Black People : THE N-WORD IN THE WHITE HOUSE

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  1. HODEE

    HODEE Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    YOU CANT GET THE LINK.. the word is banned on our site. copy the link and place the word in place to reach articles.

    There should be more support
    ( For Obama ) coming from Black American's!
    Imagine shutting down major portions of the economy. Just this past weekend.

    Movie attendance on July 4, 2014 was felt and it hurt badly. Revenue was down 44%
    THEY FELT THAT!

    What can we do, to unite and help ourselves? Start doing all we can to help our own.

    [​IMG] To have disrespect for him, is disrespect for us all!


    One might like to hope, and one would like to argue that using the phrase in a headline holds a mirror up to Americans. It, with no irony, calls a spade a spade. But in doing so, does it help readers see the hypocrisy and bigotry in the coded language of people such as the stubborn conservatives politicians media pundits? Does it help them understand the visceral depth of the racism that has repeatedly risen up to thwart President Obama’s agenda? Does it help them to understand that “post-racial” is a myth, that racism has just morphed into something more insidious, and therefore more evil.

    THE ****** IN THE WHITE HOUSE

    By James Lincoln Collier
    Published July 2014

    Until recently. however, they have felt constrained to keep their mouths shut.
    But America’s increasing tolerance of far right opinion has made racism more acceptable, so long as it can be disguised, however thinly, as politics.

    Unfortunately, the media, including the New York Times, has been wary of addressing this issue. In its reporting on the subject it says only that Cantor’s problem was his support for immigration reform, including the legalization of people who had been smuggled in as children. There is no doubt that easing of restrictions on immigration, which basically means admitting more Hispanics from Central and South America, is opposed by substantial numbers of Americans. So doing is entirely consistent with what we know about the behavior of groups, about which I have written in WestView before. Groups don’t like strangers, and to non-Hispanic Americans these Central Americans are strangers, with a different language and set of folkways.

    But blacks are seen as even more “different.” In this viewpoint, Obama is not “one of us” to many Americans and is therefore, if not exactly the enemy, at least an outsider.
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    Jim Collier is a straight talking man so when a few months ago he wanted to use the word “******” in an article to shock us into accepting that there still are people who believe and use this outrageous word, our editorial staff took collective objection and we did not print it. The editorial staff continues to object. In this article however Jim reminded me that the New York Times avoids using the word which convinced me that WestView should. –George Capsis

    The uproar in the press at the stunning defeat of Eric Cantor, the former majority leader of the House, “unrivaled in the history of Congressional primaries,” according to the New York Times, has shown a spotlight on the persistence of racism in the United States. The newspaper reports have said that Cantor was “insufficiently conservative” on issues like immigration. This is undoubtly true; but it covers a greater and more important truth: Cantor was defeated mainly because his opponent, a man happily named Brat, was able to tie him to Obama in the minds of voters. Again according to the Times, Brat’s most effective campaign tool was a photograph showing Cantor standing next to the president. Brat took it for granted that a connection to Obama would be disliked by the voters in question. The Times added that such conservative Republicans have “a vocal base that demands unflinching opposition” to Obama and are “determined to stage confrontations with the president at every juncture.”

    Presidents have been subjected to stinging attacks before. Franklin Roosevelt was royally hated by conservatives for his advocacy of social programs and support for unions; and Lincoln was shot for his tolerance of the recent enemy. Ironically, Obama has never strongly pushed for the strong social programs liberals expected of him. He has, indeed, been quite passive in his approach to governing. Conservatives ought therefore to have recognized that for a Democrat Obama was about as good as they could get. But, says the Times, “any hint of cooperation with the president” was the kiss of death for candidates in conservative territory.

    It is possible to draw only one conclusion: these far right voters hate Obama because he is black. The simple truth is that there is still in America an irreducible measure of racism. A large minority have for some six years have been quietly angry that they must have in the White House a member of an inferior class of people. Until recently. however, they have felt constrained to keep their mouths shut. But America’s increasing tolerance of far right opinion has made racism more acceptable, so long as it can be disguised, however thinly, as politics.

    Unfortunately, the media, including the New York Times, has been wary of addressing this issue. In its reporting on the subject it says only that Cantor’s problem was his support for immigration reform, including the legalization of people who had been smuggled in as children. There is no doubt that easing of restrictions on immigration, which basically means admitting more Hispanics from Central and South America, is opposed by substantial numbers of Americans. So doing is entirely consistent with what we know about the behavior of groups, about which I have written in WestView before. Groups don’t like strangers, and to non-Hispanic Americans these Central Americans are strangers, with a different language and set of folkways.

