Blacks, whites show prejudices along ...

Blacks, whites show prejudices along racial divide

There are 13 comments on the Marin Independent Journal story from Sep 28, 2008, titled Blacks, whites show prejudices along racial divide. In it, Marin Independent Journal reports that:

The Classic Creations barber shop sits empty, surrounded by drunks and shuttered storefronts just two blocks from the manicured lawns of Grosse Pointe Park.

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billy

Foster City, CA

#1 Sep 28, 2008
Stated in the article was that if Obama was white, McCain would't stand a chance. If Obama was white, he would have not been elected the Democratic Nominee. I am neither white nor black. An immigrant from asia, I feel I am more than qualified to see the truth to race in this country. People like to state that this is the most racist country on earth. I beg to differ. This is the least racist country in the world, considering all the races, religions, cultures, etc., in one breeding ground. You think there is no racism in mexico, or Vietnam, or Korea, Or Chine, or Somalia, or Australia. Give me a break. Peolpe can vote for any one they want as far as I'm concerned. I don't care what their reason is. If you don't like it here, leave the country. A famous quote from a struggling 15 yrs. old El Salvadorian girl struggling in Texas, " my worst days in the USA are better than my best days in El Salvador!"
Richard

AOL

#2 Sep 28, 2008
I am White Hispanic and if it is alright for a black person to vote for Osama because he is colored then it is ok for me to vote for a white person because he is white.
TELL IT LIKE IT IS

El Paso, TX

#4 Sep 28, 2008
LookyHereee wrote:
Any Obama voter is either racist minority, or a self pity ridden, brain shrunk white.
You are a total idiot! What State penitentiary are you in by the way?

I am not at all happy about the choice given the voters in this election but I will vote for OBAMA because TX does not allow write in votes. Under no earthly circumstances will I vote for a representative from the "Moral Majority" who divorced the wife who stood by him while he was a POW and a month later married the heiress who could buy him a seat on the US Congress........No way will I vote for a man who says we may be in IRAQ for 100 years.......and no way will I vote for a man who chose an ignorant, but controllable, backwoods beauty queen to be his running mate knowing that his age makes it highly unlikely that he, having had cancer 4 times, will survive the next 4 years let alone 8. I am voting for the vice president this time around.......because as likely as it is that McCain will not live to finish a term it is also as likely that bigots and racists will try to assasinate Obama and no way do I want Ms "I can see Russia from my house" in the seat of power.
Old Timer

El Paso, TX

#6 Sep 28, 2008
I have yet to meet the person that has an answer for the bigotry between all the races of people. Notice, I said all the races of people. During my many years and many travels, one thing has struck me as true. When a person of any race bleeds, they all bleed red. Just maybe we all do have something in common.
Humm

Sacramento, CA

#8 Sep 28, 2008
Beautifully said! Maybe you should run for president during our next election?
Teresa

United States

#9 Sep 28, 2008
Too bad Abraham Lincoln wasn't assassinated for the Civil War.
CJC

Syosset, NY

#10 Sep 28, 2008
I'd like to vote for Obama, I think it would be a very positive development in our nation's history. However, his socialist ways and higher tax policy are show stoppers for me... I am not interested in paying higher taxes, so deadbeats can get more freebies from the government...
Brooke1

San Jose, CA

#11 Sep 28, 2008
TELL IT LIKE IT IS wrote:
<quoted text>
You are a total idiot! What State penitentiary are you in by the way?
I am not at all happy about the choice given the voters in this election but I will vote for OBAMA because TX does not allow write in votes. Under no earthly circumstances will I vote for a representative from the "Moral Majority" who divorced the wife who stood by him while he was a POW and a month later married the heiress who could buy him a seat on the US Congress........No way will I vote for a man who says we may be in IRAQ for 100 years.......and no way will I vote for a man who chose an ignorant, but controllable, backwoods beauty queen to be his running mate knowing that his age makes it highly unlikely that he, having had cancer 4 times, will survive the next 4 years let alone 8. I am voting for the vice president this time around.......because as likely as it is that McCain will not live to finish a term it is also as likely that bigots and racists will try to assasinate Obama and no way do I want Ms "I can see Russia from my house" in the seat of power.
Whoa - you got some fact-checking to do buddy. You really don't know what you are talking about.
MR Green

