Skip to comments.Why black folks loved the first 100 days (barf)
Posted on 05/03/2009 7:06:15 AM PDT by Jagdgewehr
On April 27, The New York Times reported that the percentage of black Americans who believe race relations in America are generally good has doubled since July. This statistic forces me to ask: Why are African-Americans feeling so good about our country in a time of economic crisis and international conflict?
It is not just the fact of a black president. Instead, with everyone analyzing the 100-day mark of Barack Obama's administration, I think the answer lies in understanding this historic moment through a black cultural lens. I believe African-Americans are feeling racially optimistic because they respect how our first brother president is handling his business. Not all black people, of course; there is a group clamoring for accountability. But the polls are clear that most black people remain enthusiastic supporters of this president.
In January, Obama kicked things off with the ultimate political party. African-Americans stood with numb fingers and toes on the National Mall to watch a day we never thought would come. Obama had Mary J. Blige singing on the weekend, Aretha in her Sunday-going-to-meeting-hat celebrating on Tuesday morning, and Beyonce serenading on Tuesday night. It was an unrivaled R&B trifecta, challenging even the Essence festival.
But the best part of Jan. 20 was that Barack and Michelle got out of the bulletproof, black Cadillac and walked the streets . . . and no one shot at them. I know we are not allowed to say it, but one reason black people believe that race relations have improved in America is because Barack Obama lived through the primaries, the election, the inauguration and now through 100 days.
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Yep - mayb- just maybe - blacks have been painting whites with a brush dripping with hatred. I don't want to burst their bubble, but all whites aren't KKK members - anymore than all blacks are Willy Horton.
I didn’t used to be a racist
What racist bilge. The racist africanhyphenamericans would gladly justify an open race war against white people with the blood of B. Hussein Obama or Michelle Insane.
The results come back ~ he's the daddy!
It matters not what he does....because he can do no wrong that would open their eyes.
“It is not just the fact of a black president. “
Um . . . yep. It is.
African American studies professor Melissa Harris-Lacewell ( at Princeton)
Why am I not surprised? And how is Obama her brother? Oh wait, I see the previous post.
Well, post 5 was the previous post when I started typing.
Seems racist to me.
This hyphenated author is pointing out that blacks are racist.
One thing you can bet on is that, should Obama be shot, it will be a liberal Dem who does it. Obama has to stay to the far left or else it will be his own who comes after him but the libs will find a way to hang the Pubs for it. Republicans are hoping he lives long enough to hang himself - it is only the Libs and the press who keep bringing up assassination attempts - have no doubt that if the Republicans gain too much good-press and good-will as a result of this President and Dem Congress, it will be the Dems who cook up something like an assassination attempt in order to discredit the right. Obama has more to fear from his own than he does from the right.
They haven't sobered up yet?
She grew up in the Virginia cities of Charlottesville and Chester with a black father, the dean of Afro-American affairs at the University of Virginia; and a white mother, who taught at a community college and worked for nonprofits that helped poor communities. Ive never thought of myself as biracial, Harris-Lacewell says. Im black. But she has white siblings and black siblings (both her parents were previously married), and in the 1970s in the South, the family often was met by harsh and open racism, she says.
Hope the day comes when African Americans refer to themselves as Americans. After all some of them can trace their roots back as much as three hundred years.
He is only half black, so they should only be half satisfied. (ok, it had to said)
“the percentage of black Americans who believe race relations in America are generally good has doubled since July.”
Maybe because racism in America is purely a matter of perception that’s fueled by a political agenda?
And she has lighter skin than me.
I think I'm going to be African-American on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, and Caucasian on Tuesdays and Thursdays; maybe Hispanic on the weekends....
They loved the 1st 100 days because their Prez-ee-dent is a black man. That’s it. Marion Barry is black and could do no wrong. “Chocolate City” dipsh%% in New Orleans is black and can do no wrong.
Blacks have been trained by dems since the “Great Society” that rich white men are the devil and out to use them. A lack of education of any sort, thanks to public schools, solidifies that. “Black History Month”, “BET”, “Jet” magazine etc are black ONLY because blacks are “owed” for the years of heartache the white man has caused them.
“Kwanzaa” was invented in the 60’s to help blacks have their own identity other than the white man’s Christmas and to stop the out of control rioting of the 60’s.
If he wasn’t a hard left Marxist we could have all been proud. Instead, we now have to defend our opposition to his insane policies from a race perspective every single time.
BTW-If Rush or Ann Coulter used the term ‘folks’ in the same sentence they referred to blacks, there would be blood in the streets.
I’ll support you in that.
I’ll take Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
And the word "Diversity" itself forces racism to the front of the priority line every time it is uttered.
“I think I’m going to be African-American on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, and Caucasian on Tuesdays and Thursdays; maybe Hispanic on the weekends.... “
...it will be a great benefit to you if you squeeze in a day of being a Muslim.
“It is not just the fact of a black president.”
Boy, 13% goes a long way, I guess!
B.O. -— 50% White, 37% Arab, 13% Black...HUM!
It’s like Queers -— They’re 2% of the population, but want us to think they’re 98%!
Black people are wearing rose colored glasses. I think it should be obvious that Obama is setting race relations back one hundred years. The fact that white people don’t go around preaching hatred for black people does not alter the fact that black leaders DO go around preaching hatred for white people.
