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

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  • Yes, it's clearly racist.

    8 18.60%
  • No, it's a valid satire piece.

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    Is this song racist?

    I've seen several folks use the song "Barack the Magic Negro" as evidence of racism on the right. So I figured it might be worth a poll all on its own. I only ask that before you post you actually click the link and listen to the lyrics of the song. If you think its racist, please quote the specific lyrics you find offensive. If you don't think its racist, then please explain what you think the intent of the song is.

    I know the song was played on Limbaugh's show, but I don't want to get into a discussion on Limbaugh himself. I find Rush to be pompous, self important, adn grating so I have little to no interest in discussing him.

    My thoughts on the song are on record elsewhere, but I'll post them here as well after I get a few responses.

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H5JFeaJ5A4g&feature=related"]YouTube - Barack The Magic Negro - The Authentic Version[/ame]
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    Re: Is this song racist?

    No, I don't see anything racist about it. It's not even really making fun of Obama...it's mostly making fun of Al Sharpton. And its criticism of Sharpton isn't based on his race...it's based on his silly racial grievances and his cartoon-like personality.
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    Re: Is this song racist?

    it is racial of course, but not hateful or intolerant of a race.

    even if you would go so far as to say it is critical of whites for having a magic negro fantasy, that doesn't necessarily constitute racism either.

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    Re: Is this song racist?

    Not racist at all.


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    Re: Is this song racist?

    Nope, not racist.

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    rolleyes Re: Is this song racist?

    who poses this kind of question

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    Re: Is this song racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by 75Greeno View Post
    who poses this kind of question
    A person who wants to know whether or not you think the song is racist. I thought that was obvious...

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    Re: Is this song racist?

    yes it is obveous but so is the awnser to the question just look at the title

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    Re: Is this song racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by 75Greeno View Post
    yes it is obveous but so is the awnser to the question just look at the title
    How about you actually LISTEN to the song before you decide whether or not it's racist.

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    Re: Is this song racist?

    to long on slow internet

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