Take a look at this video and make your judgments to choose if Obama is racist against Caucasions or not...
What do you think?
double- why do you think this is irrelevant? You don't think that he could be favoriting by ethnic background?
To the rest of you: I am not racist one bit but I think just blaming the WHOLE Caucasion race for your problems is IRRELEVANT because the morality of one individual is completely different than the morality of another. If he has problems with Caucasions as a whole then he shouldn't be running a country that has whites as the majority. I don't know about you but I don't want to be left out in any of his petty decisions just because of my ethnic background. I have done completely nothing racist in my life, I actually would also rather converse with a different race than whites because most around my area are completely ignorant, racist, shallow, etc. But I, as an individual do not want to be downgraded by the leader of my country, for that would be an personal disadvantage and would be just like the preventive detention scheme.
i think its irrelevant because, well, for one, do you think any other president had any prejudices to speak of on a personal level? so far i can say i really don't care for obama and i don't appreciate some of the things he has done, not one bit. but whether he is racist is really beside the point, actually, how do you think it IS relevant, other than causing a stir among the small-minded? i mean, aren't there much more important issues to worry about right now, this is just really petty.
i do not think he is favoRING any ethnic background, in fact, a bigger concern to me is that he doesn't seem to love the average american as a president should. but how long has it been since we've seen a president truly, or at least believably, care for the american people?! just my opinion...well anyways...
this racism thing is the stupidest issue on the hot topics list today. especially concerning obama. racist or not, WHO CARES?
The video proves nothing. The people who are constantly bringing up racism and who accuse Barack Obama of racism are the racists.
Wow, how do you take his own words and dismiss them? Then apparently with a straight face accuse those who see the racism as racist, liberals are amazing, deny the truth in favor of their twisted reasoning.
Hysterical, irrational and illogical.
repstrydiefly someone could quote you from the above as saying ". . . Obama is racist . . . ". Would that be fair? Or would it be entirely out of context and a misrepresentation of what you actually said and tried to convey?
edit: Univited Writer took the words out of my mouth
Is Obama a racist? I think that he has a lot of hurt feelings from his family's history, that he isn't able to be completely objective.
I think it a very cleverly constructed video and attempts to switch around the prejudice which most of the country will not face. Are there white people in charge who practice their prejudice underhandedly? Absolutely! Are there reasons to suspect that some Black leaders are willing to paint with a broad brush the prejudice they feel from white America?
So because it has been legally determined that all men are created equal it doesn't still exist? And what of the people who expose it today, are we to paint them as racist because they expose their truth?
It is so peculiar that the press and most of America refer to Obama as a black man but why don't we refer to him as a mulatto as he is the son of a white woman as well? Is that distinction too racist sounding and the "black" description more acceptable?
America thinks that by changing laws we can change acceptance. The wounds are still very deep and while there is a prejudice against blacks for some there are many other issues that compound it.
If you are just finding this out then you are way behind, Obama is racist, and it has been pointed out many times.
Context is always something that should be taken into consideration. Taking bits and pieces of what a person has said proves nothing.
Ok, I have another question now: Why is the media and government claiming individuals who do not agree with the president's views racist? Wouldn't that be just like discrimination of a different political view? Sounds to me that it is similar to being racist...
Pulling the racist card is the new fad. If you disagree with Obama you are racist. If you are black and disagree with Obama you are a traitor to your own kind. If you mention Obama's white heritage, you are a racist. If you do not like being called a racist, you are a racist. If you are white and ask a black man a question, you are a racist.
If you are black and 'god damn America' then you are okay. If you are black and love America, you are a traitor. If you are white and love America, you are a racist. If you are American, you are a racist.
If you mention someones African American heritage you are racist. If you say, well... Obama, in actuality (covering my face from people coming to hit me over the head) slavery stemmed from people with black skin.
Oh. Unless of course, all people did not originate from a black woman in Africa... wait a minute!!!!
Blah, blah, blah, everyone is racist today. It's ridiculous.
Simply amazing, do you people deny reality with everything?
Robert Byrd is no longer a racist, he quit the Klan, so now Democrats love him! Liberal logic, see how it works?
He was not doing that. He was talking about his feelings when he was a child. He didn't say...I hate white people...read the book.
What has he done as president that has favored one race over the other?
I have read the passages refereed to in the video, just because they take a snippet of the quote does not change what he said, it is not taken out of context.
I saw it too.
Why do these people tell deliberate lies about their President?
Why do people deny obvious facts about their president?
Its not his President, thats why his opinion means nothing.
How narrow is that! I have followed American politics, hold a green card, have family there, and your Presidency affects our lives daily.
