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  •  what makes someone a racist? (4+ / 0-)
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    wystler, peraspera, Shhs, tbounnak

    Of course, I don't think she runs around saying she hates black people. But racism can also be exhibited through ignorance. These comments are beyond stupid; they make distinctions based on race which are not only false but offensive to all people.  She might not be aware of her idiocy, but that does not make it not idiocy.

    "John McCain's platform, and it certainly looks inviting for the Fall: he has promised less jobs and more wars" - Former Republican Congressman Joe Scarborough

    by marcusdean on Tue Mar 11, 2008 at 10:24:30 PM PDT

    •  Why does Obama act differently when he is (0+ / 0-)

      in front of mostly black or mostly white groups?

      Is he noticing something different about race?  

      Being raised by a white mother and his grandparents in Hawaii, Obama had to learn about Black American culture. When he was a teenager, he attended some parties with Black American servicemen stationed in Hawaii. Obama's minister and church in Chicago must be a link to the American Southern Black experience. His sister identifies as white-Asian (her father was Indonesian), but Obama identified as black, not both.

      It will be good when there is no racial identity among Americans, everyone is American. Sexism will still be okay, no doubt.

      •  Because a good speaker tailors his delivery (0+ / 0-)
        to best get his message across to his audience. And that message hasn't changed, no matter who he's addressing. Demonstrating to people that you speak their language isn't the same as pretending to be someone you aren't.
      •  I'm calling B.S... (0+ / 0-)

        I keep seeing this comment that somehow Obama "acts differently" around blacks. WTF?!?  Got some examples with links?  I didn't think so.

        And what the f%^ck does THAT have to do with a racist old hag who claims Obama's success is because he's black, and that she's being persecuted because she's white.

        ...unless you're a racist old hag, too...

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