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US blacks fear lingering racism if Obama loses
Agence France-Presse ^ | September 3, 2012 | Andrew Gully

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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TOPICS: Conspiracy; Politics; Society
KEYWORDS: blacks; democrats; northcarolina; obama; peanutgate; racism; romney; scotus
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I tire of this piffle. There are no black people in the world as well-off as those in the United States. Not even close.
1 posted on 09/03/2012 11:38:53 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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U.S. whites fear lingering racism if Obama wins.
2 posted on 09/03/2012 11:41:56 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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Racism is alive and well and thriving,

I agree with her, of course it's the blacks that are the racist ones.

3 posted on 09/03/2012 11:43:13 PM PDT by dfwgator (I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
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"I believe that voters will be presented with a very stark choice in November. This is going to be a very different country if Republicans come in. George W. Bush's Republican Party is not the Republican Party out there today."

So now, George Bush is recognized as a good, moderate Republican?

4 posted on 09/03/2012 11:48:29 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

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.


5 posted on 09/03/2012 11:51:59 PM PDT by dfwgator (I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
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To: dfwgator

If JFK were alive today, he would be considered too conservative to be allowed in the GOP. Same with Reagan.


6 posted on 09/03/2012 11:54:40 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

They’re sure banging the racism drum for all it’s worth, aren’t they?


7 posted on 09/03/2012 11:55:10 PM PDT by Ronin (Dumb, dependent and Democrat is no way to go through life - Rep. L. Gohmert, Tex)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“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.


8 posted on 09/03/2012 11:56:09 PM PDT by ransomnote
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To: Ronin

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.


9 posted on 09/04/2012 12:02:28 AM PDT by onona (Thank you fellow Freepers)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“”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.


10 posted on 09/04/2012 12:03:07 AM PDT by princeofdarkness (The Obama Administration is circling the wagons. But the Truth Indians are using flaming arrows.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I would be depressed," she said. "A lot of it's racism, we have to be truthful, a lot of it would be racism...

WAKE UP!!!

WAKE UP!!!

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 who’s counting? (Answer Obama’s 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. Obama’s 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.

11 posted on 09/04/2012 12:05:27 AM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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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..


12 posted on 09/04/2012 12:05:42 AM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


13 posted on 09/04/2012 12:07:21 AM PDT by winner3000
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To: winner3000

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.


14 posted on 09/04/2012 12:10:21 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

” 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.


15 posted on 09/04/2012 12:18:11 AM PDT by dixiechick2000 (This hobbit is looking for her pitchfork...God help the GOP if I find it.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This belies the fact that many white American conservatives where quite proud we elected Obama, despite not wanting his type of government in office.


16 posted on 09/04/2012 12:19:00 AM PDT by Usagi_yo
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What lingering racism?

Theirs?


17 posted on 09/04/2012 12:19:41 AM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Ronin

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.


18 posted on 09/04/2012 12:19:43 AM PDT by crazydad (-` sd)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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


19 posted on 09/04/2012 12:20:50 AM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

2008

Dorothea Jones of Boston spoke with fellow Obama campaign volunteer Damian Smith during a cookout rally in Durham, N.C.

http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2008/10/28/where_the_fight_is/

http://fundrace.huffingtonpost.com/neighbors.php?type=name_address&lat=42.3186020000&lng=-71.0876570000&lname=Jones&fname=Dorothea


20 posted on 09/04/2012 12:34:04 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: crazydad

For self-defense: .22 beats .45
http://www.wnd.com/wnd_video/for-self-defense-22-beats-45/


21 posted on 09/04/2012 12:39:50 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

It seems to me the racists are the ones who voted for Obama

Fully 96 percent of black voters supported Obama and constituted 13 percent of the electorate, a 2-percentage-point rise in their national turnout. As in past years, black women turned out at a higher rate than black men.


22 posted on 09/04/2012 12:40:01 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Seriously?!?

