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(The Hill)   Our two most prominent leaders of color; America's first black president and its first orange Speaker of the House are set to attend the unveiling a statue of Rosa Parks in the Capitol Rotunda   (thehill.com) divider line 86
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2013-02-27 01:16:30 PM  

Dr._Michael_Hfuhruhurr: My grandfather and Rosa Parks started the civil rights movement.


Well, then your grandfather sucks!
 
2013-02-27 01:16:42 PM  

DROxINxTHExWIND: trekkiecougar: Magorn: Clemkadidlefark: Subby - Obama is not "black". He is  Mulatto - a person of mixed white and black ancestry; esp. A person with one white and one black parent.

[i2.cdn.turner.com image 270x360]

This is a Black Man. All black, all the time. Doesn't have to try and fool people.

[i.huffpost.com image 260x190]

Obama probably has less white blood by percentage than most "black" people in the US,  miscengenation was a very popular past-time back in the bad old days in the South even if lots of members of the "pure white race" try to deny thier own ancestry.  and IIRC, the rule was more than 1/16th black made you black back when that was a BAD thing, so it seems only fair to apply the same standard when it's a positive one

It's time to deal with real biology and real science, not some made up bullshiat created by greedy white asswipes so that more people- even their own children- would be consider slaves and therefore property.

Obama is bi-racial. He is just as much white as he is black.

The true test of blackness is to dress Obama in a suit and have him attempt to hail a cab after dark.

/He's black


You are obsessed with skin color, you must be racist.
 
2013-02-27 01:21:14 PM  

trekkiecougar: Magorn: Clemkadidlefark: Subby - Obama is not "black". He is  Mulatto - a person of mixed white and black ancestry; esp. A person with one white and one black parent.

[i2.cdn.turner.com image 270x360]

This is a Black Man. All black, all the time. Doesn't have to try and fool people.

[i.huffpost.com image 260x190]

Obama probably has less white blood by percentage than most "black" people in the US,  miscengenation was a very popular past-time back in the bad old days in the South even if lots of members of the "pure white race" try to deny thier own ancestry.  and IIRC, the rule was more than 1/16th black made you black back when that was a BAD thing, so it seems only fair to apply the same standard when it's a positive one

It's time to deal with real biology and real science, not some made up bullshiat created by greedy white asswipes so that more people- even their own children- would be consider slaves and therefore property.

Obama is bi-racial. He is just as much white as he is black.


Yes, agreed, but my point is, so is nearly every "black" person in america.  Have you ever seen an African Immigrant from Ghana, or Nigeria, or any of the sub-sharan african countries? they are BLACk,  not dark brown or even light brown but pure purple-black like mahogany.  All of the lighter skin tones come from racial mixing.  Say Obama is "bi-racial" and you are speaking the truth, but say that he is "black" and you've made an equally true statement.  Race is a purely cultural construct, there is zero biology to it.   Two Kalahari Bushmen from neighboring villages have more genetic diversity between thier DNA profiles than an Irishman does from an Eskimo.

And Culturally Obama's all over the map.  His mom was a white girl from Kansas, and since she raised him, you could say that culturally he's white.   OTOH his skin color certainly meant  he was treated like a black man most of his life, with all the attendant prejudices and disadvantages that entails, so you could. equally fairly  claim he was black.   In Hawaii he was called and treated as a "howlie"  which is a Hawaiin word refering to a pale malevolent ghost usually used as a slang cognate for "honkey"  though it also means Not Hawaiian, ie mainlander.   Obama is often also claimed as America's first Asian president by Asian supporters because of the Asian cultural influences in Hawaii and Indonesia where he spent many of his formative years.

At this point though,I think it is safe to say that Obama has been firmly identified as black, has embraced the fact that he is black and the living embodiment of a milestone in America's civil right's struggle, so I think we can call him black and let it be
 
2013-02-27 01:39:54 PM  
Our two most prominent leaders of color

So what color were they?
 
2013-02-27 01:39:58 PM  
Too bad Stan Jones was unsuccessful.

news.bbc.co.uk
 
2013-02-27 01:47:15 PM  
So now our resident righties are saying the president's white?  Then why do you hate him, again?
Your logic gets so twisted you must have to screw your pants on in the morning.
 
2013-02-27 01:50:23 PM  
The POTUS is oreo not all the way black.

I guess he actually is African American though being from Kenya.
 
