Black People Politics : "The Official Obama Threats & Racism" thread

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    Now, we all know that Pres. Obama (as well as his wife and children) has been threatened ever since his FIRST campaign and had many racist comments made towards him (wife and children).

    So, HERE, we can post all the VITRIOL that has been spewed against him.

    This is not to "glorify" this HATE but to CHRONICLE it, to remind some of us that we do NOT live in a "POST-RACIAL" world.

    ...that no matter how far we've come, racism is NOT DEAD.


    FEEL FREE TO ADD ON....
     
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    Dan Rather: "He's very ARTICULATE......but he couldn't sell WATERMELONS if you gave him the State Troopers to flag down the traffic."
     
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    Calif. Mayor Who Sent White House Watermelon Patch E-Mail Quits
    Published February 26, 2009
    AP



    LOS ALAMITOS, Calif. -- The mayor of a small Southern California city says he will resign after being criticized for sharing an e-mail picture depicting the White House lawn planted with watermelons under the title "No Easter egg hunt this year."

    Los Alamitos Mayor Dean Grose issued a statement Thursday saying he is sorry and will step down as mayor at the City Council meeting on March 2.

    Grose came under fire for sending the picture to what he called "a small group of friends." One of the recipients, a local businesswoman and city volunteer, publicly scolded the mayor for his actions.
    Grose says he accepts that the e-mail was in poor taste and has affected his ability to lead the city.


    Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2009/02/26/calif-mayor-sent-white-house-watermelon-patch-e-mail-quits/#ixzz2DDAhnwca
     
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    Barack Obama, the 44th President of the United States, has been the target of several assassination threats and alleged plots since he first became a presidential candidate in 2007. Secret Service protection for Obama began after the Senator received a death threat in 2007, when Obama was still serving as then the junior U.S.
    Senator of Illinois and running for president. This marked the first time a candidate received such protection before being nominated.[1] Security was increased early for Barack Obama due to fears of possible assassination attempts by white supremacist or other racist groups or individuals against the first African American major party presidential nominee.[2][3][4]

    Some of the threats have been extended to members of Obama's family, including First Lady Michelle Obama...

    THREATS, 2008 - 2012:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Assassination_threats_against_Barack_Obama
     
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    Obama Facebook threat not a 'big deal,' woman says


    The California woman fired from her job after using a racial slur to describe President Obama on Facebook and speculating that he might be assassinated said she didn't think the posting was "that big of a deal."
    "I'm not racist, and I'm not crazy. just simply stating my opinion.!!!" Denise Helms wrote on Facebook.
    The controversy started Tuesday night. The Facebook statement by Helms, 22, posted immediately after Obama's reelection, went viral and prompted an investigation by the Secret Service about whether it was a true threat.
    "I didn't think it would be that big of a deal," Helms told FOX40 Sacramento in an interview outside her workplace at the Turlock Cold Stone Creamery. "The assassination part is kind of harsh. I'm not saying I'd go do that or anything like that, by any means, but if it was to happen I don't think I'd care one bit."


    http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2012/11/obama-threat-not-a-big-deal-woman-says.html
     
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    Fla. cop resigns after Obama threats


    http://www.usatoday.com/story/theoval/2012/11/23/obama-florida-cop-resigns-assassination/1722063/

    November 23. 2012 - A Florida police detective has resigned after telling colleagues he would volunteer to assassinate President Obama and other members of the Democratic Party.
    Sam Koivisto, a detective with the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office, told the Florida Times-Union newspaper that his comments had been blown out of proportion and that he'd planned to retire in five months anyway.
    The Associated Press reports on the incident that happened shortly after this month's election:
    "The 57-year-old retired this month while facing an internal investigation into his comments to other officers after the election. He told them that if an order came to kill Obama, he 'wouldn't mind being the guy.'

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    Feds: Man arrested for e-mailing threats against Obama

    By the CNN Wire Staff
    updated 3:06 AM EDT, Wed August 22, 2012



    Secret Service agents arrested a Washington man Tuesday for making threats against President Barack Obama, a spokesman with the agency said.​

    The man was identified as Anton Caluori, 31, according to Brian Leary of the Secret Service.​

    Caluori was charged with making threats against the president and assault on a federal officer.​

    Leary said the FBI notified the Secret Service about "alarming e-mails."​

    When agents went to the man's apartment in the Seattle suburb of Federal Way to arrest him, he was armed with a shotgun. Caluori made comments about explosives so a bomb squad was called in, Leary said.​

    Caluori will make his first appearance in court on Wednesday afternoon.​



     
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    Posted at 01:15 PM ET, 05/25/2012
    In Arkansas, racism cuts against Obama

    By Suzi Parker
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs...against-obama/2012/05/25/gJQAxddtpU_blog.html

    ....People will deny it, but racism runs deep in Arkansas.

    In 2008, white people I have known my entire life confessed to me that they would not vote for Obama because of his race. They won’t go on record. They will say otherwise in public. But in a comfortable environment over iced tea when they forget I’m a reporter, they will say this in rural Arkansas – and much of this state would be considered the country.
    If I look perplexed, they will say he's not "a Southern black" so therefore, he doesn’t understand. “Understand what” is never made clear – his place in a confused, archaic society, perhaps?
    They will crack racist jokes. They will insist Obama is a Muslim, a socialist and a Nazi. These are not Republicans necessarily. In fact, many of these people have voted Democratic their entire lives.
    Of course, they won’t be quoted. No one wants to look or sound racist in 21st century America because it’s not politically correct. That’s why pinpointing racism against Obama in the South is so hard to do for reporters. An old Dixie mentality exists that is ingrained from a very young age: White people are superior to blacks. And no matter how much you talk about equality, a lot of people just don’t quite get it. Even in 2012. And they never will.
    “It is not acceptable for persons to state overt racism,” says Dr. Pearl K. Dowe, an assistant political science professor at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. “People are more sophisticated and have developed nuanced ways to express their racial animus. Many persons may harbor symbolic racism that they are not aware of.”
    She tells me that symbolic racism “manifests itself in policy choices, coded language, or belief in stereotypes.
    “One of these stereotypes is that African Americans cannot provide effective leadership,” she says.
    The racism against Obama in Arkansas is ironic, and startling, considering how its citizenry loved calling Bill Clinton the “first black president.” We can love a white president who talks about empowering black people. The ultimate manifestation of that empowerment, though – a black president – may be a little too real.
    Suzi Parker, a sixth-generation Arkansan, is an Arkansas-based political and cultural journalist and author of “Sex in the South: Unbuckling the Bible Belt.” Follow her on Twitter at @SuziParker
     
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