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Fear of a Black President
The Atlantic ^ | September 2012 | Ta-Nehisi Coates

Posted on 08/23/2012 4:38:12 PM PDT by mojito

The irony of President Barack Obama is best captured in his comments on the death of Trayvon Martin, and the ensuing fray. Obama has pitched his presidency as a monument to moderation. He peppers his speeches with nods to ideas originally held by conservatives. He routinely cites Ronald Reagan. He effusively praises the enduring wisdom of the American people, and believes that the height of insight lies in the town square. Despite his sloganeering for change and progress, Obama is a conservative revolutionary, and nowhere is his conservative character revealed more than in the very sphere where he holds singular gravity—race.

Part of that conservatism about race has been reflected in his reticence: for most of his term in office, Obama has declined to talk about the ways in which race complicates the American present and, in particular, his own presidency. But then, last February, George Zimmerman, a 28-year-old insurance underwriter, shot and killed a black teenager, Trayvon Martin, in Sanford, Florida. Zimmerman, armed with a 9 mm handgun, believed himself to be tracking the movements of a possible intruder. The possible intruder turned out to be a boy in a hoodie, bearing nothing but candy and iced tea.

(Excerpt) Read more at theatlantic.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: blackpresidents; blacks; obama; racism; thatswaycist; trayvon; trayvonmartin; zimmerman
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They gonna put ya'll back in chains!

Really, this might be the silliest and longest screed I ever kinda sorta skipped through, looking for the good parts. There weren't any.

I'm still not sure what it's all about, except that if you don't like 0bama, Ta-Nehisi's pretty sure you're a racist.

And don't try to deny it, you no good Cracker.

1 posted on 08/23/2012 4:38:19 PM PDT by mojito
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To: mojito

Geez. We’ve only had 3+ years living with a “black president.” Like we don’t know.


2 posted on 08/23/2012 4:43:09 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: mojito

The fear of a bad black president is why he’s often called “Obamugabe.” That fear is justified by his actions.


3 posted on 08/23/2012 4:43:59 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine (Can I get a "/S" here?)
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To: mojito
Obama is a conservative revolutionary,

This is the thought rational of a complete moron~ IOW a liberal!

4 posted on 08/23/2012 4:44:14 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: mojito

Call me whatever, this article is the usual swill. Jorge Zimmerman will not get a fair trial. Obiden should have kept his mouth shut unless he wants to start each day reviewing every shooting. Start with Chicago...


5 posted on 08/23/2012 4:44:58 PM PDT by JohnD9207 (Mitt better grow a pair or this thing will be over soon.)
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To: mojito

“bearing nothing but candy and iced tea.”

Actually, the ingredients along with cough syrup of a mixture known as “lean” which Trayvon was known to use to get high. “Lean” has been known to cause aggressive behaivior and some have even died using it.


6 posted on 08/23/2012 4:53:29 PM PDT by fireman15 (Check your facts before making ignorant statements.)
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To: mojito

What kind of name it Ta-nahisi and how does she pronounce it? Tah Nah Hissy?

I’d have hated my parents for giving me such a stupid name. No wonder this chick is so confused.

(yeah, I know it’s a guy, but that’s a chick name if ever I heard one....)


7 posted on 08/23/2012 4:56:14 PM PDT by Dr.Zoidberg (With (R)epublicans like these, who needs (D)emocrats?)
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To: mojito
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Hopefully not this time.

8 posted on 08/23/2012 4:59:04 PM PDT by niteowl77 (Getting stuck with other peoples' just desserts good and hard for over 50 years.)
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To: mojito

When the stink from this administration clears we can hope that people start making an honest assessment of the damage Obama has done to race relations in the USA.

I believe he has set us back at least a full generation, possibly much more. Only time will tell.

At the least, he has done his best to prop up the stereotype of the incompetent black man who would rather party and shuck and jive than work hard.

For many he confirms the stereotype of the black man who takes the shortcut and the easy money, the one who blows it all today and whines about prejudice tomorrow, after his paycheck is gone.

He confirms fears that a black man in power will not be fair to all but will favor blacks on the basis of their skin color alone.


