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Obama calls African Americans "sort of a mongrel people" but "true for White America as well"
Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 7-29-2010 | Lynn Sweet

Posted on 02/21/2014 1:03:25 PM PST by smoothsailing

Obama calls African Americans "sort of a mongrel people" but "true for White America as well"

By Lynn Sweet on July 29, 2010 3:45 PM

Updated with full Obama statement.....

WASHINGTON--President Obama was asked by Barbara Walters on "The View" why he calls himself black when he is biracial, the product of a white mother and a black father. In answering, Obama may have used a word that may spark some controversy. He called African Americans "sort of a mongrel people" though "true for white America as well."

Here's the exchange:

OBAMA: Well, you know, when I was young and going through the identity crisis that any teenager goes through -- I wrote a book about this.

WALTERS: Yes. ... We all read it.

OBAMA: You know, part of what I realized was that if the world saw me as African American, then that wasn't something that I needed to run away from. That's something that I could go ahead and embrace. >b>And the interesting thing about the African-American experience in this country is that we are sort of a mongrel people. I mean, we're all kind of mixed up.

WHOOPI GOLDBERG: Yeah.

OBAMA: Now, that's actually true for white America as well, but we just know more about it. And so I'm less interested in how we label ourselves. I'm more interested in how we treat each other. And if we're treating each other right, then I can be African American, I can be multiracial, I can be you name it. What matters is, am I showing people respect? Am I caring for other people? That's, I think, the message we want to send.

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1 posted on 02/21/2014 1:03:25 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing; GeronL; Revolting cat!
Okay for Obama, not for Ted Nugent and by extension Texas Gov. candidate Greg Abbott was "tarnished" by the media for appearing with Ted this week.

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2 posted on 02/21/2014 1:06:39 PM PST by a fool in paradise ("Health care is too important to be left to the government.")
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To: smoothsailing
And the interesting thing about the African-American experience in this country is that we are sort of a mongrel people

Ted Nugent says the same thing and panties get bunched.

3 posted on 02/21/2014 1:09:49 PM PST by grobdriver (Where is Wilson Blair when you need him?)
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To: smoothsailing
Just as Ted Nugent had to apologize for using the same word.

4 posted on 02/21/2014 1:11:37 PM PST by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: a fool in paradise

Hypocrisy raises it’s ugly head again in the media and on the left.


5 posted on 02/21/2014 1:13:21 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing
Race and heritage is not the same thing. What a doofus. Anyways just another twist in his "I Hate Whitey" campaign.

I have a feeling he loathed his mother.

6 posted on 02/21/2014 1:15:04 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: smoothsailing

In other words, we’re all one big Gumbo bowl of DNA, and this continual obsession with race is STOOOOOOOPID!!


7 posted on 02/21/2014 1:15:21 PM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Buckeye McFrog

We are America, the Great Melting Pot!


8 posted on 02/21/2014 1:18:04 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: Sacajaweau
I have a feeling he loathed his mother.

And his father too. They both abandoned him.

9 posted on 02/21/2014 1:25:20 PM PST by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Race has devolved to being just skin color.


10 posted on 02/21/2014 1:27:19 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: smoothsailing
WALTERS: Yes. ... We all read it.

Speak for yourself Baba*.

*: Not that I think she read it either, the addlepated ditz.

11 posted on 02/21/2014 1:27:41 PM PST by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: smoothsailing

If Whitey had said it he would be forced to bow his knee and apologize, then quit his job.

This guy gets a special free pass.


12 posted on 02/21/2014 1:28:56 PM PST by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible traitors. Complicit in the destruction of our country.)
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To: smoothsailing

The Tyrant-by-Pelosi’s-Fraud is pure; pure
Indonesian, pure Moslem, and pure liar.


13 posted on 02/21/2014 2:14:45 PM PST by Diogenesis
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To: smoothsailing

Is this true, because all it does is shows “the One’s” ego,

We’re all mongrels compared to the One..


14 posted on 02/21/2014 2:20:34 PM PST by JSDude1 (Defeat Hagan, elect a Constutional Conservative: Dr. Greg Brannon!)
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To: smoothsailing

When discussing the effeminate genetics of Obama I prefer to use the word mutt.


15 posted on 02/21/2014 2:22:04 PM PST by pallis
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To: JSDude1

It’s true, he said it. Check out the video...

http://www.youtube.com/v/ZerO4KZDlBY


16 posted on 02/21/2014 2:27:43 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: pallis

Mark Levin: Obama calls himself a mutt...

http://www.youtube.com/v/ZerO4KZDlBY


17 posted on 02/21/2014 2:32:46 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: BitWielder1
Ted called "The Won" a SUBHUMAN mongrel and apologized for it. He realized his accurate description was being used to hurt Abbott.
18 posted on 02/21/2014 2:35:08 PM PST by Dalberg-Acton
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To: pallis

That’s the wrong link, here’s the mutt link...

https://www.youtube.com/v/25Q3qR4sCB4


19 posted on 02/21/2014 2:39:33 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing
Why are liberals so obsessed with race?
Why can't they just see people as individuals?
20 posted on 02/21/2014 3:40:39 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist (15 years of FReeping! Congratulations EEE!!)
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To: a fool in paradise

Notice that these words do not have Obama saying he ‘is a black American. He says” part of what I realized IF the World SAW me as an African American then that wasn’t something I needed to runaway from”. The guy is not of African bloodline. He is shielding the facts that he was conceived in Indonesia but born in Africa. When history is written for the ages the saga of this guy Obama will be one of the greatest stories of USA history and the gullibility of a free people.


21 posted on 02/21/2014 3:49:04 PM PST by noinfringers2 ( /*)
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To: Dalberg-Acton
Ah, so "Mongrel" is okay to use now. It's not easy keeping track of which words are racists which ones are not.

22 posted on 02/21/2014 3:54:19 PM PST by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: BitWielder1

If you’re White, you’re wrong. That simple.


23 posted on 02/21/2014 4:07:57 PM PST by Dalberg-Acton
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

they use race as a weapon to win elections and force their will. Without it, they are a minor third party.


24 posted on 02/21/2014 4:34:14 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing
Obama calls himself a mongrel.

But Biden says he's clean and articulate.

25 posted on 02/21/2014 6:32:55 PM PST by what's up (su)
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