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    Default Jimmy Carter says Obama is facing Racism

    http://www.cnn.com/2009/POLITICS/09/...ama/index.html

    Interesting!

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    "I think an overwhelming portion of the intensely demonstrated animosity toward President Barack Obama is based on the fact that he is a black man, that he's African-American," Carter told NBC News. "I live in the South, and I've seen the South come a long way, and I've seen the rest of the country that shares the South's attitude toward minority groups at that time, particularly African-Americans."

    "That racism inclination still exists, and I think it's bubbled up to the surface because of belief among many white people -- not just in the South but around the country -- that African-Americans are not qualified to lead this great country. It's an abominable circumstance, and it grieves me and concerns me very deeply," Carter said.


    NOTE Please this is not a political thread but a thread about race.

    is part of the hostility by some against President Obama due to what Jim Carter is talking about?
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    Former President Jimmy Carter is on point.
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    For the most part it's educated people who are not in support of Obama because they know what's going on behind the scenes. But then there are those few that do dislike Obama for his race (the small percentage of Black in him ), and those being the ignorant uneducated people in our society. These people really make me angry. I don't think we'll ever get rid of racism.

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    Get em Jimmy!

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    I think some of the animosity we're seeing towards President Obama is due to race. Like Carter, I'm from Georgia and I can tell you that some of those attitudes still exist.

    As a matter of fact, the level of distrust and anger at this administration has been almost unprecedented. I've even heard some go so far as to say, "Well, he's not my President..." I totally disagree with that sentiment. Like it or not, Obama is my president--our president.

    But yeah, I think some of it is due to racial tensions in our country. For example, many voted for President Obama because he was black. Some didn't vote for him because he was black. This is troubling, and it goes to show that as a country we need to take a critical look at how we evaluate people for the highest office in our nation.
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    eh...

    I think racism exists yeah, but racism is very picky and selective on when it surfaces and who it targets, it's typically nto a fundimental dislike of another race.

    How would you explain that those same ignorant people that discredit Obama and dislike his blackness would support a conservative black president. Unfortunatelty, I know people who fit this category, on one hand they start to complain about his race or his Arabic name, but when I object to that, they turn around and say, "Of course, it's not cause he's black, i'd love to see Alan Keys in the white house."

    The same big mouth people that resort to racial discrediting in there opposition to Obama would be the same people that would resort to calling Hillary derogatory female slurs.

    The same ignorant group of people that would dislike Hillary and voice their disdain via sexist speech would in turn support Palin or Elizabeth Dole. They'd support Alan Keys and Sarah Palin, yet they'd oppose Obama and Hillary based on race and gender. So what is the real reason for opposition?

    I think the issue is much more complicated then, "People don't like him because he's black." It's more like, "People don't like him, so they don't like his blackness." This is not some manefistation of white supremacy doctrine, What we are seeing is the targeting of race or gender because it is a cowardly and easy way to oppose a person without having to think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DACBEATS View Post
    For the most part it's educated people who are not in support of Obama because they know what's going on behind the scenes. But then there are those few that do dislike Obama for his race (the small percentage of Black in him ), and those being the ignorant uneducated people in our society. These people really make me angry. I don't think we'll ever get rid of racism.
    What do you mean small percentage of Black in him? What did you do cut him open and measured which part of him is Black? LoL! The dude is Black, period. Black or White has nothing to do with your insides.

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    While I personally think that race plays a role with some Americans, I think the majority who disagree with Obama disagree with him fundamentally based on policies. People who have a knowledge of just what socialism is have rightly picked out some socialist policies/agendas. This isn't new with Obama. America has been moving toward socialism for a long time now. The first bailout (under Bush) was a socialistic maneuver.

    However, President Obama is a little more overt with his socialistic ideas.

    Socialism aside, I think many oppose him because of his stance on abortion.

    I think most people genuinely disagree with Obama, not based on race, but on important issues. What I've found interesting is that I have been called a racist for my views of Obama. Go figure. My father is a Black man. In some cases, not all, I think it's a cop out to pull out the race card and that is not helpful at all.

    Just my opinion...
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    Quote Originally Posted by phil View Post
    eh...

    I think racism exists yeah, but racism is very picky and selective on when it surfaces and who it targets, it's typically nto a fundimental dislike of another race.

    How would you explain that those same ignorant people that discredit Obama and dislike his blackness would support a conservative black president. Unfortunatelty, I know people who fit this category, on one hand they start to complain about his race or his Arabic name, but when I object to that, they turn around and say, "Of course, it's not cause he's black, i'd love to see Alan Keys in the white house."

    The same big mouth people that resort to racial discrediting in there opposition to Obama would be the same people that would resort to calling Hillary derogatory female slurs.

    The same ignorant group of people that would dislike Hillary and voice their disdain viasexist speech would in turn support Palin or Elizabeth Dole. They'd support Alan Keys and Sarah Palin, yet they'd oppose Obama and Hillary based on race and gender. So what is the real reason for opposition?

