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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 12
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2013-02-27 01:21:14 PM
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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.

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

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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 11:56:05 AM
2 votes:
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.
2013-02-27 01:58:23 PM
1 votes:
America's first black President.

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2013-02-27 12:51:06 PM
1 votes:

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
2013-02-27 12:44:23 PM
1 votes:

Scoonie97: What about Claudette Colvin?


RanDomino: This is stupid. She was just one of many. She happened to be the one that got the headlines.

The purpose of making heroes out of people like her and MLK is to make the rest of us think that there was something special about them. There wasn't. Anyone can do it. All they had was organization and will, and those are things anyone can get.


Organization and will is a big part of WHY Rosa Parks got the headlines and Claudette Colvin didn't. Lots of people were arrested under Jim Crow laws, being able to bring the issue to a wider audience and ignite a movement is the part we celebrate. Rosa Parks had already been active for years in the NAACP, and was part of the leadership of the local branch. She wasn't just a tired old lady (she wasn't even that old) who didn't want to get up and move, she was a politically savvy activist who seized an opportunity to make a statement.
2013-02-27 12:42:04 PM
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RanDomino: This is stupid. She was just one of many. She happened to be the one that got the headlines.

The purpose of making heroes out of people like her and MLK is to make the rest of us think that there was something special about them. There wasn't. Anyone can do it. All they had was organization and will, and those are things anyone can get.


The purpose of lynching a black man was to make the rest of us thing there was something worthless and sub-human about that individual and about all black people in general. And the lynchers were certainly organized. So I don't blame the tactics used by the civil rights movement. At least they didn't say burn baby burn.
2013-02-27 12:33:21 PM
1 votes:
Aren't all humans one color or another?
2013-02-27 12:01:13 PM
1 votes:

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
2013-02-27 11:55:49 AM
1 votes:
What about Claudette Colvin?
2013-02-27 11:53:19 AM
1 votes:
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

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

i.huffpost.com
2013-02-27 11:29:01 AM
1 votes:
What, no Annoying Orange reference?
2013-02-27 11:18:07 AM
1 votes:
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