country's claims to moral superiority in spite of a long string of perceived human rights abuses.
    You seem to know the rev quite well. I am assuming this is a guess on your part?

    Quote Originally Posted by Morality Games View Post
    He did say "God damn America" as a play on the common phrase "God bless America", but there are multiple dimensions of meaning to that. That's about the closest he came to calling for the destruction of America.
    I agree he did not literally call for the destruction of America, but ask any Christian what "God damn America" means. In context it is no play on words...

    ""The government gives them the drugs, builds bigger prisons, passes a three-strike law and then wants us to sing 'God Bless America.' No, no, no, God damn America, that's in the Bible for killing innocent people,"

    He meant it just the way it sounded.

    Quote Originally Posted by Morality Games View Post
    About whites; he stated we had some attitude problems when it comes to social justice and politics. In very strong terms, but hardly a call for destruction. Anyway, if pressed, I doubt he would insist that all whites fall under the category he disdains; but impassioned sermons don't accommodate particulars and exceptions.
    You cannot defend comments like...

    "That HIV was a genocidal conspiracy by Whites against Blacks".

    "Barack knows what it means to be a black man to be living in a country and a culture that is controlled by rich white people. Hillary can never know that. Hillary ain't never been called a nigger."

    And then state this is typical of most black churches.

    Quote Originally Posted by Morality Games View Post
    Note -- perceived. This isn't about what I think, and I don't want to make it about what I think.
    I am sorry but I think your perception is a little off If you find this is "typical" of black churches.
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    Re: Is Obama secretly a racist?

    Secret? No, just a racist.
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    Re: Is Obama secretly a racist?

    I voted "Yes" but after reading the posts here really agree with what most of you have said. He is not a "secret racist". It is quite apparent to anyone paying attention that he is a overt blatent racist.
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    Re: Is Obama secretly a racist?

    "Secretly?!"

    If John McCain had mentored for 20 years under an ultra-nationalist KKK preacher, no one would be using the word, "secretly."
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    Re: Is Obama secretly a racist?

    He seems like no kind of racist to me.He was actually right about the gates thing and any prosecutor asked for a warrent in the same situation would of said the same thing.
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    Re: Is Obama secretly a racist?

    Some could not be any more transparent in their projection of their own racial fears. Seriously, there is a mirror, use it.

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    Re: Is Obama secretly a racist?

    Sorry I did not vote as I am too busy counting Czars, and figuring out how badly this band of thieves is going to screw up our country

    Maybe Rev Wright was right on one thing as it seems a whole lot of chickens are roosting up in DC, but thats been going on for a while now.
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    Re: Is Obama secretly a racist?

    It seems to be all prominent blacks think about these days. Racism is a business that makes money, so it must be kept alive. Just ask Jackson and Sharpton.
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    Re: Is Obama secretly a racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by LennyD View Post
    Sorry I did not vote as I am too busy counting Czars, and figuring out how badly this band of thieves is going to screw up our country

    Maybe Rev Wright was right on one thing as it seems a whole lot of chickens are roosting up in DC, but thats been going on for a while now.
    Talking points? How about the last band of thieves who made a disaster of things? As for you counting Czars did you lose count under Dubya? He had many more Czars and most of the Czars under Obama have dual roles and have been confirmed by the senate.

    The chickens did come home to roost. The CIA has a term for it, its called blowback and a lot of it we experienced during the last administration in follow up to Reagan's foreign policies.

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