Barack Obama, our next President

"The road ahead will be long. Our climb will be steep," Obama cautioned. Young and charismatic but with little experience on the national level, Obama smashed through racial barriers and easily defeated ... Full Story
WOW

Bronx, NY

#901945 May 13, 2013
SINCE THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY TOOK OVER BLACK LEADERSHIP The leaders of Morgan State University, of Morehouse College and many similar institutions are not really leaders at all, not the way the old style “race men” and women supposed themselves to be once upon a time, standing up and lifting up all our people. They are followers, members of a black misleadership class which values conformity, silence and careers over courageous advocacy and struggle, and prizes individual enrichment over investment in a community's collective wealth and power.

The race men have become debased men, unable even to stand up for the interests of their own institutions, let alone for public education, or against gentrification, or the interests of African Americans as a whole. Commencement addresses for them are not about inspiring the graduates about to go forth into the world and accomplish things about which their elders can only dream. They're about genuflecting to power and repeating the stale old narratives that validate and justify our class of elite black misleaders.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#901946 May 13, 2013
Eman wrote:
<quoted text>
No he didn't. You're smarter than that.
who's impression was he referring to?
WOW

Bronx, NY

#901947 May 13, 2013
White Supremacy: Exploring the Contours of Race and Power in America;It is widely believed that white supremacy is a racist ideology of hatred promoted by marginal extremist organizations like the Ku Klux Klan or the Aryan Nations. Often overlooked and neglected in this view are the structural inequalities that ensure the continued supremacy of whites over non-whites in all facets of social life. Also conveniently disregarded are the more subtle, yet frequent and numerous, manifestations of white supremacy that are woven into the fabric of Amerikan culture. In this sense, white supremacy is just as much of a social reality as it is an ideology. Indeed the two often go hand in hand, although this isn’t always the case.

There are many white people who hold supreme positions in the social hierarchy, over and above the masses of non-white people, without consciously adhering to any white supremacist ideology. This essay will explore the complex reality of white supremacy in America, examining its existence in the social structure, analyzing its cultural expressions, considering some of its ideological forms, and finally investigating its causes.

There can be little doubt that while supremacy is built into the very social structure of America when one considers the fact that the politico-economic structure of the U.S. was designed bywhite people to serve the interests of white people. For example, the Constitutional Congress that created the American government consisted of 55 members and all of them were white, while 15 of them were African slave owners (Beard, pp.74-151).

There were absolutely zero Blacks, Latinos or Native Americans involved in forming the government of the U.S. To this day only one non-white has ever attained the presidency of the U.S. government, while Blacks make up only 7% of the U.S. Congress, with Latinos making up only 4%(Henschen and Sidlow, p. 110). Although subordinate races have now been assimilated into Amerikan society, the social structure still functions in such a way that maintains the supremacy of whites, excepting certain token reforms such as Affirmative Action. A simple look at the empirical data confirms this.

Aside from the political structure, virtually even,’ social indicator unequivocally confirms that whites are levels above non-whites in the most essential domains of social life.1The supremacy of whites on the economic terrain is indisputable and highly instructive. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, for example, in 2005 the median family income for whites was $62,300, compared to just $36,075,$38,558 and $37,387 for Blacks, Natives and Latinos respectively (U.S. Census Bureau [USCBJ. 2009. p. 38).

The CQ Researcher reported that in 2002 the median weekly income for white workers was $624, while Black workers earned $498 and Latinos a mere $423 (CQ Researcher [CQR], 2003, p. 601). In 2005, the poverty rate for white families was only 6.3%, while a staggering 23.4% of Black families, 21.1% of Native homes, and 21.4% of Latino households lived below the poverty line (LTSCB. pp. 38-39). And finally, the real unemployment rate for whites was 9.5%, compared to 37% of Blacks and 31% of Latinos (USCB, 374). All of these statistics illustrate the fact that whites in Amerika collectively enjoy economic privileges over and above their Black. Native and Latino counterparts.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#901948 May 13, 2013
Eman wrote:
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And you think that makes you specisl. What a maroon.
DRUNK!
WOW

Bronx, NY

#901949 May 13, 2013
WHITE LIBERALS ARE WHITE SUPREMIST ALSO There arc also glaring discrepancies in the domains of education and healthcare.

