Obama talks race, pop culture on ‘The View’
NEW YORK (AP) – President Barack Obama said Thursday that the racial firestorm that led to the ouster of a black Agriculture Department official was a “phony controversy” generated by the media. He said his administration overreacted by forcing her out.
In an interview on ABC’s daytime talk show “The View,” Obama said the forced resignation of Shirley Sherrod shows racial tensions still exist in America.
“There are still inequalities out there. There’s still discrimination out there,” Obama said. “But we’ve made progress.”
Sherrod was forced to resign after a conservative website posted an edited video of her speaking about race. Sherrod said the video took her remarks out of context. When her full remarks were discovered, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack apologized and offered Sherrod a new job at the department.
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Obama talks race, pop culture on ‘The View’
Racism and discrimination are still out there?
Well I’ll be damned, finally, after all this time, a statement by Barack Hussein Obama that I can totally agree with. I mean 100%, he hit that one right one the head AGREE with!
But wait a minute;
Obama pinned much of the blame for the incident on a media culture that he said seeks out conflict and doesn’t always get the facts right. But he added, “A lot of people overreacted, including people in my administration.”
All of this Shirley Sherrod stuff was a media fabrication? Is that what the President is basically saying? Is he going for that old axiom of *Tell a lie often enough and it becomes truth* thing? Is he saying that RACISM only exists in us WHITE folks?
Maybe the POTUS hasn’t seen or heard this;
I’m sure it’s an unintentional oversight by the POTUS and his handlers, we all know that Obama is a bastion of racial equality. Right?
I ceased to advertise my mother’s race at the age of twelve or thirteen, when I began to suspect that by doing so I was ingratiating myself to whites….I found a solace in nursing a pervasive sense of grievance and animosity against my mother’s race.
That hate hadn’t gone away; it formed a counter narrative buried deep within each person and at the center of which stood white people- some cruel, some ignorant.
That’s just how white folks will do you. It wasn’t merely the cruelty involved; I was learning that black people could be mean and then some. It was a particular brand of arrogance, an obtuseness in otherwise sane people that brought forth our bitter laughter. It was as if whites didn’t know they were being cruel in the first place. Or at least thought you deserving of their scorn. White folks.
The submission to Western Civilization and its most outstanding offspring, American civilization, is, in reality, surrender to white supremacy.
Michelle Shares Obama’s Racism
Further integration and/or assimilation into a white culture and social structure that will only allow me to remain on the periphery of society; never becoming a full participant.
However, with the increasing integration of Blacks into the mainstream society, many ‘integrated Blacks’ have lost touch with the Black culture in their attempts to become adjusted and comfortable in their new culture–the White culture. Some of these Blacks are no longer able to enjoy the qualities which make Black culture so unique or are unable to share their culture openly with other Blacks because they have become so far removed from these experiences and, in some instances, ashamed of them because of their integration. SOURCE
So, let me see if I have this straight; the Obama’s are all about RACIAL EQUALITY, at least that seems to be what they are saying NOW.
Barack Hussein Obama says that racism STILL exists in America. Ms. Obama speaks to the old guard NAACP and coincidentally (?), the TEA Party is labeled RACIST by the NAACP.
The Obama family attended Jeremiah Wright’s church for 20 years and only disavowed his after HIS racist rants were exposed and made public?
They sat through 20 years of his “GOD DAMN AMERICA” and are trying to tell the American people that there’s still a bit of racism alive in America?
Am I the only one that sees the utter hypocrisy of the words spoken by both of the Obama’s?
Sure, there is still racism in America, it’s alive and well in many Americans, White, Black, ALL races and colors, and it’s not going away any time soon, not until ALL of America becomes 100% color blind. And judging by some past statements from Obama and Company, some Black folks aren’t giving up on their racism, no matter what their current pandering says.
Many so-called Conservative and grass roots groups are afraid to address these issues for fear of being called RACIST themselves. I’m not, and I will continue to address these issues, and will do something that politicians, for the most part, are afraid to do.
I will call a spade a spade.