9 posted on 08/23/2012 5:00:57 PM PDT by Iron Munro ("In any compromise between good and evil, it is only evil that can profit." - Ayn Rand)
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To: mojito

Former NFL player Burgess Owens says blacks shouldn’t vote for Obama

http://www.therightscoop.com/former-nfl-player-burgess-owens-says-blacks-shouldnt-vote-for-obama/


10 posted on 08/23/2012 5:05:40 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (Resurrect the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC)...before there is no America!)
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To: mojito

Ta-Nehisi Coates is a drooling fool.


11 posted on 08/23/2012 5:05:57 PM PDT by Gator113 (I would have voted for NEWT, now it's Ryan and the other guy.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: mojito

I sick of these mindless bigots. The author of this piece is mindlessly worshiping a corrupt incompetent failed president simple BECAUSE of his skin color.


12 posted on 08/23/2012 5:06:02 PM PDT by MNJohnnie (Giving more money to DC to fix the Debt is like giving free drugs to addicts think it will cure them)
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To: mojito
Wiki sez...

"Coates attended Howard University but dropped out to become a journalist."

LOL!

13 posted on 08/23/2012 5:08:00 PM PDT by Ken H
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To: Cyber Liberty

I don’t hate him because he’s Black, I hate because he’s RED


14 posted on 08/23/2012 5:10:09 PM PDT by Kozak (The means of defence against foreign danger, have been always the instruments of tyranny at home JM)
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To: mojito

Ta-Nehisi Coates is so utterly clueless and his article’s premises are so baseless and foolish that it is breathtaking.


15 posted on 08/23/2012 5:14:11 PM PDT by Zeppo ("Happy Pony is on - and I'm NOT missing Happy Pony")
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To: Don Corleone

A lot of us don’t think of Obama as a black president. We regard him as an Arab slave trader of the slave trading Luo tribe of his father, and an Anglo hating anticolonialist. He has got no connection to Americans descended from American slaves. He is descended from African Arabs that captured and sold the ancestors of Americans to white slave traders. He knows nothing of the American memories of American descendents of slaves. He is not an American, not the son of an American citizen, not a Natural Born Citizen, and not eligible to be president.


16 posted on 08/23/2012 5:16:10 PM PDT by tommix2 (,)
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To: tommix2

Somewhere there is a picture of the kenyan accompanied bt Turkish dignitaries in the Blue Mosque in Istanbul. He fits in perfectly with the Turks, and because his hair is cropped very short even that doesn’t give him away. He looks like a Turk.


17 posted on 08/23/2012 5:32:23 PM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson)
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To: tommix2

Our hatred of Baraq stems from the fact that he is simply a run of the mill communist.


18 posted on 08/23/2012 5:37:11 PM PDT by Ouderkirk (Democrats...the party of Slavery, Segregation, Sodomy, and Sedition)
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To: mojito

This goes way beyond black. He could have earned our respect but instead he’s a spineless asshole. It’s all about the man. Using the term ‘man’ loosely.

Boy George for President!!!!


19 posted on 08/23/2012 5:37:38 PM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: arthurus
Somewhere there is a picture of the kenyan accompanied bt Turkish dignitaries in the Blue Mosque in Istanbul. He fits in perfectly with the TurksThanks I'd like to find the picture.
20 posted on 08/23/2012 5:40:01 PM PDT by tommix2 (,)
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To: mojito

Ruining America is white man’s work.


21 posted on 08/23/2012 5:50:31 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Democrats: Ticket of Dope and Chains.)
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To: mojito

Since qwhen should anyone with the first name Ta-Nehisi be given a scintilla of credence is beyond me.

That said, I have no fear of a Black president. Not if that Black president were Herman Cain, Alan West, JC Watts, Walter Williams or Thomas Sowell.

Even Condoleezza Rice, with her less-than-perfect record on abortion and affirmative action...not to mention admitting to being a lifelong Cleveland Browns fan, would be scary to me.

Its Zero’s politics that scare me, not his factory paint job.


