Skip to comments.President Obama calls African-Americans a ‘mongrel people’
Posted on 07/29/2010 8:32:09 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
President Obama calls African-Americans a mongrel people By Sam Youngman - 07/29/10 11:00 AM ET
NEW YORK CITY -- President Obama waded into the national race debate in an unlikely setting and with an unusual choice of words: telling daytime talk show hosts that African-Americans are sort of a mongrel people.
The president appeared on ABCs morning talk show The View Thursday, where he talked about the forced resignation of Agriculture Department official Shirley Sherrod, his experience with race and his roots.
When asked about his background, which includes a black father and white mother, Obama said of African-Americans: "We are sort of a mongrel people."
"I mean we're all kinds of mixed up," Obama said. "That's actually true of white people as well, but we just know more about it."
The president did not appear to be making an inflamatory remark with his statement. The definition of mongrel as an adjective is defined as "of mixed breed, nature, or origin," according to dictionary.com.
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True enough of Americans as a whole. Doesn’t offend me in the least, but if a white person or Republican had said it all hell would break loose.
Oh good idea, Barry, let’s talk about race again. snicker. ;-)
No, that makes him a mulatto. It's a very un-PC term these days, but the shoe fits, so the Obammunist needs to wear it.
Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!
If they are truly mongrel....would this declassify them as minority or from receiving special treatment/benefits?
Well, he’s speaking the truth, for once. It’s tough to find a black American with pure African blood.
My ancestry traces back to America, Europe, and Africa, but it says “negro” on my birth certificate. It’s just a fact. Nothing to get worked up about, in my opinion.
He ought to know.
I have always connected that term with a dog .
Mongrel as a word to describe humans of mixed heritage has a long and not very illustrious past.
‘Americans are a mongrel people, half Jewified, half Negrofied’ Adolf Hitler
Huh? Exactly what do "we" know about it? Tell us more about the "typical white person", Barry? And what exactly makes you "African American" and not "white" since we're all "mixed up"?
This guy's a dope.
Let Rush or Beck call him a mongrel and watch how worked up people get.
Agreed, I'd be willing to bet if a black person says something "offensive" about whites, it isn't so much the comment in itself, it's the feigned OUTRAGE that would come if it were the other way around. For example, I couldn't care less what Ben Jealous of the NAACP says, what p#sses me off is that if it were a white person saying the same about him the howls you'd hear from the MSM and the left in general.
“True enough of Americans as a whole. Doesnt offend me in the least, but if a white person or Republican had said it all hell would break loose.”
Sort of like the white people who used perfectly good words like “niggardly”, “black hole” or “Eenie, meenie, minie, moe”? It all depends on who’s doing the saying, doesn’t it?
He's nuts. Other night he threw a salute to Broadway musicals at the White House. Yup...he started off about how much show-tunes taught us about race.
Archer: “Not diverse enough? We have Launa, she is black...ish.”
Archer: “Well you freaked out when I called you an Octoroon.”
Launa: “Imagine that!”
“Well, hes speaking the truth, for once. Its tough to find a black American with pure African blood.”
Good point, and well taken.
Still and all, would you describe your family as “mongrel”?
Or would you be a bit more dignified?
If I described my geneology I’d say it’s a “hodge podge.” “Some of this, some of that.”
Basically paraphrasing Bill Murray’s speech from Stripes:
“We’re all very different people. We’re not Watusi. We’re not Spartans. We’re Americans, with a capital ‘A’, huh? You know what that means? Do ya? That means that our forefathers were kicked out of every decent country in the world. We are the wretched refuse. We’re the underdog. We’re mutts!”
I predict that Rush will do that today, followed by the State Run Media having an attack and calling for Rush to be banned from the air.