Sacramento, CA

#12 Sep 28, 2008
LookyHereee wrote:
Any Obama voter is either racist minority, or a self pity ridden, brain shrunk white.
you must be prejiduced and has every one ignored the fact that obama is part white but thats not the issue how long have black and whites been fueding its no secret remember when we used to play cowboys and indians most of them perished its time to play spooks and honkies
former res

Philadelphia, PA

#13 Sep 28, 2008
Santa Cruz is a joke wrote:
"I am voting for the vice president this time around.......because as likely as it is that McCain will not live to finish a term it is also as likely that bigots and racists will try to assasinate Obama and no way do I want Ms "I can see Russia from my house" in the seat of power. "
......
So youre going to vote for the vice president huh?the one that said his presidential nominee has no business being in the oval office, that he wasnt prepared and that he stands by his statement.
Beautiful. What a tool.
If you think everything is going well right now - by all means vote for Palin/McCain. You'll get a 3rd term of Bush. I think we can do better.
Sally

United States

#15 Sep 28, 2008
Missouri Governor: Obama Truth Squad stinks of Police State tactics
Sep 28, 2008 8:12 AM

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Gov. Blunt Statement on Obama Campaign’s Abusive Use of Missouri Law Enforcement

JEFFERSON CITY - Gov. Matt Blunt today issued the following statement on news reports that have exposed plans by U.S. Senator Barack Obama to use Missouri law enforcement to threaten and intimidate his critics.

“St. Louis County Circuit Attorney Bob McCulloch, St. Louis City Circuit Attorney Jennifer Joyce, Jefferson County Sheriff Glenn Boyer, and Obama and the leader of his Missouri campaign Senator Claire McCaskill have attached the stench of police state tactics to the Obama-Biden campaign.

“What Senator Obama and his helpers are doing is scandalous beyond words, the party that claims to be the party of Thomas Jefferson is abusing the justice system and offices of public trust to silence political criticism with threats of prosecution and criminal punishment.

“This abuse of the law for intimidation insults the most sacred principles and ideals of Jefferson. I can think of nothing more offensive to Jefferson’s thinking than using the power of the state to deprive Americans of their civil rights. The only conceivable purpose of Messrs. McCulloch, Obama and the others is to frighten people away from expressing themselves, to chill free and open debate, to suppress support and donations to conservative organizations targeted by this anti-civil rights, to strangle criticism of Mr. Obama, to suppress ads about his support of higher taxes, and to choke out criticism on television, radio, the Internet, blogs, e-mail and daily conversation about the election.

“Barack Obama needs to grow up. Leftist blogs and others in the press constantly say false things about me and my family. Usually, we ignore false and scurrilous accusations because the purveyors have no credibility. When necessary, we refute them. Enlisting Missouri law enforcement to intimidate people and kill free debate is reminiscent of the Sedition Acts - not a free society.”

http://governor.mo.gov/cgi-bin/coranto/viewne...
Independant_Cent rist_08

Chico, CA

#16 Sep 28, 2008
I can't believe race is even an issue. May I remind you..."it's the economy, stupid!" Sure, McCain is Bush 2.0 (now with grammar and spell check) and will most likely continue some of his policies. However, do you want the most liberal senator in the house...a self-proclaimed muslim...terrorist appeaser...raise taxes...more looser social programs...special interest lobbyists...weakened national defense...don't be fooled by the propaganda and media spin!
Say Again

El Paso, TX

#17 Sep 28, 2008
To Sally from Hollywood...After the Bush 2000 and 2004 election and the dirty politics of Florida, it is difficult to believe anything that comes out of your state. Seems like you have lots to clean up down your way before you start dictating anything to Texas...

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