View Poll Results: Is the song "Barack the Magic Negro" racist?

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    Re: Is this song racist?

    No vote
    It may be racist, or it may not be; output from "low-life" is not funny, generally.
    We do not need this kind of crap in our nation.
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    Re: Is this song racist?

    Is everyone aware of where the term "the magic negro" in reference to Obama originated?

    Hint: not Limbaugh or any other conservative commentator.

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    Re: Is this song racist?

    Not remotely racist, it's making fun of Sharpton, who is a perfectly valid target because he's a race-baiting asshat.
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    Re: Is this song racist?

    Racial, not in any way racist imho

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    Re: Is this song racist?

    Of course it is racist
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    Re: Is this song racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kali View Post
    Of course it is racist
    Explain why.

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    Re: Is this song racist?

    The song is a racist song. Racism makes a big deal of race, it makes race the central issue. The concept of a "magic negro" ... is essentially a racist concept. discrimination based upon race is racism. when various media entities asked if Obama was "black enough," it was racism. David Ehrenstein’s article in the LA Times was racist. when Sharpton got all excited about the "good" in finally having a president that is black, it was racism. and when a comedian does an impersonation of Sharpton saying such things (using intentionally exaggerated stereotypically black delivery), it's not just a mere parody, it's also racist. it utilizes racist concepts to make a point that is racist.

    cut and dried, racist song. no question.
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    Re: Is this song racist?

    No way is this racist. The only racist element is the racist Al Sharpton who is being ridiculed for his beliefs. Speaking about race does NOT make one a racist. Noticing that someone is of a paticular race is NOT being a racist. Imitating an INDIVIDUALS personal verbal intonations is NOT being a racist.

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    Re: Is this song racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by Psychoclown View Post
    Funny how all the people who were crying how racist this song is haven't posted here.
    i thought rush's INTENT when he played that song was racist, as his audience clearly doesn't quite understand satire, or most of them anyway. he stirred the pot, so to speak, with racist intentions, imo.

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    Re: Is this song racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    i thought rush's INTENT when he played that song was racist, as his audience clearly doesn't quite understand satire, or most of them anyway. he stirred the pot, so to speak, with racist intentions, imo.
    Really? That's what you thought his INTENT was? Based on.....actually listening, or reading something on Media Matters?

    The first time he brought it up on his show, the word itself I mean, it was clearly him speaking in reference to the story that was written and Al Sharptons comments regarding Obama, while looking at the notion of Obama as a "Magic Negro", per the literary cliche, for some on the left.

    When the song first debuted it was again clearly referencing that entire segment that Rush talked about it and clearly put in the guise of Sharpton parody, from the lyrics to the way it was sung.

    You sit here and insult an entire LARGE population of Americans with broad strokes with seemingly no reliable reason behind it except for you have contempt for Rush Limbaugh and anyone that dares listen to Rush Limbaugh so they must all be racist bigots who either immedietely thought "hur hur they're calling the president a nigger" or whose goal was "haha, secretly I'm calling him a nigger and that's what my listerners will think". The only way one could listen to the full situation that brought the show to bear and assume that it was meant to be a racist attack on Obama (or anyone else) would be if they're coming into it with an already biased and decided slant and preconcieved notion towards Limbaugh.

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