In 2005 86.1% of whites graduated high school, compared to 80.7% of Blacks and only 59.3% of Latinos. In the realm of higher education 28.4% of whites had college degrees, compared to just 18.5% of Blacks and 12.4% of Latinos (USCB. 145). A good generalmeasure of a people’s quality of healthcare is found in the infant mortality rate. In 2004, the infant mortality rate for whites was 5.7 per 100,000, compared to 13.8 for Blacks (ibid., p. 81).

Equally revealing is the fact that in 2005 only 14% of whites were without health insurance, while 20% of Blacks and a whopping 32% of Latinos were uninsured (ibid., p. 107). Although numbers can’t convey the human dimensions of emotion and suffering involved in these differences, they do make clear the objective disparities that exist between whites and non-whites in these crucial realms of social life. These disparities indicate that white supremacy is not merely a matter of personal prejudice, but rather a social reality rooted in the basic structure of Amerikan society.

White supremacy is not only built into the social structure of America, it is also deeply embedded in Amerikan culture. Many day-to-day instances of white supremacy are so commonplace they go practically unnoticed by most people. These are virtually impossible to quantify since they only play out on a subjective level, although many of them do have very tangible consequences. In his 2006 book Come Hell or High Water: Hurricane Katrina and the Color of Disaster, author Michael Eric Dyson points out that “although one may not have racial intent, one’s actions may nonetheless have racial consequence”(p. 20). Using Hurricane Katrina as an example, he shows how government negligence, although not the result of “active malice,” was ultimately caused by a “passive indifference” to the plight of poor Blacks in New Orleans. In other words, the Bush administration’s response, or lack thereof, to Hurricane Katrina was probably not motivated by a desire to see impoverished Blacks destroyed, but it didn’t really care enough to save them from ruin either. No matter the case, poor Blacks ended up suffering more than whites. Indeed, as Dyson goes on to explain:

active malice and passive indifference are but flip sides of the same racial coin… if one conceives of racism as a cell phone, then active malice is the ring tone at its highest volume, while passive indifference is the ring tone on vibrate. In either case, whether loudly or silently, the consequence is the same: a call is transmitted, a racial meaning is communicated.(Dyson, pp. 20-21)

Today most expressions of white supremacy take this form of passive indifference, allowing many whites to sit back in relative comfort and privilege while non-whites suffer the effects of white supremacy.

Since: Apr 13

Orlando, FL

#901950 May 13, 2013
OzRitz wrote:
<quoted text>
Lets face it, she was way out of her depth. She had her foot in her mouth any time she was asked a in depth question and basically was only good at rhetoric. The $250K wardrobe didn't help either, McCain was dragged down by her and he was a decent guy but without any charisma. Obama has it in droves, so all he has to do is hop on a plane visit all his buds and he has ppl falling over themselves trying to get some of the action, a game of golf, shoot a few hoops etc. When Bush travelled to Europe or anywhere else he would be lucky to rent a golf buggy, no one wanted to seen with him. So thats the difference in a Prez doing his job, much like when Prince Harry comes to Washington. lol Bush was a PR disaster!
Every candidate is given a wardrobe account.

You underestimate Obama's "popularity" in many parts of the world.
Only socialist democracies sing his praises when they're not rioting in the streets because their government ran out of their money.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#901951 May 13, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>A couple of these goobers had no clue who the guy is or that he was a Bush appointee.
Hahaaa! Incredible.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#901952 May 13, 2013
PDUPONT wrote:
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You're using the New York Post to prove anything? The same paper that put the pictures of two innocent bystanders in the Boston bombing on their front page and labeled then as suspects?
You're an idiot!
Like the New York Times, ABC, NBC, CBS, etc blamed Benghazi on a video....and still do.
WOW

Bronx, NY

#901953 May 13, 2013
WHITE LIBERALS PLEASE READ AND UNDERSTAND As was pointed out earlier, one need not adhere to white supremacist ideology to benefit from its effects. It has been empirically demonstrated that whites collectively enjoy a relative privilege over and above non-whites in the most important areas of social life- in the political structure, the economic structure, the educational structure, and even in the healthcare system. This is true whether or not individual whites are racist. The social reality of white supremacy is a fact beyond dispute, albeit still disputed. The ideology of white supremacy seeks to rationalize this social arrangement by attributing to white people an inherent superiority that makes their supremacy seem natural. Whereas most whites seek to ignore or deny their privilege, the white supremacist ideologue takes pride in it and seeks to justify, protect and expand it.Historically white supremacist ideology has taken on two main forms. The first is in the form of Christianity, from its very inception, America has always been a devoutly religious country, although today there is a noticeable trend towards secularism in urban cities and industrial areas. In his 2006 book American Theocracy: The Peril and Politics of Radical Religion, Oil, and Borrowed Money in the 21st Century, author Kevin Phillips notes that Amcrica is one of the most religious nations in the world, ranking alongside Israel, India and Iran (pp. 100-101). According to recent polls, 98% of Amerikans believe in the Christian God and 55% believe that the Bible is literally true, both percentages being much higher than in any other industrialized nation (ibid, p.98).What makes Israel and the U.$. unique in all of this, according to Phillips, is that each holds a widespread conviction that they share a sort of “covenant” with God and have a special relationship with Him as His “chosen people.”

