"I Had My Suspicions When White Men Fawn Over a Black Man "?

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    Ed Fisherposted 15 months ago

    Michelle Obama stated  while gloating over meeting her husband ,   you all tell me that if a "white privileged" person said this in reverse , THEY would be called out for racism ?

    Ready ...1 ....2....3... No racism there ?

    1. lovetherain profile image68
      lovetherainposted 15 months agoin reply to this

      Huh? I don't understand what you are trying to ask.

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    Ed Fisherposted 15 months ago

    I  wasn't asking anything , I am pointing out a racist remark from Michelle Obama , yet had  if been said in reverse by a white person wouldn't it be called racism ?

    1. lovetherain profile image68
      lovetherainposted 15 months agoin reply to this

      Anything said by a white person is racism. Don't you know that?

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        Ed Fisherposted 15 months agoin reply to this

        Yes , forgive me for not seeing that .

  3. Aime F profile image81
    Aime Fposted 15 months ago

    ...what context is this even in?

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      Ed Fisherposted 15 months agoin reply to this

      Talking about her meeting and the beginning of dating her husband in CNN interview .

      1. Aime F profile image81
        Aime Fposted 15 months agoin reply to this

        Really scraping at the bottom of the barrel with this one, eh?

        1. lovetherain profile image68
          lovetherainposted 15 months agoin reply to this

          How so? He has a legitimate point.

          1. Aime F profile image81
            Aime Fposted 15 months agoin reply to this

            Here’s the rest of the quote:

            “"I have my suspicions when a bunch of white folks fawn over a black man because I sorta think, 'Okay, he can talk straight so they think he's wonderful.' ”

            Which you have to also remember is in the context of the 80s.

            I’m not sure how reversing it would even make any sense to compare the reception of that comment in the first place.

            1. Randy Godwin profile image92
              Randy Godwinposted 15 months agoin reply to this

              Poor Ed, perhaps if he were black he could almost see the remark in context? Nah.....  tongue

          2. psycheskinner profile image84
            psycheskinnerposted 15 months agoin reply to this

            What is the point?

            "I have my suspicions when a bunch of white folks fawn over a black man,” Obama stated. “Because I sort of think, OK, he can talk straight so they think he is wonderful. So — so that was my theory, and then his name was Barack Obama. He was from Hawaii. I thought, what? You know, so I didn’t really know what to expect."

            She is saying she expected him to be the kind of black people privileged white people like -- the ones who act the same as white people and get congratulated for being "articulate"/

            What is racist about that?  That was her experience.

            1. lovetherain profile image68
              lovetherainposted 15 months agoin reply to this

              Boring. You got the point.

              1. Aime F profile image81
                Aime Fposted 15 months agoin reply to this

                The fact that you can’t even explain “the point” beyond saying that it exists is rather telling.

                1. lovetherain profile image68
                  lovetherainposted 15 months agoin reply to this

                  Psychskinner is just as much at fault as are you, PPanther and Randy Godless. Have fun with the world you will create.

                  1. Randy Godwin profile image92
                    Randy Godwinposted 15 months agoin reply to this

                    What world are trying to create, LTR? Your bio tells us nothing about you. Are you simply another nameless, faceless right winger who's afraid to be known, but want to get your two cents in anyway?

                  2. Aime F profile image81
                    Aime Fposted 15 months agoin reply to this

                    And again.

                    Please explain how you feel that comment would work in context with a white person saying it and how it would be racist. Clearly I am missing the point that you feel is so clear.

  4. PrettyPanther profile image82
    PrettyPantherposted 15 months ago

    Your default position is outrage, isn't it?

    1. Aime F profile image81
      Aime Fposted 15 months agoin reply to this

      Poor, poor marginalized white guy.

  5. PrettyPanther profile image82
    PrettyPantherposted 15 months ago

    I'm kinda surprised you didn't zero in on her saying she would never forgive Trump for his loud and extended promotion of the ridiculous birther nonsense. Or take her to task for noticing the homogeneity of Trump's inauguration crowd. Especially that one, since you and other Trumpeters frequently tell us you don't see color.

    1. wilderness profile image95
      wildernessposted 15 months agoin reply to this

      As you say, some of the country counted heads by color in the inauguration.  And some didn't.

      1. PrettyPanther profile image82
        PrettyPantherposted 15 months agoin reply to this

        No, some people happened to notice the whiteness and were disappointed by it; some didn't notice at all (I didn't notice, but I wasn't there); and some don't think that a sea of white faces in a presidential inauguration crowd is of any significance at all.

        And you, a white person, can't honestly tell me that if you were looking out at a crowd of mostly black faces that you wouldn't notice.

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          Ed Fisherposted 15 months agoin reply to this

          You must mean like when 90%  of blacks voted for Obama , that " sea of faces " signifying crowd mentality?

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    Ed Fisherposted 15 months ago

    It's always interesting when the people who cry "racist " at the drop of a hat even where it doesn't exist can't see racist remarks coming FROM black people .    And it's split right down the lines of ideology !Interesting  huh ?........That's how we know the only systemic racism is in the party OF the left.

    I understand Michelle's Obama's train of thought perfectly well .

 
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