Black People : OPED: If Sarah Palin Was Black...

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  1. skuderjaymes

    skuderjaymes Contextualizer Synthesizer MEMBER

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    The impenetrable stupidity of Sarah Palin knows no boundaries. She wallows
    in mediocrity. Palin is the queen bee of a cult of personality where to be
    anti-intellectual is a trait to be rewarded. Ultimately, she presides over a
    confederacy of dunces.

    People of color have many a shared experience that comes from being
    racially marked in a White society. One of my favorite examples of this social
    reality is the moment when a crime is announced on the evening news and
    we collectively grimace with the thought, "I hope he or she isn't black/brown
    /yellow/or red." I must also imagine that in a post 9/11 world, my
    Arab-American brothers and sisters likewise have a similar moment where
    they hold their collective breath in dread upon the announcement of some
    act of terrorism (real or imagined, in any part of the world).

    Question: Do white people lower their heads in collective shame when they
    listen to Sarah Palin? Is there a moment where white folks shake their heads
    in mass and say to themselves, "Lord, I wish she weren't white?"

    To be White is to be "normal," "invisible," and quintessentially "American." It
    is also the freedom to be an individual. When crazy white people bomb
    buildings, kill cops in the name of radical right wing politics, go on shooting
    rampages, or more generally just act like fools, it is never framed as a
    "White" problem. I would suggest that these actions are rarely, if ever,
    interrogated for what they reveal about Whiteness and/or white folk at large.
    In short, there is no "I hope that person isn't white" moment. Why? Because
    a given white person's actions are usually a reflection of their individual
    shortcomings, not a commentary on white people as a whole.

    full article: http://wearerespectablenegroes.blogspot.com/
     
  2. LindaChavis

    LindaChavis Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Here is your answer

    Question: Do white people lower their heads in collective shame when they
    listen to Sarah Palin? Is there a moment where white folks shake their heads
    in mass and say to themselves, "Lord, I wish she weren't white?"


    Favorable / Unfavorable
    Nancy Pelosi: 28 / 54
    Harry Reid: 20 / 46
    John Boehner: 21 / 27
    Mitch McConnell: 18 / 30
    Barack Obama: 52 / 45 (chart)
    Joe Biden: 43 / 45
    Sarah Palin: 39 / 54 (chart)
    Hillary Clinton: 59 / 35 (chart)
    Democratic Party: 41 / 48
    Republican Party: 33 / 55

    Tea party
    National

    Favorable / Unfavorable
    Sarah Palin: 37 / 55 (chart)
    Tea Party movement: 25 / 40

    Regardless of whether or not you'd vote for her, do you think Palin is or is not
    qualified to serve as president?
    26% Is qualified, 71% Is not qualified

    Contradictory polls aside, she's a contender: Palin's keynote address at the National Tea Party Convention and her Fox News debut "showed off a public figure at the top of her game," says David Broder in The Washington Post. Her "pitch-perfect" populism fits the mood of the country. Take Palin seriously.
    "Sarah Palin displays her pitch-perfect populism"

    Her base is loud, but not large enough yet to poll correctly: "Governor Palin [generally] appeals to a group of people who are…frustrated, feel disenfranchised, are very conservative,” says Vice-President Joe Biden, as quoted in Politico. While there's no doubt her base extends beyond vocal Tea Party stereotypes, "I don't know that it represents anything approaching a significant portion of the population.”
    "Pollster, Biden agree on Palin"

    Now the point of all this is this, Palin is WHITE, "cute", stupid, likes guns, says anydamthing and gets away with it so you cant compare her with..lets use Jessie Jackson who said he would rip Pres Obama's nuts or anyone else who has made remarks that are black and been castrated by the public. This country for the most part doesnt have good sense and if you dont think she has a shot, I have some snow I would like to sell you..../B]
     
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    TRUTH!
     
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    Sho nuff!

    I certainly don't see Palin ever being described as "articulate."


    However, for a Black man to be "articulate," it's such a surprise, seemingly, a fluke and exception that it must be singled out, commented upon as a "shining" characteristic. :cool:

     
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    Similar observations regarding Palin from Tim Wise:

    For those who still can’t grasp the concept of white privilege, or who are constantly looking for some easy-to-understand examples of it, perhaps this list will help.

    White privilege is when you can get pregnant at seventeen like Bristol Palin and everyone is quick to insist that your life and that of your family is a personal matter, and that no one has a right to judge you or your parents, because "every family has challenges," even as black and Latino families with similar "challenges" are regularly typified as irresponsible, pathological and arbiters of social decay.

    White privilege is when you can call yourself a "******’ redneck," like Bristol Palin’s boyfriend does, and talk about how if anyone messes with you, you'll "kick their ******' ***," and talk about how you like to "shoot ****" for fun, and still be viewed as a responsible, all-American boy (and a great son-in-law to be) rather than a thug.

    Whole article:

    http://www.chakra-girl.com/2008/09/sarah-palin-and-white-privilege-by-tim.html
     
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    Let me say this again, American white people are not collectivists, so if Palin says 2 + 2 = 22 we feel no shame. She owns herself.

    I think her appeal does not rest in her knowledge(or lack of), but in her deep understanding of the constrained vision of governance. She is really a figurehead and not a leader, and that is why I believe she gets so much attention.

    In this way, she has far more in common with President Obama then any of you would likely agree with. Which I totally understand, but I still believe it.
     
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    this is a black site........

    :fyi: i do not care to discuss a white women one way or the other. let that B go.
     
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    ....and another example>>>>


    :cool:
     
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