Funny...I recall vividly how black people with whom I’d been on very friendly terms in the shops I frequent suddenly became surly and nasty after he won.

I remember all the ‘yute packs’ in the WalMart strip mall chanting “We run you now!” at passersby.

I don’t recall myself or anybody else yelling stuff like that at them whenever any other president won.

I can’t believe they’re stupid enough to buy the Dem’s ‘racist’ psy-ops crap.


23 posted on 09/04/2012 12:41:42 AM PDT by Salamander (Can't sleep, the clowns will eat me)
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To: winner3000

Andrew Gully
Americas Desk Editor, Washington
AFP

Different atmosphere at Dem convention compared to RNC. Doesn’t feel rented but definitely feels nervous. Will he won’t he. I think he will
about 2 hours ago

More written about Clint #Eastwood and his nonsensical RNC cameo tonight than about #Syria or #Libya for the past week #beautifulworld
Friday, August 31st

So how’s the Romney convention makeover going? Tune in to afp’s coverage of the #USA2012 election. Up to night VP pick Paul Ryan. Big moment
Wednesday, August 29th


24 posted on 09/04/2012 12:46:20 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: winner3000

https://mobile.twitter.com/#!/mcgully


25 posted on 09/04/2012 12:51:00 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: Sarah Barracuda

I fear neither will be declared winner due to different state’s Voter ID laws tied up in courts. Stress will build awaiting final results, then all hell will break loose.

God help us.


26 posted on 09/04/2012 12:51:24 AM PDT by Java4Jay (The evils of government are directly proportional to the tolerance of the people.)
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To: Java4Jay

Some in the media won’t be happy until THEY instigate a race war. The media are certainly doing their damnedest. I have never seen anything like it. MSNBC is leading the way for the others to follow and who do you think they will blame if it happens?!

BTW, tough *hit if Obma loses. I’m sick of him. I will CRAWL to the polls to vote for someone I don’t much care for just to get ride of Obama before he ruins a country I love!


27 posted on 09/04/2012 1:02:23 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: kcvl

I didn’t notice any complements for an older Clint Eastwood not drifting off into a Walt Kowalski flashback when he was talking to the chair. That would’ve livened the political discourse up a bit.


28 posted on 09/04/2012 1:02:45 AM PDT by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: Cvengr

The so-called enlightened ones are IDIOTS! probably can’t get an honest job so they join the lying media where it doesn’t matter if you are stupid.


29 posted on 09/04/2012 1:05:43 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
To be fair, US Whites ignore racism from Black leaders.

30 posted on 09/04/2012 1:33:38 AM PDT by MaxMax
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"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........."

".........but I vote for the Democratic party, anyway."

31 posted on 09/04/2012 1:42:27 AM PDT by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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Blacks are more racist than Whites

~ Larry Elder, "The Ten Things You Can't Say In America"

32 posted on 09/04/2012 2:04:57 AM PDT by Old Sarge (We are now officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Something like 85% of the black millionaires in the world are AMERICAN... I’d like somebody to oppress me like that lol


33 posted on 09/04/2012 2:30:41 AM PDT by Reaganite Republican
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What ever happened to Liberia?


34 posted on 09/04/2012 2:58:10 AM PDT by montag813
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To: montag813

John Wilkes Booth and the Radical post-Lincoln Republicans.


35 posted on 09/04/2012 3:02:28 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Very bold of Ms. Wills to speak out when there is a war on women.


36 posted on 09/04/2012 3:11:32 AM PDT by outofsalt ("If History teaches us anything it's that history rarely teaches us anything")
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To: dfwgator

True


37 posted on 09/04/2012 3:13:48 AM PDT by KSCITYBOY
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I tire of this piffle. There are no black people in the world as well-off as those in the United States. Not even close.


Right, and i will also point out that the racism that she is talking about, back seats in the trains and buses and etc was stopped by a conservative democrat and would not have happened with out the republicans.

