Skip to comments.Seeking Healing, Seeing Hostility: Some at Black Family Reunion Criticize Protests Against Obama
Posted on 09/13/2009 8:01:28 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
On Saturday, tens of thousands of protesters thronged to the U.S. Capitol to angrily accuse President Obama of taking the country in the wrong direction.
A day later, in the shadow of the Washington Monument, many participants at a much smaller gathering -- the 24th annual Black Family Reunion -- said the level of hostility toward the nation's first African American president had little to do with policy differences over health care or taxes and everything to do with race.
"It' s not conducive to the coalitions we need to build in this country," said Vera Hope, 60, of Mount Rainier as she left a booth promoting health prevention. "I'm disgusted and upset by the hostility. Let's call it was it is -- it's just a disguise for right-wing racists. They are fomenting a climate of violence to provoke people."
From its inception, the two-day event has focused on healing and uplifting black families. This year's theme was "Renewing, Reviving and Reconnecting the Family Community." It featured musical performances, health screenings and motivational speakers.
Although less animated than Saturday's protesters at the Capitol, the reunion participants were just as heartfelt as they talked about the change they want for America.(continued)
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Nope, we’re even more hostile to Pelosi who won’t even consider taking the “public option” out of the legislation.
It really does have nothing to do with race.
Oy Vey. Now we can’t criticize Obama because he’s black. More proof that multiculturalsim is a dumb idea.
Geeez! Are these idiots stupid or what? We’re only criticizing his white half!
It looks like the race card is starting to break down, and good riddance. Look at the punishment-worthy tirade of Serena Williams at the U.S. Open and Kanye dissing the blond Taylor Swift at the MTV awards this evening because Taylor defeated Beyonce.
These people are behaving badly, and the rest of us are beginning to tire of it.
That's all they have?
I wasn't at the march, but I wish I could have been.
And she needs to try and call me a racist to my face with the African-American foster daughter near by. Because that would be the END of her hate filled rhetoric. My foster daughter would make sure of that!
Calling people racist for protesting the federal government, what a lame *ss statement.
Check out how that side cheats...
Here’s a video of ACORN trying to set up a photo op to make the tea party people look like members of militias... Janet Napolitano said to watch for people with “don’t tread on me” flags. So ACORN had some made up to distribute free. My guess is they might have had an “in” with CNN to make the tea party people look more extreme than they are - but didn’t get the picture. Here’s the link:
How can you tell if someone is a racist judging people by skin color?
” ...Vera Hope, 60, of Mount Rainier as she left a booth promoting health prevention.”
Guess anyone promoting health prevention would see a policy dispute as racist.
That race card is getting mighty tattered, eh folks?
Obama’s problem is not the color of his skin but the doggie doo inside his cranium.
And what do they label the Black hostility towards George W. Bush these past 8 yars?
Sorry, but just because B HO is mulatto doesn’t preclude him from criticism.
Perhaps those crying racism today should remember their own treatment of Condolezza Rice, Michael Steele, Star Parker and even Colin Powell before he climbed back on the plantation.
What’s “extreme” or “racist” about Revolutionary War-era “Don’t Tread On Me” flags?! Geez, I quickly tire of this sh*t!! Every person in this country, blacks especially, should jump out of bed and kiss the ground and thank God that they live in the United States!! And if they don’t feel that way, they should get the f**& out!! I’m sure if we took up a collection we could help everyone that wants to leave buy a boat ticket!
“It’ s not conducive to the coalitions we need to build in this country,”
“Coalition” means we all give up our principles and surrender to communists.
Boy I can tell just how racist a country we are by watching pro football on t.v. today. Especially my Cowboys vs. the Bucs. I mean really, what’s up with all those white folks cheering on all those black folks. Uh huh, right.
And his white communist advisors, professors, political mentors and family members. All whites. All communists.
But and it's a big one "but" - the left has decided to use this wonderful symbol against us. My feeling is like yours - HOW DARE THEY... How dare Janet Napolitano decide that some Americans are extremest because of that flag.
But that's what she's done - and that's why ACORN was passing them out. Once we get this word out - and the video out - the NEXT tea party should be FLOODED with "Don't Tread on ME" signs. In their face. We are proud.
For now though - we have to expose ACORN and what they were doing. Pass the word on. They must NOT play us against each other. All of us on our side are on the right side. It's not for them to decided who's OK and who's not OK...
People who don’t know history and don’t care to know think that all white people are exactly the same. They have no idea that the English oppressed the Irish for 800 years, worse on balance than the 400 years of American slavery. They made war on the Scots and Welsh working classes as well, and spatted with the French for centuries, as did the Germans with the French, Dutch, et cetera. Italians warred with central and eastern Europeans, who warred among themselves. Yet all these groups came to the U.S. and got with the ideals of the melting pot. Each contributed remarkably to the culture. Whites don’t go around speaking Celtic or expecting to wear dyrndls or clan colors in school. American unity has been what is important to whites, despite their own racial divisions between Picts, Celts, Gauls, Flemish, Angles, Saxons, Normans, Vikings and the many other ethnicities found among white-skinned peoples.
I'm sure that I'm not pigmentaciously qualified to be in your ACORN coalition sister. Besides, I don't know how to set up an IRS exempt brothel with teenaged illegal alien prostitutes from El Salvador. I just pay my taxes like a dumb@$$ so Charlie Rangel can hand it out to your coalitions.
“Race is always,” Sims said, “going to be a factor in American politics.”
Aha, so Mr. Sims in his view assumes whites are as racist as blacks. There's the problem.