    But blacks are seen as even more “different.” In this viewpoint, Obama is not “one of us” to many Americans and is therefore, if not exactly the enemy, at least an outsider.

    One of the great surprises of this particular election was that the polls consistently showed that Cantor had a huge lead over Brat. The polls were not just slightly off, as they often are, but dramatically wrong. Nobody should have been surprised. Clearly, a whole lot of people who would not admit to a stranger on the phone to being racist, in the polling booths did what their hearts urged them to do: vote against Obama, even though he wasn’t on the ballot. And one of the results of the Brat victory is that we are unlikely to see another black candidate for president for some time to come; the risks are too great for major political parties to take.

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    Newspaper runs headline referring to President Obama as N-word
    http://news.yahoo.com/newspaper-runs-headline-referring-to-president-obama-as-n-word-003206434.html


     
  2. Enki

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    IMO, blacks like Tavis, West, Jesse, and many others let YT know that they were able to disrespect this brutha in this manner. It's no wonder they do him like this when his own kind treats him the same, if not worst. I'm not talking about the people who disagrees with his policies, even I find fault in some of the things he does. I'm talking about the blacks that get on TV and join in with YT to degrade, and debase the brutha.

    For example this fool. The pastor has a large following, and they use his words.


    Peace!
     
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    you know, we talk about the "slavery mentality," and how slave were taught to distrust each other...to put down each other...to not support each other. we see these traits in others but we refuse to look in the mirror...and recognize it in ourselves. there have been so many posts, on this site, that belittle the president...just as the individual did in Enki's post. and we think, because it's us, it's okay to do. yet, we cry about our race, and our problems, and our issues, and why we're where we are, and how we don't support each other.

    AS LONG AS WE REFUSE TO SUPPORT EACH OTHER...AND FIND ANY AND EVERY REASON TO JUSTIFY OUR REFUSAL TO SUPPORT EACH OTHER...WE WILL ALWAYS BE CRYING AND COMPLAINING ABOUT WHY WE'RE WHERE WE ARE.

    each individual of us is the only ONE that's right about anything. each individual of us is the only ONE that knows what's best for ALL of us. each individual of us is the only ONE with the answers to all our problems. yet, not one of those individual has stepped up to do anything about our circumstance...other than complain about the rest of us.

    NO...i don't have the answers to any of our problems. i'm just not complaining about those who are trying to do something about them.
     
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    On point bruh...

    Look at how YT formed the T-party after he got elected, look how congress came together to oppose his every step, look at the way they protect, and make excuses for whites that show him disrespect. We need to take a lesson from them when it comes to banding together. Sterling said that he didn't want blacks at his game, and we came out the wood works. A white calls Obama the "N" word and not one dam peep.

    Peace!
     
  5. Clyde C Coger Jr

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    In the Spirit of Sankofa,


    ... Extra information:

    http://destee.com/index.php?threads/politics-from-the-black-perspective.66166/page-70#post-886879




     
  6. HODEE

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    Good looking out Brother Clyde. You reported this same article yesterday. I didn't see that long thread.
    Do you still hold your chat meetings, or have the issues of the day just over whelmed life again?
    This is a good link back to Politics from the Black Perspective you posted in 2011.
     
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    So since a significant number of people still refer to Jews as Christ-killers, "people who believe and use this outrageous word," the Westview would feel an "obligation" to headline an article: The Christ-killer in the White House?

    Racism: Using the POWER of one's race to oppress one of another race.

    The POTUS feels it quite keenly, coming at him as it does from EVERY quarter of white America. :news:
     
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    Sure brother HODEE, we've got to learn to have each others back.

    On posting the extra information, I just thought about giving your readers another source to review, the New York Post article.

    We enjoyed much success after Monetary and I decided to pull that off. Later, it was decided to stop the Chat Room meetings and just update the Thread. But yes, the
    Politics from the Black Perspective thread is quite long. I've just developed the habit of keeping it filled with interesting issues concerning black politics; as long as Mr. Obama is President.


     
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    This is so shameful. With his ugly ***! President Obama probably knows that this pastor's karma will visit him soon.

    How he can stand in a pulpit and speak the self hate as he is doing ... his prayers are still lying at his feet, in that pulpit! They reached nowhere.
     
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