The democrats fought tooth and nail against freeing the slaves and they also fought the civil rights movement in the sixties.


38 posted on 09/04/2012 3:16:19 AM PDT by ravenwolf
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Some in the media won’t be happy until THEY instigate a race war.

If it bleeds, it leads...

More money and stories for them. Every day, above the fold...

If it comes down to it, I'm for picking the transponders off of the news vans...

39 posted on 09/04/2012 3:19:15 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: princeofdarkness

Where? Did we miss the last Klan rally or something?


If you are not a Democrat you most likely would not have been a member of the clan, Sorry dems only.


40 posted on 09/04/2012 3:20:23 AM PDT by ravenwolf
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To: montag813

Is there a fund for buying one-way tickets to Liberia for dissatisfied blacks? Many would contribute to such a fund.


41 posted on 09/04/2012 3:20:56 AM PDT by abclily
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To: Brad from Tennessee

And if he loses. I highly doubt Obama’s loss will be quiet.


42 posted on 09/04/2012 3:27:48 AM PDT by RWB Patriot ("My ability is a value that must be purchased and I don't recognize anyone's need as a claim on me.")
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43 posted on 09/04/2012 3:31:11 AM PDT by tomkat (:-)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Obama is a black racist who hates white people and America. He has spent the last 3 1/2 years race baiting and fomenting hatred and anger against white people and every race and group that he perceives as not being HIS people.

Americans, especially white Americans, put him in power! This fact proves they are not racists. But instead of acknowledging this and building upon the good will of the American people, Obama and his "peeps" have done everything within their power to destroy race relations in America and to continue to stir racial tensions against the very people who placed him in to power. They have, and must continue to do this on purpose in order to secure their power and in order to "redistribute the wealth". Obama is the racist and he is responsible for setting race relations back in America except now it is reverse racial discrimination.

44 posted on 09/04/2012 3:34:34 AM PDT by Jmouse007 (Lord deliver us from evil, in Jesus name, amen.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The vast majority of blacks , I’m sorry to say , are idjits , and racists .


45 posted on 09/04/2012 3:55:08 AM PDT by sushiman
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Maybe. My eyes are open now. I will always remember Negroes voted over 96% for Obambi and too many of them did it for no other reason than skin color.

I was raised to not care about race but to look at each individual but over the decades have found that race trumps everything to them.

46 posted on 09/04/2012 4:09:02 AM PDT by OldMissileer
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To: Ronin
They’re sure banging the racism drum for all it’s worth, aren’t they?

The race card has been used so much that to get even half the effect of yesteryear they have to up the volume logarithmically.

47 posted on 09/04/2012 4:11:38 AM PDT by OldMissileer
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’ve often asked what a non-racist criticism of the Kenyan would sound like. Essentially there can be no criticism that isnt rooted in racism, apparently.

A black man is president and he has failed because his policies are wrong and poorly thought out but has nothing to do with his “blackness”; there are plenty if whites just as wrong and just as foolish.


48 posted on 09/04/2012 4:24:58 AM PDT by muir_redwoods (Hopey changey Low emission unicorns and a crap sandwich)
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To: ransomnote

The staggering whiteness is because the black population is only 13.8%! I’m tired of the PC on this crap... Why do 50% of commercials show black people, why must a convention’s TV screen be filled with 50% or more black people? Why do the Dems have to bus blacks from SC to “color” their screenshots for this convention? Before Obama I would not have asked.... But since he has brought it up.......


49 posted on 09/04/2012 4:42:22 AM PDT by ThePatriotsFlag (The hotter the TEA, the stronger......and I'm boiling!)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

...”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.”...

It is the communism we need to fear. Racism is the mask to keep people focused on a false premise so the communist train can just keep on destroying the greatest nation human beings have ever experienced.


50 posted on 09/04/2012 4:47:43 AM PDT by jazzlite (esat)
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