    I think the issue is much more complicated then, "People don't like him because he's black." It's more like, "People don't like him, so they don't like his blackness." This is not some manefistation of white supremacy doctrine, What we are seeing is the targeting of race or gender because it is a cowardly and easy way to oppose a person without having to think.
    The remarks during the presidential race, the nooses, the burning in effegy, the killing of bears wrapped in USA flags, people plotting to kill him BECAUSE he was black, the Curious George shirts, the racial slurs being yelled at McCains rally's.Now that he's in office you can read about how people refer to him, relate to him, say they want him to fail, "He's not my president" etc..

    This country is still very RACIST.. Now I'm not saying that everybody dislikes Obama because he's black. You have a valid point about people just not liking HIM but would support another conservative African American. He wouldn't be in office if he didn't share a likeability among the vastness of the population.

    But at the same time we can't downplay the signifigance that his race has played i how people view him and relate to thim. I agree with Carter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CCordero View Post
    http://www.cnn.com/2009/POLITICS/09/...ama/index.html

    Interesting!

    Excerpt:

    "I think an overwhelming portion of the intensely demonstrated animosity toward President Barack Obama is based on the fact that he is a black man, that he's African-American," Carter told NBC News. "I live in the South, and I've seen the South come a long way, and I've seen the rest of the country that shares the South's attitude toward minority groups at that time, particularly African-Americans."

    "That racism inclination still exists, and I think it's bubbled up to the surface because of belief among many white people -- not just in the South but around the country -- that African-Americans are not qualified to lead this great country. It's an abominable circumstance, and it grieves me and concerns me very deeply," Carter said.


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    is part of the hostility by some against President Obama due to what Jim Carter is talking about?

    Carter is a sore LOOSER

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    Quote Originally Posted by The apologist View Post
    Carter is a sore LOOSER
    Stay on topic? It's about race, not politics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HCR Zealot View Post
    I think some of the animosity we're seeing towards President Obama is due to race. Like Carter, I'm from Georgia and I can tell you that some of those attitudes still exist.

    As a matter of fact, the level of distrust and anger at this administration has been almost unprecedented. I've even heard some go so far as to say, "Well, he's not my President..." I totally disagree with that sentiment. Like it or not, Obama is my president--our president.

    But yeah, I think some of it is due to racial tensions in our country. For example, many voted for President Obama because he was black. Some didn't vote for him because he was black. This is troubling, and it goes to show that as a country we need to take a critical look at how we evaluate people for the highest office in our nation.

    The same things were said about BUSH by 85% of my black friends. I knew this was going to happen. If a black dude criticizes NOBAMA then he's a UNCLE TOM, If a white dude criticizes NOBAMA well then he must be a racist.Im tire of this, OBAMA is a SOCIALIST and his policies are too extreme to the left. People said the meanest things about BUSH now it is time for you OBAMANITES to deal with the same things. Joe Wilson just expressed how alot of us feel about the mans policies. 90% of the anti-obama stuff is pure politics, please keep your racecards in your pockets now it is not the time to use it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lynaz24 View Post
    The remarks during the presidential race, the nooses, the burning in effegy, the killing of bears wrapped in USA flags, people plotting to kill him BECAUSE he was black, the Curious George shirts, the racial slurs being yelled at McCains rally's.Now that he's in office you can read about how people refer to him, relate to him, say they want him to fail, "He's not my president" etc..

    This country is still very RACIST.. Now I'm not saying that everybody dislikes Obama because he's black. You have a valid point about people just not liking HIM but would support another conservative African American. He wouldn't be in office if he didn't share a likeability among the vastness of the population.

    But at the same time we can't downplay the signifigance that his race has played i how people view him and relate to thim. I agree with Carter.
    Sure, racial tension is defiantly present, but I think you and Carter are drastically oversimplifying it.

    We can't solve the problem if we don't appropriately understand it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by naijagirl View Post
    Stay on topic? It's about race, not politics.
    im on topic, looser carter was mention and i express how i feel about him

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    Quote Originally Posted by naijagirl View Post
    Stay on topic? It's about race, not politics.
    Yeah right!

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    Quote Originally Posted by naijagirl View Post
    Stay on topic? It's about race, not politics.
    Yeah, not about politics, even though Jimmy Carter has done some great things after his presidency --Habitat For Humanity. I think Jimmy Carter is probably the only president who left office and into social services.

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    http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/13/op...agewanted=1&em

    WHAT do you get when you combine the worst economic downturn since the Depression with the first black president? A surge of white racial resentment, loosely disguised as a populist revolt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CCordero View Post
    Yeah, not about politics, even though Jimmy Carter has done some great things after his presidency --Habitat For Humanity. I think Jimmy Carter is probably the only president who left office and into social services.
    Habitat for Humanity was the ONLY good thing he did besides saying he was a born again christian. Carter blames everything on race

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    Quote Originally Posted by The apologist View Post
    im on topic, looser carter was mention and i express how i feel about him
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    Then we should of never voted for a black president until things gotten better

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