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 http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/09/05/Racism-Alert-Vote-Black-Buttons-At-the-DNC

Racism Alert: 'Vote Black' Buttons At The DNC

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One of my favorite things about conventions -- either party -- are the enthusiastic sartorial choices of many delegates. This year's DNC was no different, except for these pins:

Is this a progressive attempt to be humorous? You can never tell, with these people. They're up in arms simply because Erick Erickson cracked wise over the incessant pitches for free birth control due to sexual recreation, so you never know. (They're ignoring that I reTweeted it so they can say it's sexist.) I'm going to take them at their word and assume that they only want black Americans for president now.

According to the Progressive Guidebook to Political Correctness, this constitutes Racismâ„¢. Salon's Joan Walsh will be pulling out her dog whistle any moment now, surely.

 ETA: http://www.cafemom.com/group/99198/forums/read/17464383/White_Back_In_The_White_House_T_Shirt_At_Ohio_Campaign_Event_PHOTO

A s/o, of sorts.

by on Oct. 14, 2012 at 4:32 PM
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little.worthen
by Tess on Oct. 15, 2012 at 1:49 PM
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I will never vote for Obama..

But I think they're hilarious. Come on everyone knows that saying, it's just a spin on it. A little humor. All in good fun
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jadedcynic
by NerdyJen on Oct. 15, 2012 at 1:52 PM

You can disagree with it all you want, but I didn't make the rule. These were the rules that people went by in the South (and even other parts) when it came to race. The Color of Water is a really good book that examines this issue. The author's mother was white, but he didn't even realize it growing up because she worked hard to make race a non-issue. When he became an adult, however, he learned what a big issue it really is.

Quoting Naturewoman4:

I don't agree with that at all.  So, if I had ANY black in me at all, I would consider myself black?  IF you are going to go by that, George Zimmerman would be black then.  GZ is multi-racial, because he has white, latino, black ancestors.  As far as I know, Obama has black & white.  Black father & white mother.  White grandparents.  So, he's Bi-Racial. 

Quoting jadedcynic:

According to the old One Drop Rule, anyone with any Black ancestors was considered Black, no matter what their actual skin color. So, yes, he would be considered Black.

Quoting Naturewoman4:

I agree.  Obama is not our 1st Black President, like what we keep hearing.  He is bi-racial, half black/half white.  I'm tired of hearing that we have our 1st Black American President & am sick and tired of hearing that.  Those buttons that speak about keeping a Black President in & putting a White President back in office, is quite disgusting to me.  I'm so tired of all this racial bs.  I wish people would go by the job of a  President, instead of the color of their skin.

Quoting NiCo86:

I wish people would stop this ... I have several issues with this ...

it's okay for Obama's supporters to use Obama's race as an excuse/reason, but it's not okay for anybody against Obama (I personally don't view race as an issue at all, honestly, what does him being black have to do with anything?)

Obama is not the first black president. As a matter of fact, he's the first multi-racial president, as his mother was white and his father black.

race should not be a factor AT ALL when it comes to ... well ... ANYTHING!!!! Besides, "once you go black" blah blah blah is a sexually suggestive terminology ... so they are being racist and sexual

I wish that all parties involved in an election would grow up, focus on the issues, and tell us why THEY are better for the job, not why others are BAD for the job!





timeforprogress
by Silver Member on Oct. 15, 2012 at 1:54 PM
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Are people really not seeing the button for what it is?  It is a play on the phrase "Once you go black you never go back."  It is a joke and is not being used to convey racist beliefs. 

Could it be seen as bad taste?  Sure just as the original phrase can be, especially when being used as a pick up line. ;-)  That however does not make it equally as despicable as the t-shirt it is being compared to. The intent of the message has to be taken into consideration here.

rosaleeandtwo
by Member on Oct. 15, 2012 at 1:56 PM

I've heard that sentiment before, but more related to sex.  So I would guess its a play on that.  Not offended.

And I wasn't offended by the "keep the white  in the white house" or whatever shirt either.  I thought it was racist, which makes me feel more pity than anger.  How sad to be that ignorant.