2013-02-27 01:51:24 PM  

SuperNinjaToad: In the pantheon of American historic figures, her spirit and actions stand high and I'm glad to see her being honored in this way.

I've always wondered if the unknown bus driver or the white men who asked her to moved to the back of the bus on that fateful day in Alabama regretted their actions and have come to terms with it.


The bus company didn't much care where people sat, and had no interest in angering their predominantly black ridership.
 
2013-02-27 01:57:41 PM  
Snooki is a politician?
 
2013-02-27 01:58:23 PM  
America's first black President.

images.askmen.com
 
2013-02-27 02:09:06 PM  

Billy Bathsalt: So now our resident righties are saying the president's white? Then why do you hate him, again?


Because he's a Communist.
 
2013-02-27 02:12:25 PM  
It's not that we hate him.  We would just like to see him make a graceful transition from the White House to the back of a milk carton.
 
2013-02-27 02:16:05 PM  
Somewhere deep in Hell, the soul of J. Edgar Hoover must be seriously raging.

And then he's told to report to Satan because it's time for his "Daily Pineapple". ;)
 
2013-02-27 02:19:14 PM  

AverageAmericanGuy: Rosa Parks isn't important so much as a symbol of the civil rights movement, which of course she is, but as a symbol of the American spirit. Indomitable, dogged, and willing to fight for what is right. Her small action on that day represents the voices of the millions crushed under the yoke of inequality. The demand to be taken seriously as a citizen, a neighbor, and a human being.

In the pantheon of American historic figures, her spirit and actions stand high and I'm glad to see her being honored in this way.


Indeed. In fact, her name is even invoked by the anti-disarmament movement for this very reason.
 
2013-02-27 02:25:25 PM  
Joe Blowme:
You are obsessed with skin color, you must be racist.

I'm also obsessed with breasts. That doesn't make me a misogynist
 
2013-02-27 02:35:53 PM  
"taking time to visit the Birmingham, Ala., bus where she famously refused to give up her seat"

FAIL. Hasn't anyone ever heard of the Montgomery Bus Boycott?
 
2013-02-27 02:55:02 PM  

Agent Smiths Laugh: Aren't all humans one color or another?


Not if you have vitiligo.
 
2013-02-27 03:00:39 PM  

DROxINxTHExWIND: Joe Blowme:
You are obsessed with skin color, you must be racist.

I'm also obsessed with breasts. That doesn't make me a misogynist


No, you are simple suffering from mazophilia
 
2013-02-27 03:09:10 PM  

Magorn: trekkiecougar: Magorn: Clemkadidlefark: Subby - Obama is not "black". He is  Mulatto - a person of mixed white and black ancestry; esp. A person with one white and one black parent.

[i2.cdn.turner.com image 270x360]

This is a Black Man. All black, all the time. Doesn't have to try and fool people.

[i.huffpost.com image 260x190]

Obama probably has less white blood by percentage than most "black" people in the US,  miscengenation was a very popular past-time back in the bad old days in the South even if lots of members of the "pure white race" try to deny thier own ancestry.  and IIRC, the rule was more than 1/16th black made you black back when that was a BAD thing, so it seems only fair to apply the same standard when it's a positive one

It's time to deal with real biology and real science, not some made up bullshiat created by greedy white asswipes so that more people- even their own children- would be consider slaves and therefore property.

Obama is bi-racial. He is just as much white as he is black.

Yes, agreed, but my point is, so is nearly every "black" person in america.  Have you ever seen an African Immigrant from Ghana, or Nigeria, or any of the sub-sharan african countries? they are BLACk,  not dark brown or even light brown but pure purple-black like mahogany.  All of the lighter skin tones come from racial mixing.  Say Obama is "bi-racial" and you are speaking the truth, but say that he is "black" and you've made an equally true statement.  Race is a purely cultural construct, there is zero biology to it.   Two Kalahari Bushmen from neighboring villages have more genetic diversity between thier DNA profiles than an Irishman does from an Eskimo.

And Culturally Obama's all over the map.  His mom was a white girl from Kansas, and since she raised him, you could say that culturally he's white.   OTOH his skin color certainly meant  he was treated like a black man most of his life, with all the attendant prejudices and disadvantages that entails, so you could. equally fairly  claim he was black.   In Hawaii he was called and treated as a "howlie"  which is a Hawaiin word refering to a pale malevolent ghost usually used as a slang cognate for "honkey"  though it also means Not Hawaiian, ie mainlander.   Obama is often also claimed as America's first Asian president by Asian supporters because of the Asian cultural influences in Hawaii and Indonesia where he spent many of his formative years.

