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Re: How Can Democrats Win The White House?

thegrandskeem ·
Their is only one way the Democrats can win the White House----Clinton/Winfrey 2008 ticket...Winfrey says she is not political but everthing she does is political from her shows about child rape to human trafficing to being mad as hell or Katrina......Clinton has the exprerience and Winfrey has the connectivity to the people.....if they run on a 2008 ticket, suburban-holly rolly-confederate women will turn against their own....if this ticket could happen, the entire face of all governments...
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Re: If All Black People Were Perfect...

Nmaginate ·
DB, This is 1 1/2 years old thread. I *bumped* it up because I ran across it while searching for something else. Kahuna is a trip and it's plain to see that a lot of White folks play that "look at ya'll" game, almost pre-emptively, as a way to divert attention away from THEIR RESPONSIBILITY. You might be interested in other threads of mine: The BLACK MAN's BURDEN 2006 Church Of OBAMA: [Conservatives] Questioning Black Values .
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Re: Timely read

Noah The African ·
More perspective: We are calling on all African nations, peoples and their organisations including Ghanaians, President John Evans Fiifi Atta-Mills the Commander-in-Chief of The Ghana Armed Forces, The Ghana Armed Forces and all Campaigning groups; We are calling also on Progressive Nkrumaists within The National Democratic Congress (NDC), The Nation of Islam and The Honourable Minister Louis Farrakhan and any progressives in the New Patriotic Party; We are calling further on The African...
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Re: Timely read

Noah The African ·
More reason why Obama is going to GHANA: Ghana to produce 250,000 barrels of oil Ghana is expected to produce about 250,000 barrels of oil per day and 250 million cubic feet of Gas by 2015, according to Vice President, John Mahama. He further reveled; the opportunities which the Oil and Gas production present will enable government to invest in other sectors of the economy, to ensure optimum development. “Oil is a non-renewable resource, and is bound to deplete. We shall therefore continue...
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Re: Inspired by Obama, Black Russian Seeking Office

Kocolicious ·
Very.....interestin'. Russia had a history of being the red big wolf...everybody was soooooo scared of them. I remember the threat of nuclear war with them and America. U.S newpapers made "bank" of that fear...as they(America) slipped or tip toed over to Vietnam and started a war there...but! What happened in the interim? The big "bad" red wolf couldn't even feed their people....to the point that they started selling nuclear information to the middle east. So much for being a bully! Bullies...
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Re: Happiness is a Warm Gun

ricardomath ·
‘Death to Obama’ Sign Pops Up at Cardin Town Hall By Mike Lillis 8/12/09 3:18 PM There have been some pretty nasty banners waved around by the town hall crowds protesting the Democrats’ health overhaul plans in recent days, but none reaches the level of that held up today in Hagerstown, Md., where Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.) sought to sell the reform strategy for a second straight day. “Death to Obama,” one protester had written on “a small, handwritten cardboard sign,” according to The Hill. On...
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Re: Racist Post About Michelle Obama Sparks Outrage

sunnubian ·
Who would look more like "an ape in heels", this drag queen looking linebacker: Or, First Lady, Michelle Obama:
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Re: Racist Post About Michelle Obama Sparks Outrage

Kocolicious ·
The Latest: Mayor resigns for response to racist post © Adam Berry/Getty Images First Lady Michelle Obama arrives for a dinner at the Orangerie at Schloss Charlottenburg palace on June 19, 2013 in Berlin, Germany. CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The Latest on the fallout from a racist comment about first lady Michelle Obama that a local West Virginia official posted on Facebook (all times local): 4:30 p.m. The town recorder in Clay, West Virginia, says the mayor has resigned following her response to a...
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Re: WELCOME TO TRUMP'S AMERICA [IT'S "GREAT" AGAIN]

Kocolicious ·
Donald Trump’s Transition Team, Or Lack Thereof, Is Causing Real Panic The self-proclaimed government outsider is having trouble finding people to run the government. 11/15/2016 07:34 pm ET | Updated 40 minutes ago Sam Stein Senior Politics Editor, The Huffington Post Ryan J. Reilly Senior Justice Reporter, The Huffington Post ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON ― Donald Trump’s transition team is nearing a state of stasis, causing concern among both Democrats and Republicans in Washington that his...
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Re: The secret racist history of the Electoral College

