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

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    Re: Is this song racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by niftydrifty View Post
    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 Ehrensteinís 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.
    So by discussing race, this thread is racist?
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    Re: Is this song racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    what's hot talk?
    Basically life-style talk. Stern, Opie and Anthony, that kind of genre. Though I'm not really a Stern fan, and O&A got taken off my station. Only national one I listened to was the Don and Mike Show / Mike O'mera Show though I prefered The Junkies and Big O & Dukes.

    i listen to music and sports, almost exclusively, and i read.
    Wow, you have my respect. I'd be afraid to wreck if I read in the car or get fired if I read at work.

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    Re: Is this song racist?

    The title suggests that it is in extremely poor taste.
    Not really racist, but very disrespectful, about what I would expect from todays conservative Republicans.

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    Re: Is this song racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    i did not listen, i rarely listen. but of course i think that was his intent, what else? rush is a known racist and entertainer who craves conflict in the name of ratings, and he does his job well.

    are you a rush listener? i do have contempt for rush, i'm not denying that. and yes, i think many of his listeners are stupid. i have heard the callers, for god's sake.
    Limbaugh epitomizes what is wrong in our nation, and I do not think the Liberals are that much better.
    We need more intelligent discussion and less so-called entertainment.
    Many years ago I listened to Rush, he was interesting at the time.
    Now ?
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    Re: Is this song racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by earthworm View Post
    The title suggests that it is in extremely poor taste.
    Not really racist, but very disrespectful, about what I would expect from todays conservative Republicans.
    Really? Do you expect ignorant overassumptions by "todays liberal 'independents'" because that seems to be what you're doing, and it appears you're enjoying over exaggerations.

    Seeing how the only change to the title done by a "conservative republican" was to change "Obama" to "Barack". Otherwise the title, "Obama the Magic negro" was done by David Ehrenstein, who by all accounts I have been able to find is a Democrat (and black).

    So how exactly are you going to make an over arching insulting comment towards all Republicans based on completely misinformed information that somehow the title was "created" by one of them....unless its the change from Obama to Barack that offends you?

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    Re: Is this song racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by Psychoclown View Post
    So by discussing race, this thread is racist?
    You're confused, the topic isn't this thread. Discussion of race doesn't automatically make anything or anyone racist, and I never said it did. Making conclusions solely on race, using race or racial characteristics to deride others ... these things are racist.
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    Re: Is this song racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by niftydrifty View Post
    You're confused, the topic isn't this thread. Discussion of race doesn't automatically make anything or anyone racist, and I never said it did. Making conclusions solely on race, using race or racial characteristics to deride others ... these things are racist.
    That's all well and good but the song made fun of Al Sharpton and his characteristics. Unless Al Sharpton is the black everyman, I don't see how you come to the conclusion that the song is racist for making fun of a single man.

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    Re: Is this song racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by earthworm View Post
    The title suggests that it is in extremely poor taste.
    Not really racist, but very disrespectful, about what I would expect from todays conservative Republicans.
    The phrase was coined by a black columnist from Los Angeles, who accused Obama of not really being black. Does that change your opinion?

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    Re: Is this song racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by jallman View Post
    Unless Al Sharpton is the black everyman
    No, but Jesse Jackson is the emperor of black epople.

    He should make Rush Limbaugh apologize....

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    Re: Is this song racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    The phrase was coined by a black columnist from Los Angeles, who accused Obama of not really being black. Does that change your opinion?
    The phrase wasn't even coined by him. You can find it in literature text books going all the way back to the turn of the century. Hell, it is even used in reference to black figures all throughout world literature, not just here in America.

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