Skip to comments.Obama Calls Grandmother 'Typical White Person' in Radio Interview (3/21/08)
Posted on 10/22/2008 10:11:57 AM PDT by truthandlife
Barack Obama called his grandmother a "typical white person" in a radio interview on Thursday, raising eyebrows among some of his critics only days after he sought to bridge racial division in a major campaign speech.
Obama had pointed to his mother's mother in his speech Tuesday as an example of someone who harbored fears of blacks based on racial prejudice. The Illinois senator revisited his relationship with his grandmother on Thursday in an interview on 610 WIP, Philadelphia Sports Radio.
He denied his grandmother held hatred toward blacks, but described her as a "typical white person."
"The point I was making was not that my grandmother harbors any racial animosity -- she doesn't," he said. "But she is a typical white person who, you know, if she sees somebody on the street that she doesn't know, there is a reaction. That has been bred into our experiences that don't go away and that sometimes come out in the wrong way."
On Tuesday, Obama described his grandmother as a woman who was at times fearful of black men.
In the speech, he said: "I can no more disown [Wright] than I can disown my white grandmother, a woman who helped raise me, a woman who sacrificed again and again for me, a woman who loves me as much as she loves anything in this world, but a woman who once confessed her fear of black men who passed her by on the street, and who on more than one occasion has uttered racial or ethnic stereotypes that made me cringe."
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And Obama is a typical Black person. Guess what Barack, two people can race bait as easily as one peckerhead.
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On African Press International, I'm honestly just tired of it. I do not believe that the tape exists and, if you've read over the past few days, I was disappointed in myself for not trusting my gut feeling in the first place. Still, if my gut is wrong, I'll be more than happy to own up to it. Berg, it seems, is far more certain.
"We are working with computer people and Chief Editor Korir over at African Press International as we speak so the audio file can be transfered over to us for distribution," Berg said. "They say the information on there is far more extensive than just the things they reported, but before I do anything with it I want to review it in full."
As I've mentioned time and time again, it reminds me of the purported pictures of Bill Clinton allegedly burning an American flag in Moscow which never surfaced. It reminds me of the so-called "whitey" videotape of Michelle Obama which has never surfaced. It just doesn't smell right, I don't like that I'm even covering it, but I feel as though it's relevant to the discussion.
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