McGruder Doesn't Consider Obama 'Blac...

McGruder Doesn't Consider Obama 'Black': 'Boondocks' creator angers crowd during Indiana speech.

There are 42 comments on the www.eurweb.com story from Jan 22, 2009, titled McGruder Doesn't Consider Obama 'Black': 'Boondocks' creator angers crowd during Indiana speech.. In it, www.eurweb.com reports that:

*Richmond, Indiana's Pal-item.com is reporting that Aaron McGruder, creator of "The Boondocks" comic strip and animated series, left an audience at local Earlham College a little upset over comments he made about President Barack Obama.

Appearing at the college Monday for Martin Luther King Jr. Day, McGruder answered questions posed by the audience and by associate professor James Logan. On the topic of race and ethnicity, McGruder said that to him, Obama is not black because he is not a ...

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yoda55

United States

#22 Jan 22, 2009
aks wrote:
for god sake why does it matter if hes black? i mean really WHY? of all the things WHY?
he actually isn't black as he is not the decendent of slaves, did you not read the article?

The article made some great points about him
kim

AOL

#23 Jan 22, 2009
Some of these posts are sooooo ignorant! Grow the hell up. This country is going through one of the roughest times we have ever faced and this is the ish people focus on.

“A diamond in the rough...”

Since: Dec 08

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#24 Jan 22, 2009
"We all share the common experiences of being Black in America today - we do not all share a common history. A history that in part makes us who we are - and in some cases (as with the psychological damage that still lingers from slavery) holds us back."

Well said...I agree totally

“losers nit pick on topix”

Since: Jul 07

Earth

#25 Jan 22, 2009
i was always told that if the dad is black and mother any other rach, the child will still be considered black. when did that rule change???

“losers nit pick on topix”

Since: Jul 07

Earth

#26 Jan 22, 2009
*any other race*
Charles tomlinson

United States

#27 Jan 23, 2009
fed up with the mess wrote:
<quoted text>Look at the news your empty headed racist.
seriously dude do u know anything about politics you make no valid points you just talk crap and obama is not a king so he does not reign even though you bow to him in your shrine you have built
SO TRUE

Miami, FL

#28 Jan 23, 2009
Howard University might need to revisit its freshmen orientation material. Or at best, somewhere within four years, a graduate should be able to distinguish between what is "considered" "black" and what is not. Being black has nothing to do with someones ancestor having been a slave, or for that matter NOT having been a slave.

But for the follow-up comment (opinion) issued by the young man, there is a great deal of truth in it.

Since: Nov 08

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#29 Jan 23, 2009
LilBlackGirl wrote:
"We all share the common experiences of being Black in America today - we do not all share a common history. A history that in part makes us who we are - and in some cases (as with the psychological damage that still lingers from slavery) holds us back."
Well said...I agree totally
How can their be psychological damage when there is no one alive today who was sold by their countrymen, brought over on a slave ship and then bought & sold on the open market as a true slave?

Since: Nov 08

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#30 Jan 23, 2009
Tim John wrote:
1775
Philadelphia - The Continental Congress bars blacks from the American Revolutionary army.(Chronology: A Historical Review, Major Events in Black History 1492 thru 1953 by Roger Davis and Wanda Neal-Davis)
About one-fifth of the people of the mainland colonies were of African ancestry. Unlike Latin "America and the West Indies, North American slaves had a high rate of natural increase. About 250,000 Africans were brought to the mainland colonies before 1775, but the total black population numbered 567,000 on the eve of independence. Most lived as slaves working on tobacco and rice plantations in the Southern colonies. Slaves and some free blacks also lived in the Northern colonies, working on small farms or in cities...." Source:("American Revolution," Microsoft Encarta 98 Encyclopedia. Microsoft Corporation.)
How does this prove anything?, I noticed it said "and some free blacks", but they could of been former slaves, who became free, or descendants of former slaves who became free.

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#31 Jan 23, 2009
RedsMom wrote:
<quoted text>
How can their be psychological damage when there is no one alive today who was sold by their countrymen, brought over on a slave ship and then bought & sold on the open market as a true slave?
The inferiority complex was passed down from generation to generation.
Charles tomlinson

United States

#32 Jan 23, 2009
There is nothing holding you back because of slavery and if there is you have personal issues to deal with but there still is this woe is me mentality
cpt

United States

#33 Jan 24, 2009
This cartoonist is the same guy who said he wasn't happy about Colin Powell becoming Sec'y of State because he was guilty of genocide. F him.
Lonewolf

Batesburg, SC

#34 Jan 24, 2009
dgshiner wrote:
He is calling himself a black man so in saying that he is what he is.
As for Change it takes time to change things that have been messed up so badly from previous presidents, also it takes time to undo and redo this man has not been the President for under a month yet.
One things he has done is at least given America HOPE, that is something that has not been done in a while.
Also look how long it took a black man to become President! Lets allow him some consideration just as we did those before him you will have enough time to point the finger!
So,if I call myself king of the world,in saying that I am what I am?That's the stupidest comment I've ever heard.
Lonewolf

Batesburg, SC

#35 Jan 24, 2009
CA Native wrote:
i was always told that if the dad is black and mother any other rach, the child will still be considered black. when did that rule change???
Rule?you were told a lie,it's called a mulatto.

FTR

“Community Liar-in-Chief”

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#36 Jan 24, 2009
LilBlackGirl wrote:
"We all share the common experiences of being Black in America today - we do not all share a common history. A history that in part makes us who we are - and in some cases (as with the psychological damage that still lingers from slavery) holds us back."
Well said...I agree totally
The funny thing here is the only way for any psychological damage related to slavery to occur to the younger generations of today is for it to be placed in their heads by their families! If blacks would just let it go, it would end.

FTR

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#37 Jan 24, 2009
CA Native wrote:
i was always told that if the dad is black and mother any other rach, the child will still be considered black. when did that rule change???
Now...what if the dad is white and the mother is any other race? What color is the kid considered then?

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#38 Jan 24, 2009
FTR wrote:
<quoted text>The funny thing here is the only way for any psychological damage related to slavery to occur to the younger generations of today is for it to be placed in their heads by their families! If blacks would just let it go, it would end.
You don't tell the jews to forget about the holocaust do you? NO, so why us blacks shouldn't know our history, we should learn about slavery because it's our history

and when I say inferiority complex, im talking about the slave minded way of thinking, the self-hatred, the thinking gets passed down,

“losers nit pick on topix”

Since: Jul 07

Earth

#39 Jan 24, 2009
FTR wrote:
<quoted text>Now...what if the dad is white and the mother is any other race? What color is the kid considered then?
"other"

“losers nit pick on topix”

Since: Jul 07

Earth

#40 Jan 24, 2009
Lonewolf wrote:
<quoted text>Rule?you were told a lie,it's called a mulatto.
then why isn't "mulatto" included when filling out race on an application?

i'm tired of filling out "other" on an application, only to be told i'm black just because my "father" is.
look in the mirror

Milledgeville, GA

#42 Jan 25, 2009
The obsession with "blackness" is a sick joke. All these posers trying to out "black" the other guy.

If they haven't noticed, so called "black culture" hasn't done a thing to raise up the black people as a whole.

McGruder should look in the mirror, and see he has the same skin color as Obama.

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