22 posted on 08/23/2012 6:06:56 PM PDT by Emperor Palpatine (Tosca, mi fai dimeticare Iddio!!!!!!)
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To: Iron Munro
Prior to the November 2008 elections my liberal son and I had many conversations about the Emperor.

He got very upset when I asked if he would hire a recent high school culinary arts graduate to work in his catering business. When he said no it lead to so VERY interesting sidebar conversations.

Having said that, I have, IMHO, the final judgment of the Emperor's rule:

Obama stands an excellent chance of being the ONLT Black President. Regardless of party the next Black person who runs for the Presidency will be immediately branded by the opposing party as “Obama Lite”. It took the Republic over a century to get to the “First Black President” and I am fearful that it will take the Republic another century, or more, before it considers having another one. And that, IMHO, will be the true legacy of Obama.

23 posted on 08/23/2012 6:16:44 PM PDT by Nip (TANSTAAFL and BOHICA)
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To: mojito

Obama is not black he is half-white..
He is as white as he is black..

He is not black.. or white...


24 posted on 08/23/2012 6:19:19 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: mojito

Ta-Nehisi sounds like he/she has been hittin’ da happy smoke. A so-called writer pimping the race card is very cheap and unbecoming. Morons will be morons.


25 posted on 08/23/2012 6:19:41 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Had enough of the freaks running the show yet?)
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To: mojito

26 posted on 08/23/2012 6:19:49 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Pearls Before Swine

He’s not black, he’s a mullato, raised by white grandparents.
He became “black” when he started going to college (to take advantage of the color of his skin). He’s the biggest fake and phoney to ever take residence at 1600 PA Ave. He can’t tell you his name without reading off a teleprompter.The teleprompter goes out and he sounds like an illiterate that got kicked out of school in the eight grade.


27 posted on 08/23/2012 6:20:05 PM PDT by NKP_Vet
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To: mojito

Great satire!


28 posted on 08/23/2012 6:23:37 PM PDT by Disambiguator
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To: Iron Munro

Sportin’Life.


29 posted on 08/23/2012 6:24:08 PM PDT by RobbyS (Christus rex.)
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To: mojito
I've noted that both The Atlantic and The Nation have become warehouses of cheap, talentless Millienial-age Libtard bloggers, basically. No reporters, and certainly no writers.

Of course, The Atlantic stopped being relevant under Reagan, and The Nation under Bush, so sweet tears of dinosaur media extinction, etc...

30 posted on 08/23/2012 6:27:54 PM PDT by StAnDeliver ("So, a Mormon and a Catholic walk onto an aircraft carrier...")
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To: fireman15

Quite right! I’ve also head this concoction called ‘purple drank.’ Nothing innocent here.


31 posted on 08/23/2012 6:45:39 PM PDT by ArmyTeach (Our liberties, we prize and our rights we will maintain ... USS Iowa BB 61)
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To: mojito
Per Coates in the article:

“Racism is not merely a simplistic hatred. It is, more often, broad sympathy toward some and broader skepticism toward others.”

Coates got that right, but failed to look in the mirror!

32 posted on 08/23/2012 7:01:43 PM PDT by Seizethecarp
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To: tommix2

The Luos aren’t Arabs.


33 posted on 08/23/2012 7:13:52 PM PDT by Jacob Kell
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

Boy George would do a better job than Zero.


34 posted on 08/23/2012 7:23:21 PM PDT by Emperor Palpatine (Tosca, mi fai dimeticare Iddio!!!!!!)
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To: mojito
I'm still not sure what it's all about, except that if you don't like 0bama, Ta-Nehisi's pretty sure you're a racist.

Te-Nehisi is seemingingly compelled by their blackness to defend both the President and Trayvon Martin.

That they are both indefensible for reasons that have nothing to do with their color is beyond his comprehension.

It's a sad case. Jesse and Al know they're scamming the system. Te-Nehisi is simply the victim of his own prejudices.

35 posted on 08/23/2012 7:26:47 PM PDT by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: IGNORANCE ON PARADE)
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To: mojito
Despite his sloganeering for change and progress, Obama is a conservative revolutionary...

