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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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.
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.
Americas Desk Editor, Washington
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
I fear neither will be declared winner due to different states Voter ID laws tied up in courts. Stress will build awaiting final results, then all hell will break loose.
God help us.
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!
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.
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.
".........but I vote for the Democratic party, anyway."
~ Larry Elder, "The Ten Things You Can't Say In America"
Something like 85% of the black millionaires in the world are AMERICAN... I’d like somebody to oppress me like that lol
What ever happened to Liberia?
John Wilkes Booth and the Radical post-Lincoln Republicans.
Very bold of Ms. Wills to speak out when there is a war on women.
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.
The democrats fought tooth and nail against freeing the slaves and they also fought the civil rights movement in the sixties.
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...
Where? Did we miss the last Klan rally or something?
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