There seems to still be a good portion of questions that refer to Obama and racism. I know that many of the more conservative women in this section are not interested in the least in his heritage, yet we are still called racists and if we aren't out and out called one, it is implied through wording. My question is, if you see others as racist, does that say more about your own background or situation than it does about other's point of view?
Asked by Anonymous at 9:26 PM on Aug. 12, 2009 in Politics & Current Events
Answer by Anonymous at 12:10 AM on Aug. 13, 2009
Answer by Sisteract at 9:40 PM on Aug. 12, 2009
I suppose I ask because I don't see things like that (with racism attached). I see the same posters either calling others racist, or implying it through their wording. I think this tends to hurt their case, as even if they are right, they are using racism as THE reason someone disagrees with Obama. I wasn't happy with a lot of the things that Bush did, but it had nothing to do with his white skin. Rather it had to do with how I felt his decisions would impact our nation. Same goes for our current POTUS.
I feel that some people that either experience racism on a regular basis tend to use the racist card more often than those that can give good reasoning for their disdain for the decisions that are being made.
Answer by Anonymous at 9:45 PM on Aug. 12, 2009
Answer by tnmomofive at 9:51 PM on Aug. 12, 2009
Answer by tnmomofive at 10:08 PM on Aug. 12, 2009
Answer by LiliM at 10:13 PM on Aug. 12, 2009
Answer by Sisteract at 10:14 PM on Aug. 12, 2009
There is a hate of Obama as both a person and a pres that is really frightening to me.
LiliM, I haven't seen this type of hate for a very long time. Can you elaborate (obviously without using screen names)? Like comments that have been said?
And for reference, I was really speaking more to those that call others racist just because we don't believe in Obama's ideals. Not about Obama himself. I have moved past being called a racist because of my fundamental difference of opinion, but some of his supporters just keep at it like if they chip away enough they will find a little racist nugget in the middle. Why the need to label.
Answer by Anonymous at 10:19 PM on Aug. 12, 2009