Kocolicious ·
Yep. As why I'm beginning to believe that Hillary dropped the ball in this election in several other ways aside from being betrayed by the 53 percent white women who voted for Trump and the hip hoppers who didn't vote at all. Her arrogance prevented her from hitting the pavement like she should have KNOWING about those electoral votes spewing. In addition, Obama's first presidential win earned more than double the electoral votes [365 to 173] against McCain....way before 8 pm. pacific...
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Re: Proposed New Bill Would Charge Protesters With “Economic Terrorism”

sunnubian ·
ACLU Protect Our Rights We Need You to Stand With Us Now Join the ACLU Senators Demand the Military Lock Up of American Citizens in a “Battlefield” They Define as Being Right Outside Your Window After spending months threatening a veto, the president decides to codify the first such bill since the 1950s VIDEO GLENN GREENWALD President Barack Obama speaks to troops at Fort Bragg, N.C., Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2011. (Credit: AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) By Chris Anders , Deputy Director, ACLU...
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Re: This Case May Decide Whether People of Color Have a Vote That Counts

Kocolicious ·
This is why it is imperative to stay in tune with your congress. Be all up in the business. Cuz I knew this was next cuz they never eradicated during both Bush, Jr and Obama's presidencies. This has been on the table for a long time. Well...while West and Smiley were screaming about Obama, they were tip toeing behind our backs leaving this at bey until the right time. Which by the way is now. This will affect a lot of people including European immigrates as well-any immigrate for that matter...
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Re: Trump says blacks who stayed home were ‘almost as good’ as those who voted for him

Kocolicious ·
Well....here is one of the first FALL OUTS about Russia. More to come. But! GOP senators join Dems to condemn Russian political hacking. © Ints Kalnins/Reuters U.S. Senator John McCain. Ints Kalnins/Reuters WASHINGTON — The Republicans on the Senate Armed Services Committee are joining with Democrats in calling for an examination of reports that Russia interfered in the presidential election. Chairman John McCain, incoming Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer and others said in a joint...
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Re: John Legend To Obama: End Criminal Injustice Before White House Exit

sunnubian ·
Please, President Obama is not going to do that, or he would have did it already, besides, it is beyond clear now, that he's not going to do anything that republicans won't approve first.
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Re: What Donald Trump Doesn’t Know About Black People

anotha ·
Some truth here, not all. We're maybe getting it now that the frying pan is heating up. We bear some responsibility. Obama won with whites. We chose Trump by everyone hating on Clinton. We chose Trump by thinking it didn’t matter. We let Trump pass while he conned whites on the right. We outsmarted ourselves by not voting. We handed power to him. Now we’re victims of our own choice. Here’s the thing. Did we do all we could???? Otherwise, we chose Trump. He thanks us for that.
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Re: Intelligence Officials Plan to Release Repot On Russia Hacking Efforts Next Week

Kocolicious ·
Trump Tweets He’s A ‘Big Fan’ Of Intelligence As Congress Begins Russia Hacking Probe Trump is due to be briefed by intelligence agency chiefs on Friday on hacks that targeted the Democratic Party. President Obama will be briefed on Thursday. 01/05/2017 09:50 am ET | Updated 1 hour ago Dustin Volz and Patricia Zengerle X By Dustin Volz and Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Top U.S. intelligence officials will testify in Congress on Thursday on Russia’s alleged cyber attacks during the...
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Re: Donnie "Golden Showers" Trump | Busted by the Russians

Kocolicious ·
I project it's gon be MORE of these so-called fake news about him. It's only fake news when it's something to discredit him and real news when it discredits others. Can't have it both ways. And as I watched him this morning? He tries to minimize his relationship with Russia by dismissing the fact that Putin may have something on him. Otherwise, why would these fake documents/videos be given to Obama and others to view? Why is the CIA/FBI findings on him are discredited but those found on...
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Re: U.S. PPE SUPPLIES SENT TO CHINA BY TRUMP [AFTER] HE WAS TOLD ABOUT CORONA VIRUS

Norland ·
If President Obama was as negligent as this Orange Dude, he'd have been sent to a taxidermist by now and be stuffed into some museum or another. No one would have tolerated the shit, that has been doled out for the past three years by Orange Satan, from Handsome, Cerebral, Intelligent President Obama. NO ONE!!! President Obama, a little bust of your head stays right beside me on my computer, two circular magnets of you are on my refrigerator and a little statue of you is right in my window,...
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Re: President Obama: How Confident Are You He'll Win?