At this point though,I think it is safe to say that Obama has been firmly identified as black, has embraced the fact that he is black and the living embodiment of a milestone in America's civil right's struggle, so I think we can call him black and let it be


Well put.

I imagine Obama was called "hapa" (Hawaiian for mixed) more so than "haole".......
 
2013-02-27 03:25:10 PM  

Joe Blowme: DROxINxTHExWIND: Joe Blowme:
You are obsessed with skin color, you must be racist.

I'm also obsessed with breasts. That doesn't make me a misogynist

No, you are simple suffering from mazophilia


The fear of Italian cheese?
 
2013-02-27 03:27:36 PM  

DROxINxTHExWIND: trekkiecougar: Magorn: Clemkadidlefark: Subby - Obama is not "black". He is  Mulatto - a person of mixed white and black ancestry; esp. A person with one white and one black parent.

[i2.cdn.turner.com image 270x360]

This is a Black Man. All black, all the time. Doesn't have to try and fool people.

[i.huffpost.com image 260x190]

Obama probably has less white blood by percentage than most "black" people in the US,  miscengenation was a very popular past-time back in the bad old days in the South even if lots of members of the "pure white race" try to deny thier own ancestry.  and IIRC, the rule was more than 1/16th black made you black back when that was a BAD thing, so it seems only fair to apply the same standard when it's a positive one

It's time to deal with real biology and real science, not some made up bullshiat created by greedy white asswipes so that more people- even their own children- would be consider slaves and therefore property.

Obama is bi-racial. He is just as much white as he is black.

The true test of blackness is to dress Obama in a suit and have him attempt to hail a cab after dark.

/He's black


I imagine Obama could get a cab after dark.

And this headline is marvelous.
 
2013-02-27 03:36:29 PM  

Scoonie97: What about Claudette Colvin?


Thank you, I learned something today.
 
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2013-02-27 05:37:47 PM  

Clemkadidlefark: Subby - Obama is not "black". He is  Mulatto - a person of mixed white and black ancestry; esp. A person with one white and one black parent.

[i2.cdn.turner.com image 270x360]

This is a Black Man. All black, all the time. Doesn't have to try and fool people.

[i.huffpost.com image 260x190]


Is bringing back hypodescent the latest GOP idea?
 
2013-02-27 05:48:54 PM  
www.morethings.com
 
2013-02-27 06:10:40 PM  

Clemkadidlefark: Subby - Obama is not "black". He is  Mulatto - a person of mixed white and black ancestry; esp. A person with one white and one black parent.

[i2.cdn.turner.com image 270x360]

This is a Black Man. All black, all the time. Doesn't have to try and fool people.

[i.huffpost.com image 260x190]


All I see are homo sapiens with varying degrees of pigment in their skin that gives them a lighter or darker brown appearance.  Everything else is bullshiat we create in our head.
 
2013-02-27 06:52:44 PM  
Approves

4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-02-27 07:05:31 PM  
That's one tall Oompa Loompa.
 
2013-02-27 07:16:19 PM  

Kibbler: Rosa Park, the heroine of the never-ending struggle for real Americans to carry their constitutionally-guaranteed weapons at all times to protect their lesser libby brethren from evil gubbmint.

Or was that Martin Luther King.


No that was Huey Newton and Eldridge Cleaver.
 
2013-02-27 07:20:47 PM  
Rosa parks didn't NEED to sit in the front of a bus...
 
2013-02-27 08:20:38 PM  
Subby must have been sleeping when Bill Clinton was declared the first black President.
 
2013-02-27 08:34:41 PM  

Yogimus: Rosa parks didn't NEED to sit in the front of a bus...


Yeah but the nazis she was hiding from were in the back. She'd have been found out and never would have started the red cross!
 
2013-02-27 08:39:04 PM  

Goimir: Yogimus: Rosa parks didn't NEED to sit in the front of a bus...

Yeah but the nazis she was hiding from were in the back. She'd have been found out and never would have started the red cross!


Rosa Parks, Field General of the militant wing of the salvation army
 
2013-02-27 10:03:22 PM  
Headline is wrong regarding the President.
 
2013-02-27 11:28:36 PM  
Republicans wanted her statue placed in the back of the Statuary Hall.
 
2013-02-28 12:13:04 AM  
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2013-02-28 12:57:57 AM  

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Not revenue. Employment.
 
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