I never claimed him as being racist or not. I was just saying that I would not approve of a President who has negative feelings about a certain race just because of his childhood. And the other thing is these negative feelings COULD LEAD him to doing something irrational against innocent individuals of a certain race. There, did I explain it to where you could understand?
So he is a mixed black/white/mulsim man with radical Christian ideas similar to the KKK but the other way around, who hates his 'white' heritage like Malcom hated his white heritage...
Sounds so familiar... Hitler was a jew who hated his jewish heritage with radical 'white' christian views...
He things 'white folks' are ignorant and somehow just inherit anger and all the anger in him and Malcom come from their 'white' heritage...
He believes the majority (the black man) was oppressed by the minority the white folk, therefore the minority white folks are the aggressors and the anger stems from them. Or maybe he meant that white anger came about because they were the minority to the black folk therefore anger stemmed from white suppression...
He believes in nationalism...1 : loyalty and devotion to a nation; especially : a sense of national consciousness exalting one nation above all others and placing primary emphasis on promotion of its culture and interests as opposed to those of other nations or supranational groups.
Hmm.... well if he isn't too savvy on American culture, I wonder what nation he loves the most. Not America. Too many white folk here suppressing the black man.
I thought racism was a thing of the past but apparently it isn't so no matter what anyone says, if you go against Obama you must be a racist.
If you support America, you must be a racist. If you are black and support America you must be against your heritage...
He has no idea how his 'white' ignorance has played a hand in the sudden rise of racial discrimination and finger pointing once again.
But whatever, doesn't matter. He is still a socialist. His disdain for the 'white' folk doesn't mean anything.
Maybe he should get to know God a little more. Someone should tell him that God doesn't favor colors or hate other colors and God doesn't oppress people but God sets them free...
Wait, maybe that is just a white mans interpretation. Obama says what he says and knows what he says and he does it on purpose to create strife between people... those who are for his 'radical' ideas and those 'opposed' to his radical ideas.
Me, I am not racist, hadn't seen people by the color of their skin until racism was introduced to me in history class.
What does this mean? "So he is a mixed black/white/mulsim man with radical Christian ideas" That's very confusing
Don't know. He doesn't make a lick of sense. Like the Monty Python movie Life of Brian; where Brian starts talking about a 'great confusion' etc... or in the Bible where it talks about exchanged what is good for bad and what is bad for good.
He definitely has an agenda and it is not for America, not for the Christians, not for the 'white folk' not for the UK...
What does it all mean? It's a good question.
I always liked Obama and still do, BUT
I read the book in question and I was very surprised to see how Obama will not identify in the very least with his 50% white heritage; not once did he mention a white close friend or white love interest.
Do I consider him racist? No!
Do I like the fact that he is ignoring 50% of who he is? No!
He doesn't seem to be "ignoring 50% of who he is." Perhaps he did when he was growing up, but it strikes me ridiculous to conclude from something he wrote about his feelings when he was growing up that he still has those same feelings. Do you suppose that his feelings as a child and teen might have been because he was treated as a black by the whites around him and perhaps with suspicion by some of the blacks? (I haven't read his first book. I thought his second one was excellent.
do you suppose he still harbors that resentment towards whites today for some reason i bet you dont
I will say it again; I do like Obama, voted for him and still give him a lot of credit for what he is trying to do under extreme circumstances created by the disastrous Bush era.
That being said; Obama's book to his father is not about a boy growing up confused and being mistreated by whites; in the contrary his maternal grandparents are the only ones who DO NOT make any racial comments.
Time and again (not as a child, but as an young adult and college student) he makes his choices clear and his voice laud - he sees himself as a black man, identifies with the black culture and that is all.
Is that enough to consider him a racist? NO!
I am white, I identify with the white race and its culture, but I do not hate other people or judge them by their skin color, so I AM NOT A RACIST AND NEITHER IS OBAMA
How he felt as a child does not bother me. We can all grow and evolve. What does bother me a little is the remark he made in the interview about "typical white women." I don't like being pigeonholed, and I think it's a stretch to say that these "typical white women" are afraid of people (black males) they might pass on the street. I'm not afraid of them. Does that mean I'm atypical of a white female??
That's true. If your executor a racist is probably the least of your worries at the time of being executed
I can't think of any legislation that Obama has been a part of since president that favors any particular race. He buries all Americans in debt equally.
This is so true. If the debt is great for the white people in charge how much greater can it be for the black populace that must serve it?
Thank you all for you answers!! This was a question I asked to learn the personal preferences of the hubbers. You all seem to have given very moral answers, and I appreciate it.
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