1 Certified copy of original birth certificate
2 Columbia University transcripts
3 Columbia thesis paper
4 Campaign donor analysis requested by 7 major watchdog groups
5 Harvard University transcripts
6 Illinois State Senate records
7 Illinois State Senate schedule
8 Law practice client list and billing records/summary
9 Locations and names of all half-siblings and step-mother
10 Medical records (only the one page summary released so far)
11 Occidental College Transcripts
12 Parents marriage Certificate
13 Record of baptism
14 Selective Service registration records
15 Schedules for trips outside of the United States before 2007
16 Passport records for all passports
17 Scholarly articles
18 SAT and LSAT test scores
19 Access to his grandmother in Kenya
20 List of all campaign workers that are lobbyists
21 Punahou grade school records
22 Noelani Kindergarten records are oddly missing from the the State of Hawaii Department of Education.
Anyone who cares about their country would be very concerned that a POTUS had hidden every scrap of information of his life that he possibly could.
Blacks will be excluded from the national debate if they continue to insist that any criticism of the president is racial. It is not possible to take them seriously.
I was there at the march with the DC Chapter. This march had NOTHING to do with his race or anyone else’s.
It was the most well behaved and orderly crowd I have EVER seen.
There was NO drunkeness, there was NO incivility, there was NO profanity, there was no lewdness.
There were blacks in the crowd (as much as some people simply cannot believe there is such a thing as a “black conservative”, they DO exist) and I didn’t see ANYONE mistreating them or exhibiting ANY behavior towards them that could be construed and less than 100% the same behavior anyone else would get.
Some people see racism in EVERYTHING. Many people are racist themselves, exhibiting racist behavior in accusing others (in nearly every venue of life and its circumstances) of the sin. I believe Obama is one of these, due to his long association with “Reverend” Wright and his brand of Black Liberation Theology.
“....and everything to do with race.”
Yes, it is, because morons like you make it so. YOUR boy started this new racial push, WE sure as heck didn’t.
As for me, you now have my permission to call me a racist until the cows come home, I am sick of your silly “feel sorry for me” and “the whites are picking on the blacks” crap, and I no long give a flying flip what you black racists think.
I am so sick of this cry baby race crap.
These idiots need to wake up and understand that some of us can actually not like a person, because of many reasons that have nothing to do with their damn skin color.
Bottom line, your “first black president” sucks...... and he would still suck if his skin was pink and blue and maybe even purple.
*It’s about the stupidity, stupid.*
Being called a racist from a "Black Family Reunion". One has to laugh, don't one?!
You’re not alone. An increasing number of folks are sick of it.
Yep. It was first revealed on a national level when Rev. Wright's liberation theology hit the news. I don't think most of us realized how pervasive those delusional views are. Even after that I think most Americans thought it was an aberration but eight months of 0bama has pretty much erased all doubt.
Won't fly, "Black Family Reunion." This twaddle will only work with people who already sold their 40 acres and their mule, or people who still read the sorry Washington Post.
Been there, done that, bought the T-shirt, wore it out waxing my car. Stop this madness. Is every Jackle and Poppinjay to be defended who happens to be of African descent?
It s not conducive to the coalitions we need to build in this country,
Coalitions like those that bind ACORN, SEIU, Black Panthers, and all manner of unpleasant community organisations to Obama.
That would be a good use for the stimulus money. We could buy an island somewhere, put them all on boats, along with the left wing legislature and Bozo, and send them to the Island. They could keep what was left of the stimulus to start their new country up with. They could be as communist as they wanted and no one would protest, least of all me.
Nothing racist about an org called "Black Family Reunion".... But we'd be the racists if we had an org called "White Family Reunion"...grrrr
I am so tired of this racist thing..it means nothing anymore. When someone says that to me, I just say, “No, YOU’RE A RACIST..they usually look at me dumbfounded and then walk away! Try it!
Sorry it’s not longer accepted here.
I’m sorry. Your card has been declined. Do you have another?
Sorry your over your limit. Cash or Check?
Sorry “Black Family Reunion” and others in the Black community who see “racisim” in everything; we’re not accepting this premise any longer!
Sadly, because of a majority in the Black Community wanting to wallow in forever victimhood, you by necessity MUST see racism in everything, even when it doesn’t exist.
Your charges of racism have finally jumped the shark. We reject the premise of your charge and refuse to accept the guilt you want us to feel. Start by taking reponsibility for your own lives, and quit looking for excuses to not try! For crying out loud, you live in the United States of America!
Seems the real racists in this country are the guilty Liberals who continually point out your color and your inability to succeed without them. They’re the ones keeping you down...not us!
When you protest, everyone is to show deference and respect. When someone opposes your point of view, then that person is racist. Try shutting up.
Great comment - bump to the top...
Great comment - bump to the top...
Spot on! ROFLMAO!
Also, Al Gore, Nancy Pelosi, John Kerry, John Edwards, Ted Kennedy, Barney Frank, George Snuffluhfuhgus, James Carville, Harry Waxman...
“Now we cant criticize Obama because hes black.”
Come on, you had to know this was going to happen.
Too damn bad, I say. We are going to criticize, resist and obstruct Obama at every left wing turn he takes.
If the left wants to say we are racists, too damn bad.
just updating my tag line
The overwhelming majority of Americans simply don't care about the color of Obama’s skin. Those who protest his policies are simply protesting his policies, and I thank you commie race pimps for showing the entire country exactly what you're all about with the nonstop claims of racism which you squeal about solely to stifle any and every criticism of your marxist hero.
The only racists I'm seeing now are those who support Obama.
Nothing to do with race !! NOTHING....I would vote a conservative black into office right now!!!!
So what's the explanation for the "level of hostility" against Justice Clarence Thomas? Doesn't that have "everything to do with race" as well?
Or is that completely different, because he's a conservative?