LMFAO!

Man, this author is already trying to rewrite current history and move the moderate line by deeming the 0 a conservative. As expected of a liberal.
36 posted on 08/23/2012 7:37:04 PM PDT by hawaiianninja (Palm note to self: Work for a successful 2012! +Throw the liberal garbage out!)
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To: mojito
Our allegedly "black" half-breed mongrel mulatto POTUS has a fear:

That the public will see that his true birth certificate reads:

Race: CAUCASIAN.

37 posted on 08/23/2012 8:55:55 PM PDT by lightman (Settling for the "lesser of two..." is still choosing Evil)
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To: mojito

I suppose I’m a no good cracker then (NGC). That dribble made no sense whatsoever


38 posted on 08/23/2012 8:56:29 PM PDT by Figment
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To: Dr.Zoidberg

(yeah, I know it’s a guy, but that’s a chick name if ever I heard one....)

If you hadn’t posted that, I would still think it was a female. I didn’t delve into the writers bio. What was the mother thinking?


39 posted on 08/23/2012 9:01:28 PM PDT by Figment
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To: Jacob Kell
The Luos aren’t Arabs.You are right, I was careless. I must take time to learn more about the area. But Obama is not descended from American slaves and didn't experience growing up among American descendents of slaves, and is not an American black sharing the cultural memory of American blacks.
40 posted on 08/23/2012 11:26:29 PM PDT by tommix2 (,)
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To: lightman
POTUS has a fear:No. The fear the birth certficate shows his father as not a US citizen and that Obama is not a natural born citizen , and not eligible to be president.
41 posted on 08/23/2012 11:41:34 PM PDT by tommix2 (,)
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To: mojito
Fear of a Black Fabian Fascist President
42 posted on 08/24/2012 12:08:22 AM PDT by Yosemitest (It's simple, fight or die!)
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To: mojito
Fear of a Black Fabian Fascist President
There, now it's correct!
43 posted on 08/24/2012 12:09:34 AM PDT by Yosemitest (It's simple, fight or die!)
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To: mojito
Fear of a Black Fabian Fascist President
There, now it's correct!
44 posted on 08/24/2012 12:11:04 AM PDT by Yosemitest (It's simple, fight or die!)
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To: mojito

What a truck load of Horse Hockey! Yeah, Obama may ‘pepper’ his speeches with conservative TALK, and mention Ronald Reagan from time to time, but his ACTIONS speak louder than his words. He’s a liberal fascist, and it doesn’t matter in which color that ideology is packaged.


45 posted on 08/24/2012 7:42:54 AM PDT by SuziQ
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To: Emperor Palpatine

Again, anyone asserting that opposition to 0bama is because of his skin color would have to also assert that

1) we’d be OK with his policies if he were white
2) we’d not be OK with a conservative black president such as those people that you mentioned.

Absurd


46 posted on 08/24/2012 7:49:45 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working fors)
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To: SuziQ

Interesting that fascism, by definition, includes the aspect of racial superiority.

0bama’s policies inherently, but not especially overtly, are racist in that those who are punished are disproportionately white and those who benefit are disproportionally black.


47 posted on 08/24/2012 7:53:50 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working fors)
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To: mojito

Bob is a filthy racist!!!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AbULBAjstBA&feature=player_embedded


48 posted on 08/24/2012 10:03:34 AM PDT by roofgoat
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To: mojito

Sorry, Ta-Nehisi, but your Race Card, already well over it’s limit, has been declined.


49 posted on 08/24/2012 10:06:58 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Funny but creepy!)
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To: tommix2
http://www.sacred-destinations.com/turkey/istanbul-blue-mosque,p>I can't find the particular pic I saw but these have a little of the flavor. The one I had seen had 5 or 6 men standing together, all their faces showing at a similar angle. It struck me then that if someone had asked a Turk who is unfamiliar with Mr. Obama to pick out which one was the non- Turk he could only have narrowed it down to the two or three not wearing fez because of the fact of not having their heads covered.
50 posted on 08/24/2012 10:12:13 AM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson)
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