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3 in 10 Americans Admit to Race Bias

(Survey Shows Age, Too, May Affect Election Views)

As Sen. Barack Obama opens his campaign as the first African American on a major party presidential ticket, nearly half of all Americans say race relations in the country are in bad shape and three in 10 acknowledge feelings of racial prejudice, according to a new Washington PostABC News poll.

Lingering racial bias affects the public’s assessments of the Democrat from Illinois, but offsetting advantages and Sen. John McCain‘s age could be bigger factors in determining the next occupant of the White House.  (keep reading washingtonpost.com)

Hate Groups’ Newest Target

Posters on Stormfront complain that Obama represents the end of “white rule” and the beginning of “multiculturalism.” They fear that he will promote affirmative action, support illegal immigration and help render whites, who make up two-thirds of the U.S. population, “the new minority.”

“I get nonstop e-mails and private message from new people who are mad as hell about the possibility of Obama being elected,” said Black, a white power activist since the 1970s. “White people, for a long time, have thought of our government as being for us, and Obama is the best possible evidence that we’ve lost that. This is scaring a lot of people who maybe never considered themselves racists, and it’s bringing them over to our side.”

Almost all white power leaders said they are benefiting from the rise in recruits. David Duke, a former Louisiana state representative and a longtime advocate of racial segregation, said hits to his Web site have doubled and that more organizations now request him as a guest speaker. Dan Hill, who runs an extremist group in northern Michigan, says his cohorts are more willing to “take serious action” and plan rallies to protest politicians and immigration. Roper says White Revolution receives about 10 new applicants each week, more than double the norm. (more at washingtonpost.com)

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Barack and Michelle’s Love Story on cover of US Weekly

You a lie and a sack of dead toads if you try and say, this picture isn’t beautiful. I just get goosebumps looking at this lovely brown couple who are headed to the White House and there is no need to change the name to anything differently, the White House will do just fine.

Yes….I see brown people

Barack and Michelle Obama appear on the cover of the Us Weekly hitting newsstands later this week, further establishing their crossover appeal as both political and entertainment figures. The magazine will feature a six-page article on the Obamas’ love story as well as an album of family photos. The cover is headlined “Michelle Obama: Why Barack Loves Her” and teases, “She shops at Target, loved ‘Sex and the City’ and never misses the girls’ recitals. The untold romance between a down-to-earth mom and the man who calls her ‘my rock.'”

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If Obama is President Will We Still Call It The White House

The Republican Party of Texas will donate to charity the $1,500 it received for leasing a booth at its state convention to a vendor who sold this racist button, according to reports.

At the Republican state convention, a booth hosted by Republicanmarket was selling a pin Saturday that says: If Obama is President will we still call it the White House.

There were other pins that weren’t necessarily conveying the positive, inclusive, united front that has been portrayed during the convention. One said, “Press 1 for English and Press 2 for Deportation.”

I say We can call it ‘The House That The Republicans Didn’t Take!’ Step aside Boys and Girls!

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Barack Obama launches new website ‘Fight The Smears’

Democratic Presidential Nominee Barack Obama has launched a new website today, devoted to dousing “smears” against the first African-American with a serious shot at the presidency, according to WASHINGTON (AFP) –

read article or go directly to the senator’s Fight The Smears Website.

“What you won’t hear from this campaign or this party is the kind of politics that uses religion as a wedge, and patriotism as a bludgeon — that sees our opponents not as competitors to challenge, but enemies to demonize. Because we may call ourselves Democrats and Republicans, but we are Americans first. We are always Americans first.
-Barack Obama, June 3, 2008”

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Red Alert! Fist Bumps and Terrorists, Beware!

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An Internet search for terms “fist bump,” “pound,” “dap,” and “bumping fists” has revealed images of numerous athletes, celebrities, and politicians performing the same social gesticulation. Does Fox think any of the following might be terrorists?

Jealousy is so unattractive!

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Okay So White Women Aren’t Supporting Senator Barack Obama

I can’t hold this thought or comment any longer….

Everywhere I turn, nearly every blog that I am reading and every major news outlet, which I can’t even figure out why I keep tuning into — is saying, that white women are no longer supporting Senator Obama.

Therefore, (my words)

“He doesn’t stand a snowball’s chance in hell of winning the fight against McCain the Republican?”

Okay, I’ll give you the Senator’s numbers has declined within this segment of Voters…..

However — Hillary Clinton’s figures and show of support from the women in the African American Black community has sunk to an all time low. Her support has slowly but rapidly disintegrated – Poof it’s gone – Vanished into thin air!

And, maybe just maybe the lack of support from this population of people – called Black women – has caused her to what ?? consider do I want or will I accept the lesser of rank called ‘Vice President’.

Is it possibly that this slip or rather loss is the very reason, that she must consider this?