White people are now the oppressed but there is a huge effort to pretend that we are still in the fifties when it was the other way around. At the current rate we will soon see public drinking fountains with “no whites” signs over them.
I am flameproof so anyone who wants to turn on me can feel welcome.
Black racists and White “guilters” voted him in. He won. We all lost.
Nothing like a little street lingo to bolster the intellectual credibility of a writer.
Imagine if a white author eluded to the point about the first black president taking money that he didn’t earn in the 100 days? Using words like “mugging” the American people, etc.? This article is not any different.
40 acres, a mule, and a couple of white slaves. All done indirectly, of course, through quotas, preferences, and transfer payments.
Oh those bad white people shooting poor black people.
It’s the blacks that are commiting the violent crime against the white people. Black/White interracial crime is 9-1 committed by blacks.
Blacks need to find a moral compass. I don’t believe most have one (abortion and most other moral issues) because they have no problems voting for a man like obama. They certainly won’t find a moral compass with people like hussein obama or rev. Wright.
The honorable Pastor James David Manning would say, “Melissa gotta white momma.”
The arch-typical Black political hero must not be Nat Turner, John Brown, William Lloyd Garrison, Harriet Tubman, Frederick Douglass, Marcus Garvey, Martin Luther King, or Malcolm X but Hubert Henry Harrison.
I often use "folks," "boy" etc. in conversations or to address other people. However, I have to be careful how I use these terms because I'm white. Apparently because I'm white, I'm racist by default.
Remember the uproar some time back when a poor fellow used the word "niggardly" in a public statement?
“Remember the uproar some time back when a poor fellow used the word “niggardly” in a public statement?”
I do. And as I recall, he was a black man who used the word absolutely correctly, according to the dictionary. This kind of race-baiting hysteria only results in turning the whole thing into a farce.
They have opened my eyes and NOW I see the Democrats for the hateful racists they are.
There, I am told, an old saying that “There would be a black president when pigs flew”.
Well, on Obama’s 100th day - “Swine Flu”!
They loved the 1st 100 days because their Prez-ee-dent is a black man. Thats it. Marion Barry is black and could do no wrong. Chocolate City dipsh%% in New Orleans is black and can do no wrong.
Blacks have been trained by dems since the Great Society that rich white men are the devil and out to use them. A lack of education of any sort, thanks to public schools, solidifies that.
Well, while I understand they are busy being black racists, they might want to take a breath and try understanding through an American Cultural lens. Then they might, MAYBE, just might have some thin inkling as to what an utter disaster their support and voting for a black communist "anonymous" presidential candidate really is.
However, I do not believe that will ever happen. Racism appears to be ingrained in the liberal. They can not stop fixating on it.
Okay, okay, I get it. They love that a black guy got elected. But at some point, even for them, that novelty is going to have to wear off and they have to come to the realization that, man, this guy is a fool.
Obama is black?????
They don't seem capable of getting past skin color to address things like redistribution of wealth, apologizing for America's foreign policies, his executive inexperience, and the corrupt Chicago social network from which he sprang.
I personally can't stand him for his gun-grabbing mentality which is shared by many white liberals who I can't stand either. I seriously doubt my disgust for the likes of Feinstein and Schumer would increase were they to rub shoe polish on their faces. Yet, according to some, this would no-doubt increase their popularity in 'da hood'.
Paul declares that it is not the gradual disappearance of truth that brings on the day of the antichrist. Rather it is the love of the truth that dies. To wit; Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. (2 Thess 2:9-10)
Unfortunately what follows the death of the love of truth is delusion. What follows delusion is the death of decency, democracy and nationhood. Paul said And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: (2Thess 2:11)
This theological principle is perhaps the most shocking revelation in the bible. We think of all deception as coming from the arch deceiver or Satan but never from God. The key to this enigma is simple. If the love of the truth is abandoned then God will no longer offer the truth. He will pull back the restraints so to speak and allow the flood gates of error, deceit and flagrant falsehood to fly wide open and it will come in with a vengeance.
I don't think it's possible for a white person in 2009 to say anything more racist about black people than this stark statement -- about whites, let's agree on that right now -- that whites were driven so completely, foaming-at-the-mouth insane by the election that it was a certainty that somebody -- and probably more than one -- would try to assassinate Obama within minutes of his appearing in public on Inauguration day.
Leroy gets in line, and when it's his turn, the preacher asks: "Leroy, what do you want me to pray about for you?" Leroy replies: "Preacher, I needs you to pray for my hearing."
The preacher puts one finger in Leroy's ear, and he places the other hand on top of Leroy's head and prays and prays and prays. He prays a blue streak for Leroy. After a few minutes, the preacher removes his hands, stands back and asks, "Leroy, how is your hearing now?"
Leroy says, "I don't know, Reverend, it ain't till next Wednesday."
Just adding a little humor into the mix!
Forget the white slaves. Scare the mules.
True, but it's not blacks who are doing the oppression, its hollywood and the MSM. Riots against hollywood and the MSM would be well deserved, but will never happen.
True, but it’s not blacks who are doing the oppressing, its hollywood and the MSM. Riots against hollywood and the MSM would be well deserved, but would never happen.
(that’s a little better grammar)
"Black" Americans, looking through a "black" cultural lens ... sounds great!
"White" Americans, looking through a "white" cultural lens ... sounds racist as hell!