Coconutty4Hubby
by Bronze Member on Oct. 15, 2012 at 2:44 PM

omg, for everyone to say it isn't racist, it is. Yes, I find it humorous, omg, call me a racist then.  Yes, it is a joke about the saying 'once you go black, you don't go back'...  It is freaking funny!  If I was voting for Obama, I'd wear the damn thing.

If you get offended, then you are wasting your life.

Live, laugh, love

shannonnigans
by Platinum Member on Oct. 15, 2012 at 3:35 PM
Exactly. I boil it down to its essence. If its enough to be persecuted for, it's enough to claim as your heritage.


Quoting jadedcynic:

You can disagree with it all you want, but I didn't make the rule. These were the rules that people went by in the South (and even other parts) when it came to race. The Color of Water is a really good book that examines this issue. The author's mother was white, but he didn't even realize it growing up because she worked hard to make race a non-issue. When he became an adult, however, he learned what a big issue it really is.

Quoting Naturewoman4:

I don't agree with that at all.  So, if I had ANY black in me at all, I would consider myself black?  IF you are going to go by that, George Zimmerman would be black then.  GZ is multi-racial, because he has white, latino, black ancestors.  As far as I know, Obama has black & white.  Black father & white mother.  White grandparents.  So, he's Bi-Racial. 


Quoting jadedcynic:


According to the old One Drop Rule, anyone with any Black ancestors was considered Black, no matter what their actual skin color. So, yes, he would be considered Black.


Quoting Naturewoman4:


I agree.  Obama is not our 1st Black President, like what we keep hearing.  He is bi-racial, half black/half white.  I'm tired of hearing that we have our 1st Black American President & am sick and tired of hearing that.  Those buttons that speak about keeping a Black President in & putting a White President back in office, is quite disgusting to me.  I'm so tired of all this racial bs.  I wish people would go by the job of a  President, instead of the color of their skin.


Quoting NiCo86:


I wish people would stop this ... I have several issues with this ...


it's okay for Obama's supporters to use Obama's race as an excuse/reason, but it's not okay for anybody against Obama (I personally don't view race as an issue at all, honestly, what does him being black have to do with anything?)


Obama is not the first black president. As a matter of fact, he's the first multi-racial president, as his mother was white and his father black.


race should not be a factor AT ALL when it comes to ... well ... ANYTHING!!!! Besides, "once you go black" blah blah blah is a sexually suggestive terminology ... so they are being racist and sexual


I wish that all parties involved in an election would grow up, focus on the issues, and tell us why THEY are better for the job, not why others are BAD for the job!









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pamelax3
by Gold Member on Oct. 15, 2012 at 4:32 PM
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Race needs to be left out of the election. We need to focus on the real issues at hand. I do not care if the person is green with pink polka dots, I just want someone who can safe this country form an economic catastrophe

p1r4t3cr0pc1rcl
by on Oct. 15, 2012 at 4:45 PM

Eh.

wowguildmomma
by Member on Oct. 15, 2012 at 5:58 PM

the race card is way old. I don't care if you have purple spots and worship a flying squirrel as long as the job can get done but that won't happen no matter who ends up president for at least the next several terms. This mess we are end took decades to get to this point and it can not be fixed by one person in the span of 4 years. It just isn't possible no matter what fairy tale the politicians spin. Cause no matter what promises they make unless it is approached openly by all in the government with no power bids, hidden agendas or corporate schemes it just won't happen as there is no such thing as a honest politician. So instead we will just have to trudge right along and wait for time to take its toll. Every civilization has its rise and fall and nothing ever lasts forever. That is the only guarentee and all we can do is hope that what comes is better and be prepared for things to get harder cause getting uphill is always more work than the way down.

paganbaby
by Teflon Don on Oct. 15, 2012 at 6:15 PM

I guess because I've never been offended by the button phrase. It's kinda funny but the t shirt has more of the, "I hate Dem Neegers!" vibe to it. *Shrugs*

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