Willywill3 ·
In reality, I give Obama chances of winning between 77%-99.9%. He is apparently winning because he speaks to the people about fixing the economy, rather when McCain has not spoke about anything he will do...that is different than Bush. Why did I score it that way you may ask? If the Republicans are desperate now, they may try to screw Obama when it comes to counting those votes...also, those who say they will vote...well I believe probably 8% may not actually vote...then again, that's why...
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Re: President Obama: How Confident Are You He'll Win?

Cholly ·
I am keeping an Obama win at 50%. Obama's campaign? Check. Enough $$ to make his case to the American people? Check. Right message? Check. Avoid a Republican Swiftboat? Check. African American voting early and on Election Day? Why worry? It was reported today that in the state of Ohio during the early voting which has now passed, in the three largest counties where African Americans live, there was over 100,00 new registrations but only 3000 early voting ballots were cast and counted. That...
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Re: President Obama: How Confident Are You He'll Win?

Kweli4Real ·
I'm at 75%, but only because I believe that there will be some electorial irregularities, i.e., fraud aka diebolted votes. I'd be at 95%, if diebolt would produce the source code for their voting machines. The 5% has to do with white folks penchant for voting against their interests. My 83 year old mother [bless her soul] lives in Cuyahoga county (Ohio), the county with the highest percentage of Black folks in the state. She is adament ... she is gonna walk into the poll on election day and...
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Re: President Obama: How Confident Are You He'll Win?

Willywill3 ·
According to the Yahoo! Polls, Obama is predicted to win...as he is right now http://news.yahoo.com/election/2008/dashboard
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Re: President Obama: How Confident Are You He'll Win?

Cholly ·
------------------------------------------------ For example in Florida the rule is that for first time voters (and even veteran voters), if the street address on your driver's license does not match the resident that you currently live in, you cannot vote. I called the voter registrar's office and they verified that fact. My two address don't match and I as told that since I am a vertern voter, it does not affect me but I don't believe that for a minute. I am going to vote absentee so that...
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Re: President Obama: How Confident Are You He'll Win?

HonestBrother ·
The most recent electoral vote tallies I've seen put Obama up by as much as 278 - already over the number (270) needed to win. A more conservative count (an NBC poll) puts him at 264 ... while McCain sits at 168-200 in all the ones I've seen. These counts were based on state by state polling and assigned electoral votes only outside the margin of error. Meaning that if current trends continue, Obama could wind up well upwards of 300 electoral votes. This thing is looking like an electoral...
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Re: President Obama: How Confident Are You He'll Win?

HonestBrother ·
For example, notice how Obama is now holding all the Kerry states according to this map: RealClearPolitics All the "toss up states" (the ones that are close) were red states last time ... and Obama is up a few points in several of those. A single state (Ohio) made the difference in the last election. In this map, 8 different states (including Ohio) can go either way. For goodness sake ... Indiana (of all places) is a toss up now. The Obama campaign is fighting for Indiana... and I can tell...
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Re: President Obama: How Confident Are You He'll Win?

Xeon ·
Hard to say. Anything can happen. I think he has a decent chance but nothing is a guarantee. I would say a 50/50 regardless of what the polls say. Polls say one thing but on election day, when people get inside those booths, they can do something other than what the polls suggest. Obama could be facing the "Bradley Effect" . What exactly is the "Bradley Effect" ? When Tom Bradley, the black mayor of Los Angeles, ran against Republican George Deukmejian in the state's gubernatorial race in...
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Re: President Obama: How Confident Are You He'll Win?

Willywill3 ·
It's really on the voters in the end, and though that may have happened in 1982 with Tom Bradley, this is 2008. Plus this is a presidential election, not for Mayor. Racism may exist, yep; not as rapid today. No don't get too comfy with the polls, but don't forget the absentee ballots and the apparent increase of those Blacks who are voting more because of this election as well. Obama just has to keep up what he is doing, focusing on the economy and real issues.
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Re: President Obama: How Confident Are You He'll Win?

EbonyRose ·
My family and I were just reminicing about this last night. I don't know why they attribute the term to his governor's race with Deukmejian because racial politics was first played against him in his run for Mayor against Sam Yorty in the early 70's (or maybe it was the late '60s ( ). Bradly had (in some cases) a 15-point lead over Yorty, and at least 2 days before the election he was still somewhere between 5- and 8-points ahead in the polls. However 2 days before, Mayor Yorty got on...
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Re: President Obama: How Confident Are You He'll Win?

