I am asking this question because there have been several Obama supporters who are so quick to say that anyone voting for McCain must be a racist. So if someone is African American and they are voting for McCain does that make them racist against their own race? Also if people are voting for Obama only because he is African American doesn't that make those people racist?Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 9:05 AM on Oct. 2, 2008 in Politics & Current Events
Answer by MomToFour247 at 9:11 AM on Oct. 2, 2008
Answer by CluelessCarrie at 9:45 AM on Oct. 2, 2008
to ClueIessCarrie I didn't state that everyone who is African American is going to vote for him just because he is African American. I merely asked the question because there have been several Obama supporters who automatically respond that if you are not voting for Obama you are racist. So I wanted to know what those supporters would say to the African American people who are voting for McCain. That is why I used the "racist against their own race" comment.
Answer by Anonymous at 9:57 AM on Oct. 2, 2008
Answer by CluelessCarrie at 10:04 AM on Oct. 2, 2008
CluelessCarrie. I asked the question that way because I wanted to grab peoples attention. I have read several questions on here regarding McCain/Palin and there are several people who have responded if your not voting for Obama it is because you are racist. I personally am voting on what a candidates qualifications are and what they stand for. Not the color of their skin. The question was more directed toward the people who keep responding the only reason you are not voting for Obama is because you are a racist. I wanted to know what those people would say to African Americans who are not voting for Obama. I guess I should have worded the question differently, sorry.
Answer by Anonymous at 10:13 AM on Oct. 2, 2008
Answer by CluelessCarrie at 10:40 AM on Oct. 2, 2008
Clueless: There have in fact been MANY threads here on CM that eluded to the fact that if you were not voting for Obama you were obviously racists. I think it has more to do with the poster of those threads believing that Obama is the obvious choice a crossed the board and not understanding how someone might not think along those same lines. Thus making it out to be if Obama weren't AA then more people would be voting for him. Now don't get me wrong I don't think in the slightest that those voices are the majority but rather the minority. Yet with all of that being said.. the Anon poster is correct.
Answer by mamakirs at 11:19 AM on Oct. 2, 2008
Answer by lovemybabys1106 at 11:28 AM on Oct. 2, 2008