In the case of the U.$., this ”covenant” pledged that the settlers would strictly adhere to “God’s Word” with a heavy emphasis on Old Testament scripture, in exchange for God’s paternal protection in the hostile “wilderness” of Amerika (ibid, pp. 125-131). This notion that Amcrikans have a covenant with God led to the imperial doctrine of “manifest destiny,” which asserted that it was God’s will for the white man to conquer and dominate all of North Amerika. Obviously African slaves and Native Americans were not part of this covenant. In fact they were among the very threats that the settlers were expecting God to protect them from. Most settlers viewed Africans and Indians as heathens, which allowed them to justify their subjugation and exploitation of the “heathens” on religious grounds.

This form of white supremacist ideology finds its ultimate expression in the modern-day doctrine of the Christian Identity movement. This doctrine “holds that white people arc the genuine descendants of the Biblical Hebrews… Jews and Blacks are the devil’s spawn”(CQR, 2009, p. 433). Although this teaching is rejected by mainstream Christians, many settlers believed that Africans were the cursed descendants of Noah’s son Abraham, and that slavery was in fact God’s punishment being inflicted on the wicked African heathens. Either way, Christianity was used to justify white supremacy, African slavery and indigenous genocide.

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#901954 May 13, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
who's impression was he referring to?
See I knew you are a sharp cookie, its their impression that's sort of cartoony, not the people themselves.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#901955 May 13, 2013
better late than never......

Republican Unveils Bill Criminalizing Political Bias At IRS

"The fact that this could occur with little to no corrective action against those who seek to silence their fellow citizens is unacceptable."

http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/g...

Speech Criticizing Bush Sparks Probe of NAACP's Tax-Exempt Status

http://www.commondreams.org/headlines04/1029-...

As The IRS Targets A Liberal Church, Right-Wing Churches Are Left Alone

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/russell-shaw/as...
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#901956 May 13, 2013
Grampy wrote:
<quoted text>
Obama's JSOC operations are patterned after the basic "Chicago Ghetto Drive-by", with high tech features utilized.
Obama's JSOC?

LMAO

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#901957 May 13, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
DRUNK!
Wr already know that lily. Your drunk every day.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#901958 May 13, 2013
Grampy wrote:
<quoted text>
Obama's JSOC operations are patterned after the basic "Chicago Ghetto Drive-by", with high tech features utilized.
Grampy responds to the troll!! How's the new grandson? Have you heard about the cicadas coming your way?
From NC to CT! Should be good for business in Florida, they're sticking around for 6 weeks! What a nightmare.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#901959 May 13, 2013
Boehner Staff Saw Benghazi Emails in March

News of the Obama Administration’s role in the extensive editing of CIA talking points on Benghazi rocked the political world last week and prompted a demand from Speaker of the House John Boehner for the release of all related White House emails, but it should not have been a revelation to the Speaker.

The White House first briefed the House leadership on the talking point revisions on March 19. The briefing was given to the House Intelligence Committee, but the White House also invited Speaker Boehner and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi to attend or to send a senior staff member.

Boehner did not attend, but he did send staff, according to the Speaker’s office. Those attending the closed briefing were permitted to view the emails, but not to copy them.

The Speaker made no public reference to the emails — or the news of the State Department’s role in removing references to terror warnings in Benghazi — until the story became public last week.

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2013/05/...

nothing new there FOXbots. move on to the next desperate move.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#901960 May 13, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
<quoted text>
Every candidate is given a wardrobe account.
You underestimate Obama's "popularity" in many parts of the world.
Only socialist democracies sing his praises when they're not rioting in the streets because their government ran out of their money.
LOL! Sure Carol. Keep dreaming. Everyone loves him, but you.

