Who’s Racist?

I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.

-The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

If we had realized his dream, we wouldn’t even be talking about the color of people’s skin. And we WOULD be talking about the content of their character.

Obama’s victory, on the one hand, shows how much progress the Black Liberation struggle and its legacy has made in eroding white supremacy. That so many backward white people overcame their own racism to vote for Obama is a sign that the economic crisis is providing the material basis for multinational unity.

Who’s racist?

I’d say it’s the people who wrote that.

And who would that be? The Party for Socialism and Liberation.

But those people have absolutely no connection to Obama, right?

Not exactly.

For reasons we don’t know yet, that party’s phone number is listed along with Obama’s home address!

A different, but related “Who’s racist?” discussion point is this…

I learned recently that a friend of mine who usually votes conservative Republican had actually voted for Obama in this election. I asked him, “Why?” and he answered, “It’s history, man!”

He voted for Obama because Obama would be “the first black President”.

He voted for Obama because of the color of his skin.

This friend of mine happens to have dark skin. I believe that all human beings on this planet are all part of one race – the human race – but most people would describe my friend as “black” or “African American” (even though he’s not an African immigrant and has never even been to Africa).

So consider this…my friend who normally votes conservative Republican voted for Obama not because Obama’s political views have anything in common with his own, not because of the content of Obama’s character, but because the color of Obama’s skin is dark like his own.

Voting for, or against, a candidate solely because of the color of their skin is RACIST.

My friend lives in North Carolina. I believe that Obama carried North Carolina because of, not in spite of, racist voters who voted for the color of Obama’s skin, not the content of his character.

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21 Responses to Who’s Racist?

  1. tarmac says:

    About the PSL number:

    http://elections.utah.gov/2008candidates.htm

    Utah’s Lt. Gov posted the FEC’s list of candidates for federal elections. The PSL candidate (with the PSL number) appears directly above Obama/Biden’s entry in the list.

    Google’s search algorithm (which is the only thing that ties that number to Obama’s address) looks for nearby phone numbers, it doesn’t always rely on official listings with phone companies.

    If you do a search for Obama’s address AND that number, the only result you get (aside from this blog) is the Utah Lt. Gov. page.

    If you do a search for the PSL address AND that number, you get many many hits. Which makes sense, cause it’s a San Fran address.

    I know I can seem like an asshole, but it’s like this: there are so many people (not you in this instance) willing to spend so much time and energy building up a false case against someone based on what turns out to be incorrect speculation, who then ignore the two minutes of work it takes to show the flaws in their theories. That’s bad enough, but it’s worse when these same people swear up and down they’re only looking for the “truth” and calling themselves “citizen journalists”.

    There’s a reason journalists are held by the industry to surprisingly tight standards of objectivity and research. The media breaks these standards ALL THE TIME, I will give you that — but not often in ways as big as, for example, Dan Rather’s faulty reporting on Bush’s military career in 2004. Those are just the ones that (ironically) make the news.

    So then you have armies of people without any training in research or objectivity trying to even out the score, but all they end up doing is simply being more subjective in the other side of the spectrum. The answer to a liberal bias is not a competing conservative bias; it’s actual objectivity.

    It’s PERFECTLY fine for people to maintain their own blogs for whatever reasons they wish, but I just wish they’d call it what it is. It’s not objective, and it’s not some great truth-seeking mission; it’s a way simply to push opinions. It’s unethical to claim to be otherwise.

    Sorry to take all this out on you.

    Anyway, about the other race point — There were plenty of people who acted like your friend, but on both sides. You provided an example, but at the end of the day that’s not actual evidence of anything. I could just as easily say that I believe racism caused Obama to lose Missouri based on a video I saw of someone saying he’d never vote for a black guy.

    95% of blacks voted for Obama. On the other hand, Kerry got something like 88% of the black vote, and Gore got 89% or 90%. However, Obama got higher percentages in all racial categories. At best, the statistics show maybe 5% or less of black people voted based on race, which doesn’t account for the 15%-20% polled who said race was important to them in the election (and in those polls, the majority of affirmative responses consistently came from whites).

  2. nan says:

    “At best, the statistics show maybe 5% or less of black people voted based on race,……” If you believe that, I’ve got a bridge to sell…..

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  5. Something to note from today’s Rasmussen poll:

    Overall, 44% of voters say they at least somewhat approve of the President’s performance. That’s the lowest level yet measured for this president. Previously, his overall approval rating had fallen to 45% twice, once in early September and once in late November.

    Seventy-two percent (72%) of Democrats now offer their approval while 80% of Republicans disapprove. Among voters not affiliated with either major party, just 36% approve.

    Seventy-seven percent (77%) of liberals approve while 76% of conservatives disapprove. The bad news for the President is that there are a lot more conservatives in the country than liberals. However, he gets a bit of a boost because 57% of moderate voters still offer their approval.

