aimed at black people, why doesn't he voice criticism for racial slurs directed at non-blacks? While I found Sterling's comments ugly, ugly, ugly, at the very least he thought he made them in a purely private conversation. By contrast, other equally ugly (and often publicly made) slurs go ignored, e.g.: the anti-Semitic remarks spouted off regularly by Louis Farrakhan. If President Obama truly cares about ending racism, why doesn't he denounce incidents of racism when it is directed against whites, Jews and other non-black Americans?
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Sharpton and Jackson are 2 of the biggest racists in the world. I think they have incited more riots and uneasy situations than they have prevented. They are definately NOT a Martin Luther King, Jr. Just my opinion, Greg.
My father was a NYC court officer and had to strip search Sharpton twice. That was back when he was brokering cocaine deals and trying to sneak weapons into the court house. Now he is a former Presidential candidate who chastises Don Imus for a joke
Landmark Wealth, I think you've hit the nail on the head.
Thanks. Boxer Floyd Mayweather now says he wants to buy the Clippers. If he tries, lets see if the NBA is as harsh about his anti Asian racist rant about his chief rival Manny Pacquiao 2 years ago that he put all over the web. I'd be shocked.
O'Reilly, Limbaugh, Hannity, Allen West, Ingraham, Coulter, Bolling, Beck, Don Imus, J.L. Peterson, Bryan Fischer...that's just the obvious ones. To not see the free pass given their racism is just another case of seeing only what you want to see.
He was askef at a press conference in Malaysia. How come no one cslled out Beck when he said Obama had a deep- seated hatred of white people? Even tho hes half white. THAT is racism!
Have you read his biographies. His self loathing is palpable. He does not identify with his white heritage and neither do any of his faithful followers. Isn't calling him half white racist? Does he identify himself as half white?
lovemychris, I didn't know Beck had ever been a U.S. President.
Interesting and well said.
But Obama was content to sit in his congregation for 2 decades listening to hate speech. People usually flee situations they find to be morally reprehensible, but not so Barack Obama.
I agree with your take JS, the President responds to things that are the big issues of the day or what is being asked of him and he cannot control what is put forth in the media as far as what he spoke about. Many do see things as they want.
junkseller, thanks for the reminders. Maybe my question should have been: why doesn't he AS EAGERLY and QUICKLY come forth to condemn racist remarks aimed at non-blacks? He waited his sweet time on voicing anything on Wright and Farrakhan.
Bethperry, it seems to me that in all of these cases (except perhaps Trayvon Martin) he responded only when they were posed as issues to him by the media. And what he has said about race I think has been very good and very appropriate.
junkseller, I agree with you about the timing; it is generally when he's back up against a wall.
Well, in his defense, to some people, he can do nothing right, and the mere opening of his mouth generates immediate 'controversy' which distracts from the matter at hand. I think I'd be stingy if I were him too, especially on such touchy subjects.
junkseller, there is probably truth in that. But to be frank about those who have tried to be fair-minded toward him, we get socially stoned when we criticize his actions and likewise stoned when we support his actions.
I'm sympathetic to your plight. I don't think you are alone though, seems like throwing stones is all were good at these days. My hope is that people of fair-minds win the day, but most of the time I have very little hope of that.
Very good point, retief2000! Wright has a vile mouth on him.
Exactly how is that anti- semitic? Its a fact that AIPAC runs Americs, and no one gets to power without them. That is not anti-Semitism, that is truth. Sterling said blacks and Hispanics are dirty and smell. You dont see the difference?
lovemychris, I won't try to validate anyone's conspiracy theory about AIPAC. But imagine if it was a Jewish President saying, "them blacks aren't going to let me talk to Barrack." It would be just as awful and you know it.
Jeremiah Wright is not the president of the U.S. As far as I know Obama never slammed any group of people based upon their race.
Aw, c'mon Deeds, don't try the race bait game with me. You picked the wrong woman married to a man darker than the President to try that crap on.