Why is everyone running around here acting like the ‘non-support of white women’ is more important than having the support and votes of African American women?

What I’m hearing is this — their vote is more important than… you guessed it — mines or my sisters women of color – black brown pink purple rainbow whatever you want to call it – Negro or Colored.

Geesh, it’s enough to make a person wanna spit…

Let’s Review Some of the Headlines & Titles:

  • Boomer White Women Dropping Support for Obama
  • White Women Cold Towards Obama
  • Obama’s Stock Drops Among White Women
  • Obama Leads Clinton, But Trails With White Women
  • Obama’s Weatlthy And Privileged Women Supporters: More Than Just A Generation Gap!
  • Obama needs Clinton’s white women voters to win in November
  • Obama needs support of white women voters

Now This is my Food for Thought as I summarize within my head…

Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton has the show of support and votes from the White Women – yet she’s losing.

Senator Barack *Hussein* Obama has the show of support and votes from the Afrikkkan American Black Women – and he is winning, by all right he is our Democratic Presidential Nominee for 2008.

I feel everyone’s vote is important! And this is the point that I only wish to make. No citizens vote in America should be considered or spoken of as ‘secondary’ or ‘less’.

Hussein, the Senator’s middle name was stated in order to symbolize with honor and respect, that which any people should have in reference as to who they are – it’s their birthright. It is so past the time for every nationality & race of people to allow America to continue to dictate what is appropriate in their culture. Whether it is a name, their language/dialect/diction or their culture’s garb dress faith or religion. It’s time to quit giving mainstream America all that power — your power!

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We’ve Already Had Two Black Presidents, Barack Obama!

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I read the most interesting article in the New York Time Magazine, yesterday.  “Our First Black President?”  Never mind Barack Obama.  What about Warren Harding?  by Beverly Gage

Now, I knew that we had the former President Bill Clinton inducted into the Afrikkan American/Black Hall of Fame — Our Community.  It always sent a chill up-n-down my spine and in the latter years, it literally made me want to regurgitate, you know throw up vomit and puke.  He can accredited author Toni Morrison for that now I’m sure regretted mistake.  However, many did not understand the meaning in which her remark was construed.
So, I’ll bring those up to date. 

The African American Community of men are stereotyped as adulterous to their wives and disloyal to their women, men who just can’t make a commitment to one woman, the major sellers of drugs and preferably crack, but with Bill Clinton the allegations was cocaine,  they are presumed to be merely cheaters liars and thieves in the game of life and politics, and who can only make a mark in life thru sports or music, but we know this definition is not stereotypical of what is a Black man, yet since it has been perpetrated by our society, then alright he was our First Black Saxophone Playing on the Arsenio Hall Show, fits the mode and by default the first black president.  Let me get on with it.

However, never during my schooling, as I sat listening to [rewritten] American History did I ever hear a mention of the remotest possibility, that President Warren Harding was what one was called back then, a ‘colored man’.  No I’d have to say that not an inkling of this was alluded too throughout my primary education.   The mere question, that it presented as a part of American History was never spoken of. 

Historian William Estabrook Chancellor, put together a controversial biographical book of the late President Warren Harding.  Harding’s great grandmother was a ‘colored woman’.  Through his findings, which was common knowledge, he discovered that President Harding’s generations of family ancestry had been known as ‘colored’, as black.  However, within his family this was not something that was to be discussed.  The only thing that needed mentioning, was that Warren their kinfolk was ‘passing’ and they were by all means ‘colored’ folks.  This was the only way he was going to remain president and keep himself from getting lynched. 

Passing wasn’t unusual that’s if your skin tone permitted it.  Look at it this way — it was no different than when Jews proclaimed to be Christians.  It’s still denying.  I’ll take it a step further, it’s no different today as when other cultures must denounce their garb and dress, in order to blend it.  Here in America, it’s the American way.  Their culture – their dress – their religion.

Yes, I would have remembered this.  It would have been a topic of discussion, as my family sat down for dinner.  It would have been something in which many colored children would have nurtured as we advanced into a people of Negroes.  A hope, a place in the American History Books because all other traces of where we justly & rightly belonged, had been barbarically and savagely taken away…merely removed without a trace.  Except for the word, slavery.      

RACE AND POLITICS —- .

The other ugly big elephant standing in the room Of and With politics – Race.

White America came up with the ‘one drop rule’ for race relations to ensure that their white race remained untainted and pure, lily white.  As I pen those words sadness engulfs me.  What stupidity!  Not simply coming from an ignorant racist mindset but from religion – The Holy Bible.  Their interpretation and meaning of. 

It doesn’t matter that the ‘one drop rule’ basically is still standing as is.  I guess that it only stands when it suites their purpose?  And, it wouldn’t suite their purpose to uphold it in this event. 

 
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