Since: Apr 13

Orlando, FL

#901961 May 13, 2013
The Exterminator 6 wrote:
<quoted text>Well, you are wrong. Obama is the man for the Dems and he has done all they wanted to liberalized and corrupt this country. The Clinton style corruption team was far worse and that even meant the killing of two men in Arkansas. Sorry, Obama was the Dem man. The racism of the Republican party is what got them beat. There were many black church leaders who were waiting for the Republicans to open a door for them and help them shit this gay crap. Obama is doing exactly what the Democrats want. You sound just like a racist and it is stupid and ignorance to blame a president and not his party. Obama won because America preferred a black man over hearing your racist idelogies.
Yeah, the liberals never criticized Bush the man. Just his party.

Sheesh.

There was absolutely nothing in my post that could have even remotely implied racism.

You're the reason no one pays attention when they hear the word "racist" anymore. It was lame from the very beginning.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#901962 May 13, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
<quoted text> Most teenagers do just that today.Are you okay with it?
No, and "most" is inaccurate, except perhaps in your community.

The issue is not simply morality.

Teenage pregnancy is highly likely to condemn a woman to a life of poverty.

Your attitude is the prime driver of the pathetic state of Black America.
WOW

Bronx, NY

#901963 May 13, 2013
THE SCHOOL TEACHERS ARE BIGOTS ALSO YOUR EDUCATION WENT DOWN WITH DEMOCRATS AND LIBERALS The second main form of white supremacy cloaks itself in secular language and masquerades as science. It is well known that Europeans have frequently devised bogus scientific constructs to justify their colonial conquests of non-European peoples. Scholar Samir Amin observed that genetics has been used to claim “that biological traits, sometimes called ‘racial’ characteristics, are the source of cultural diversity and create hierarchy within diversity”(Amin. 1989. p. 97). Now largely discredited in Europe, these pseudo-scientific theories took on a new impetus in Amerika with the 1994 publication of Richard J. Herrnstein and Charles Murray’s controversial book The Bell Curve: Intelligence und Class Structure in American Life. Drawing on a long tradition of imperial discourse, the authors argued that all races arc genetically predisposed to a general level of cognitive ability or IQ. Whites are shown to possess a much higher IQ than Blacks, Natives and Latinos, which accounts for their supremacy in social life (Herrnstein and Murray, 1994, pp. 319-339).

The authors claim that the reason non­whites tend to be the most impoverished, the most dependent on welfare, the most susceptible to crime and the most unemployed is because they have relatively low IQ levels. According to this logic, non-whites are not the victims of white supremacy; they arc simply condemned by nature to occupy the lowest rungs of the social hierarchy. The authors intended their book to be an argument against Affirmative Action. This type of self-serving logic is nothing more than an attempt to rationalize white supremacy and scale back some of the token reforms that non-whites won during the Civil Rights struggle.

There is a trend of thought amongst some of those who have been most victimized by white supremacy to attribute it to some malicious evil inherent to white people. This view is somewhat understandable to anyone who is familiar with the historical record of colonialism, the Atlantic slave trade or modern imperialism, but it falls short of supplying us with a materialist understanding of history and at times borders on the absurd. The most extreme expression of this type of thinking is found in the religious doctrine of the Nation of Islam (N.O.I ), which has had a considerable influence on Blacks in Amerika.

According to the N.O.I., white people have attained supremacy of the world through deceit, murder, slavery, rape, plunder, and all sorts of barbarity—which is true enough. But the N.O.I. claims that whites are wicked and immoral by nature. Elijah Muhammcd, founder of the N.O.I., taught that about sixty-six hundred years ago, the earth was a paradise inhabited by a highly advanced Black civilization. As the story goes, these Blacks were the original humans and they were righteous practitioners of Islam. Greed, murder, rape and evil were unknown to them. But along came a rogue scientist named Yacub who became discontent and embittered towards God. Out of spite he decided to unleash havoc upon the earth,‘through genetic engineering he created a race of genetically recessive white “devils” that would destroy the Black man’s civilization and rule the world for six thousand years. The whites used trickery and deceit to set the Blacks against each other and eventually conquered the planet through murder, pillage and savagery (Malcolm X, 1965, pp. 173-183). From a historical standpoint this is obviously a religious myth, no different from the Christian Identity narrative. However it does have a certain emotional appeal to many who have suffered the vicious effects of white supremacy.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#901964 May 13, 2013
Eman wrote:
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Wr already know that lily. Your drunk every day.
You're "specisl" LOL!!! Go back to bed, your fingers are sliding off the keys.

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