HonestBrother ·
Virginia has just been thrown into the Obama column and the electoral vote estimate is now at 277 for Obama to 163 for McCain. 270 is needed to win. There are still 98 toss up electoral votes. In one poll (Suffolk), Obama is leading McCain by 12 points in Virginia. The average is 5 points.
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Re: President Obama: How Confident Are You He'll Win?

Rowe ·
Progressive Black voters' confidence in Obama winning this election seems to be very high, but recent discussions with African Americans, at least in my field of work, has been disappointing. Contrary to what the polls are showing, even in an election as important and historic as this one, politics jut doesn't seem to interest the inactive segments of the Black community that Obama most needs to Obama win. I don't even think the insatiable interest in politics that we see among African...
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Re: President Obama: How Confident Are You He'll Win?

Rowe ·
I agree with you, and in past elections, the debates have never really made a difference in how people will vote, and some news pundits have argued that that they won't make a difference in this year's election either, but I disagree. I think the debates have helped people to make decisive judgements about who is really qualified to be a 21st century president. Compared to their first debate, I thought the second was much more personal and engaging. I LOVED the town hall format in which...
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Re: President Obama: How Confident Are You He'll Win?

EbonyRose ·
Ms. Rowe ... I think it's important to realize that as candidates, there's only so much 'specifics' of a plan that either of them can give to the American people because the reality is that, without (and sometimes even with) a favorable Congress and its willingness to implement any of his important plans and/or policies, a president can be made to look inept and unsuccessful - and thus, many don't want to make a whole lot of promises that they know they may not be able to keep. The Prez will...
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Re: President Obama: How Confident Are You He'll Win?

EbonyRose ·
Last night I watched the last half of a program on PBS called Latino '08 which was a documentary-type show about the Latino/Hispanic experience of living in America. It went in-depth into the stories of both legal and illegal Latinos in this country .. and was interesting to say the least. The general consensus of the Latino/Hispanic "experts" they were interviewing was that that community (of eligible voters) was much inclined to vote Democratic, primarily because of the Republican stand...
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Re: President Obama: How Confident Are You He'll Win?

Rowe ·
What about your friends, colleagues, and associates outside of AA.org? Are you observing enough interest in politics, particularly this year's election and the debates? I'm not. The other day, I spoke with a teacher's aide about watching the debates. She said she's not watching any of the debates, because she already knows who she's voting for. But then I was like, still, this is not just any election. It's an historic election. Don't you think you might want to watch at least one. I don't...
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Re: President Obama: How Confident Are You He'll Win?

Willywill3 ·
That guy that said that on the radio station needs to seriously watch the debates then to be lying to himself like that. An Obama administration is much different than a McCain one.
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Re: President Obama: How Confident Are You He'll Win?

EbonyRose ·
You know, Ms. Rowe ... I've found that most African Americans, as a collective is very uninterested in politics as a whole, and only mildly interested in the election process ... because many will vote, but then don't really know what happens next because they lose interest again. Other than here at AA.org, my family is very politically interested and active - always has been, so, it just seems kinda natural to me to be "in it". But, if my 3 BFFs only one is knows politics (she was a Hippy...
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Re: President Obama: How Confident Are You He'll Win?

HonestBrother ·
Bradley Who? Here Comes the Obama Effect Daniel Okrent Posted October 8, 2008 | 01:01 PM (EST) Everyone knows about the dreaded Bradley Effect: the phenomenon that leaves white voters loath to tell pollsters they won't vote for a black candidate. There's been a lot of fretting about this recently -- fretting, I find, that correlates with age: the older you are, the more likely you are to believe the Bradley Effect will turn up in this election. Here are some reasons Democrats needn't be...
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Re: President Obama: How Confident Are You He'll Win?

Empty Purnata ·
I automatically assume that 10% of the White people saying they will vote for Obama will chicken out on November 4th when they get in the poll booth and they're alone with no one looking over their shoulder to see who they vote for and criticize them. Those racist thoughts and feelings implanted in them by their White elders and peers that had been floating around in the back of their head will come forwards. "Do I really want this Black dude in the highest office in the land/world? What if...
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Re: President Obama: How Confident Are You He'll Win?

James Wesley Chester ·
In March, I hoped Senator Obama would win the nomination. After beating 'The Clintons'...and their political juggernaut...I was 50/50 on his winning 'The Presidency'. Now, I am 80% confident Senator Obama will win. I will be 100% confident when Senator John McCain leaves the podium after having delivered his concession speech. Alligators still prowl the heart of the United States. PEACE Jim Chester
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Re: President Obama: How Confident Are You He'll Win?

