Skip to comments.US blacks fear lingering racism if Obama loses
Posted on 09/03/2012 11:38:51 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina Liz Wills remembers the unbelievable feeling when Barack Obama entered the White House in January 2009. Now she looks fearfully at the specter of his defeat by a Republican candidate she sees as gripped by the racist right.
"I'm old enough to have seen the 'black' and 'white' signs for bathrooms, schools segregated, you couldn't ride in the front of the bus or the train. I saw all of that. I lived through that," Wills, 73, of Durham, North Carolina, told AFP.
"It's not supposed to be segregated now but there's a lot like that still. Racism is alive and well and thriving," she said, speaking in Charlotte, where Democrats are gathering to formally nominate Obama for re-election in November.
Wills was overcome with emotion when a nation struggling to turn the hard-won gains of the civil rights era into real economic change for poor African Americans elected its first black president.
"There are no words that can tell you the true feeling. It was just so exciting. I didn't think I would ever see the day," she told AFP. "They were so beautiful and their hearts looked like they were so warm."
Her tone changes markedly when asked about the prospect of Republican challenger Mitt Romney ousting Obama after one term, an eventuality she said would be akin to a racist backlash.
"I would be depressed if Mitt Romney was elected. I have to be honest with you, I would be depressed," she said. "A lot of it's racism, we have to be truthful, a lot of it would be racism...
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I agree with her, of course it's the blacks that are the racist ones.
So now, George Bush is recognized as a good, moderate Republican?
It’s so predictable, when Reagan died, all the Democrats gnashed their teeth and lamented that the Republican Party had changed since Reagan was in the White House. These same people that heaped all of the same kind of crap on Reagan, that they did Bush.
And now they are repeating the same thing.
If JFK were alive today, he would be considered too conservative to be allowed in the GOP. Same with Reagan.
They’re sure banging the racism drum for all it’s worth, aren’t they?
“The whiteness of the audience as Romney picked up the Republican nod in Tampa last week was staggering, as is polling data that shows anywhere between 90 and 100 percent of blacks prefer Obama over his rival.”
The “staggering” whiteness seems to have resulted from the fact that African Americans prefer Obama- not because they are unwelcome among whites. I hate the way the race card creates the divisiveness that it claims to expose.
yes indeed they are. Even using that splintered crutch about the peanuts being thrown at the black camera woman as a racist attack.
Unsupported, all alleged, yet continues with legs.
BS. And equally retarded, is the fact that the southern blacks have forgotten all about their history and which party provided their freedom and civil rights.
Suckers for free money and other hand outs from the democrats.
“”It’s not supposed to be segregated now but there’s a lot like that still. Racism is alive and well and thriving,” she said, speaking in Charlotte, where Democrats are gathering to formally nominate Obama for re-election in November.”
Where? Did we miss the last Klan rally or something? Have any blacks been refused entry to a restaurant lately? Are black children going to segregated schools? Did the NC government suddenly take away the right to vote of AA’s?
Jeesh. This woman is delusional. She needs to talk to Allan West about the real deal regarding the Democrat plantation and how she can escape it.
OBAMA AND HIS PARTY ARE DESTROYING THIS COUNTRY!!!
This country is going through the slowest recovery (if there is one) since the Great Depression.
The overall unemployment rate is stalled at around 8.5 percent. For Blacks the unemployment rate is about 15 percent. If we calculated unemployment the same way we did during the Carter administration the unemployment rate would be about 12 percent. But whos counting? (Answer Obamas people)
Sure I can understand a certain emotional appeal to someone who actually lived through the Jim Crow era in the South to a President who looks like her but when it comes down to real world decisions one has to step past the emotional baggage that one carries around with them and look at the world as it is, judge the candidates on their records and make a choice based on the weight of the facts.
Obama and his administration have stifled growth with uncontrolled spending, runaway regulation and unalloyed cronyism. Obamas policies have hurt the Black community more than the rest of the country and he should be judged on that fact by the Black community.
The people of the United States are going to vote against Obama not because he is HALF Black but because he has made bad policy and he is a poor president.
Wake up and smell the BS that Obama is shoveling.
No worries, black people are basically aborting themselves out of existence..
They murder their babies at a very high rate..
However an FBI NOT full of Obamaoids could inhibit the anarchy some..
And a Justice Department that stands for “Justice” could help..
But Myth Romney would HAVE TO clean house.. like federal EX-LAX..
Something tells me he WON’T DO THAT..
He gets along with democrats way way too well..
Whom are totally corrupt.. or they wouldn’t even be democrats..
That has to be one of the most disgustingly one-sided and bigoted articles I have ever read. Notice that nobody could leave any comments. Andrew Gully and the AFP are slime.
Europeans, including the French, are convinced of their superiority over the rude & crude Yankee devils. Many of the German and UK writers are much worse.
” There are no black people in the world as well-off as those in the United States. Not even close. “
That’s very true, but for many, many decades they’ve been told by the race baiting community that they have nothing to be proud of...that they are still being abused, and that people hate them because of their skin color.
“I tire of this piffle.”
Just the other week, Biden told them that Romney would put them in chains, and I saw today that Maxine Waters said that the USA not at all liked until Baracka Obama was elected.
There are people of color in this country who would prefer to keep them down, and on the plantation, rather than lift them up...to further their own fortunes.
I hope the general public will be able to see this as clearly as I do pretty soon.
This belies the fact that many white American conservatives where quite proud we elected Obama, despite not wanting his type of government in office.
What lingering racism?
I truly believe this BS is to send the black community a message that when Obarry loses that it is because America is still a racist country and the whole white race is at fault. It is going to be the spark the causes the explosion in the inner cities. It is going to be when we see white Americans killed and assaulted. We think it is bad now with all the black on white violence the last three years. Just wait. The commies are doing all of this on purpose. To destroy the United States of America.
I fear Communism if Obama wins, that is what I am most concerned with. I am so sick of this “White Guilt” BS, it worked in 2008, it wont work again
Dorothea Jones of Boston spoke with fellow Obama campaign volunteer Damian Smith during a cookout rally in Durham, N.C.