    The President earns approval from 37% of White voters and 98% of African-American voters.

    OK, so…

    Overall, 44% of voters say they at least somewhat approve of the President’s performance.

    And…

    Seventy-two percent (72%) of Democrats now offer their approval

    And…

    Seventy-seven percent (77%) of liberals approve

    And…

    The President earns approval from 37% of White voters and 98% of African-American voters.

    So tell me, who is racist???

    Don’t tell me that 98% of “African-American” voters approve of President Obama because they are Democrats or because they are Liberals. Democrats and Liberals only approve of Obama at the rate of 72% and 77%, respectively.

    What accounts for that 98% approval from “African-American” voters? If it’s not attributable to just political party and/or political ideology, what’s left?

    It’s pretty obvious that that 98% approval is due to “African-American” voters judging Obama by the color of his skin.

    So, I ask again, WHO’S RACIST???

    I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.

    -Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

    I don’t care about the color of Obama’s skin. I have always disapproved of Obama because of the content of his character.

    I agree with Alan Keyes who said that Obama’s support of leaving born alive infants to die shows that Obama’s conscience is seared.

    (On repeated occasions, Obama opposed the Born Alive Infant Protection Act in Illinois).

  6. justavoter says:

    I am sick and tired of hearing about racism. Racism is a poor excuse for greed. I am a female white woman. History will show that women (black or white) have been beaten, raped, cheated, lied to, taken advantage of because of their gender. Whoever still claims America is racist needs to get a life and stop whining because they live in America. If you are a true American you are free to leave this country and live anywhere in the world you think would treat you better. Don’t let the door hit you on the way out.

  7. M Rob says:

    Anyone who voted for Obama isn’t necessarily racist – just stupid.

  8. M Rob,

    I didn’t say that anyone who voted for Obama is necessarily racist.

    You missed the point.

    My point is that my friend, a conservative Republican, voted for Obama because of his skin color / race, not because of the content of his character or his stand on the issues.

    My friend voted for Obama for racist reasons. Racists come in all skin colors.

    But no, not everyone who voted for Obama is a racist. There are plenty of “progressives” who voted for him precisely because of the content of his character and his stand on the issues.

  9. Flangegpp says:

    I wouldn’t vote for any liberal regardless of sex, race or religion. I refuse to vote for anyone who seeks power over my life. That being said, I’m from detroit, so yeah I am racist, so what?
    It was democrats who owned slaves, made educating blacks illegal, fought against reconstruction, imposed polled taxes, created the Klu Klux Klan, imposed Jim Crow laws, unleashed the likes of bull connor, voted overwhelmingly AGAINST the civil rights acts, think blacks can only acheive thru handouts (affimative action), and still refuse to educate them (every inner city school is run solely by liberal teachers unions, and is effectively doing like the slave owners; keeping blacks uneducated). But I’m racist because I think blacks can acheive on their own like everyone else, if only the democrats would get out of the way.

  10. Trust us, we’ve had long discussions with some of these reporters — many of whom just can’t fathom how anyone out there can NOT support what the current “president” is doing to this country, or just how far Democrats have fallen in the eyes of former party loyalists.

    That’s actually why the RAAACISM! garbage is thrown around so much in the Media, and why everyone in the Tea Party Movement who is revolting against this spendthrift, reckless government is so casually called a RAAACIST! — it’s because the Media has no other way to understand how someone can oppose what’s happening under the “historic and unprecedented first black president” these people have been waiting for their entire adult lives, so therefore this unexplainable (to them) behavior must be rooted in RAAACISM! That’s the only explanation their ivy-league-degreed minds can come up with.

  11. Rock star wants his vote for Obama back

    Gene Simmons basically admits that he voted for Obama for racist reasons…

    He voted for the color of the man’s skin,
    not the content of the man’s character.

    Which is why I said, even before the election, that Obama is not the fulfillment of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream, but rather Obama is the antithesis of MLKJr.’s dream.

  12. did you feel a sense of pride when President Obama was elected?

    I don’t look to a man to get pride in myself.
    It’s not about having a black president, it’s about having a good president, and I think that’s the most important thing. This country needs a good leader, and I don’t care if he’s purple or green…

    Questions for Allen West
    Life of the Party

    New York Times Interview by DEBORAH SOLOMON
    Published: December 30, 2010

  13. he answered, “It’s history, man!

    Sigh.

    That desire to “make history” put a faith in Islam-confessing, revolutionary Marxist-befriending radical in control of our entire military and country.

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  15. I ask again, “Who’s racist?”

    The following are the words of a racist… listen to this Anti-Obama, racist, hate speech!

  16. The racist Malik Zulu Shabazz is wrong, and he needs to apologize.

  17. Bill Whittle does an excellent job with delivering the truth:

    FIREWALL: Voters’ Guide to Republicans

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