Bill C ·
Allowing for the possibility of the "unknown", and the fact that I am just now seeing this post-late in the election process-I am going with a strong,robust "98%+". IN fact, just today, CNN gives the tally of 264 electoral votes in the bag for Obama,with 270 being the magic number to clinch this nomination. I see no way that John MCCain's campaign, hounded by his soporific,inarticulate, pro-Bush's-sounding policies cangain the momentum to cut Obama's lead and overtake him for the...
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Re: President Obama: How Confident Are You He'll Win?

EbonyRose ·
Okay ... I think I see where Tara Wall gets her narcotics from!!
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Re: President Obama: How Confident Are You He'll Win?

jlokes ·
I am going to come out and say the following three things. 1). You are the most ignorant cunt ever. 2). I am sorry that issues avoid you. 3). Please show me the change of your candidate.
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Re: President Obama: How Confident Are You He'll Win?

Willywill3 ·
Obama will beat McCain...it's that simple. McCain has tried to go after the prison system not to allow the votes...he failed at that. He has failed at trying to link Obama to some part time workers at ACORN making up fake names to get paid. McCain has failed at linking Obama to a man (William Ayers) who is a REFORMED Radical. I am surprised Balloon Cheeks hasn't tried to link Obama to Frank Marshall Davis (who is dead now, been for the pass 21 years.) Davis was a former communist and...
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Re: President Obama: How Confident Are You He'll Win?

Diamond ·
IMO Barack Obama is annointed. Over the last year, I'm convinced he has a special annointing. Even those of us who are "nay sayers" have to admit, these are exciting historic times to live in. America could have a Black president in 20 days. I have waited for a dynamic leader to come along since MLK. A leader among the people not someone white folks think should be our leader. I though maybe I wouldn't see it in my life time. I noticed Barack when he ran for Senator in Illinois. Does anyone...
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Re: What do y'all think about race relations in this country?

Vox ·
Isn't 800 lbs kind of small for an elephant? If anything has surprised me, it's how sensitive white people are at perceived racism against them. With all of this talk about the "race card," they seem to whip it out at the drop of a hat. I believe this race has helped expose how, if anything, Americans are becoming much more sensitive and way less mature about race than we should be. An Obama presidency won't make things better either. The shadow campaign against his "evil secrets" will get...
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Re: What do y'all think about race relations in this country?

ricardomath ·
I can't say that I am particularly surprised, neither at the level of racism expressed in the campaign, not the fact that Obama is going to win. And I certainly don't buy Noah's logic that the two are somehow locigally contradictory or inconsistent. As for "stirring the pot", I would be shocked to find out that Obama is at all surprised at how his candidacy is stirring the pot. He is too careful and politically calculating, treading too lightly, for me to imagine that he is under any...
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Re: What do y'all think about race relations in this country?

HonestBrother ·
I'm afraid you might be right about that. The lunatic fringe won't give up after the election. They're just going to get worse.
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Re: What do y'all think about race relations in this country?

Cholly ·
No change. The country (White & Blacks) remains spilt down the middle at 50-50. At best, Blacks and Whites in 2008, tolerate each other while Hispanics, Asians, India Muslims and Native Americans continue to live their lives and deal with our results. This is where we are as a nation. The White and Black races are all closing ranks right now and the next four years (if Obama is elected) will be a fascinating and bumpy ride. Obama, for Whites, a complete udder shock and an anomaly. Obama,...
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Re: What do y'all think about race relations in this country?

EbonyRose ·
See ... I knew you only wanted me for my wins! You'll use me .. and Reggie Bush .. and then toss us to the wind! While I certainly don't doubt that Obama understands the degree to which his candidacy has 'stirred the pot' ... I really don't think it was his intention to do so, nor that he's all that excited about the fact that it has done so. Obama (like many White Americans) would prefer that the race issue could be overlooked ... and that, as he used to say (and thankfully has stopped) ..
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Re: What do y'all think about race relations in this country?

Cholly ·
================================================ I did not mean to apply it as equal. I am only saying that issues on both sides (no matter how one-sided) will be a challenge. Yes their problems is bigger than ours (it is evident everyday, especially now) and they don't see a problem with race, but the question is, how will both sides act when pressed? Whites tell us to "get over it" and we tell them to "let it go" but the balance of power still resides with Whites in all the lower areas of...
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