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(Playing the 2012 Race Card) ... Does Racial Bias Fuel Obama Foes? How to Tell?
AP ^ | Sep. 9, 2012 | JESSE WASHINGTON

Posted on 09/09/2012 11:37:09 AM PDT by DogByte6RER

Does racial bias fuel Obama foes? How to tell?

The Race card Pictures, Images and Photos

Is it because he's black?

The question of whether race fuels opposition to President Barack Obama has become one of the most divisive topics of the election. It is sowing anger and frustration among conservatives who are labeled racist simply for opposing Obama's policies and liberals who see no other explanation for such deep dislike of the president.

It is an accusation almost impossible to prove, yet it remains inseparable from the African-American experience. The idea, which seemed to die in 2008 when Obama became the first black president, is now rearing its head from college campuses to cable TV as the Democratic incumbent faces Mitt Romney, the white Republican challenger.

Four years after an election that inspired hopes of a post-racial future, there are signs that political passions are dragging us backward.

"We're at a tipping point," said Susan Glisson, director of the Institute for Racial Reconciliation at the University of Mississippi. "But I don't know which way we're going to tip."

Glisson knows that many conservatives disagree with Obama solely because of his policies. "But I am also quite certain that there are others who object to the president because of his race, because they have a fear of blacks that is embedded in our culture," she said.

Her conclusion is based on something called "implicit bias"— prejudices that people don't realize they have.

Studies show that due to longstanding negative stereotypes about African-Americans — which give such false impressions as most black people are dangerous, unintelligent or prefer welfare to work — many people harbor anti-black biases yet don't even know it.

(Excerpt) Read more at hosted2.ap.org ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Extended News; Government; Miscellaneous; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012; barackhussseinobama; election2012; liberals; obama; politicsofguilt; progressives; racebating; racecard; racialbias; racism

1 posted on 09/09/2012 11:37:13 AM PDT by DogByte6RER
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Related MUST SEE YouTube video ...

“Bob Is A Racist”

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


2 posted on 09/09/2012 11:38:22 AM PDT by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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To: DogByte6RER

Of course “implicit bias” (”longstanding negative stereotypes”) exist entirely and only among “whites”; right? NOT


3 posted on 09/09/2012 11:42:44 AM PDT by Wuli
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To: DogByte6RER

People oppose Obama not because he is black but because they love America and they see that Obama’s policies are destroying that America.


4 posted on 09/09/2012 11:48:38 AM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: DogByte6RER

If we want to end racism, quit throwing money at it.


5 posted on 09/09/2012 11:51:31 AM PDT by Dapper 26
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To: DogByte6RER

Projectile projection.


6 posted on 09/09/2012 11:54:12 AM PDT by Sgt_Schultze (A half-truth is a complete lie)
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To: DogByte6RER
Does Racial Bias Fuel Obama Foes? How to Tell?

Boring... You know what would really attract the attention of readers? How does THIS work:

Does Racial Bias Fuel Black Obama Supporters? How to Tell?

Answer to the first question, YES. Answer to the second question, "95% of black voters voted for the black guy".

7 posted on 09/09/2012 11:55:22 AM PDT by Kenton (I love the smell of the Democrat flop sweat in the morning. it smells like... VICTORY!)
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To: DogByte6RER

This is how the same story is reported elsewhere..

http://host.madison.com/news/national/government-and-politics/does-racial-bias-fuel-obama-foes-how-to-tell/article_11deacf0-041a-5ac5-9387-8dd78f344733.html


8 posted on 09/09/2012 11:56:12 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: DogByte6RER; All

Another source since your link is broken.

Full article:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/question-of-whether-race-fuels-obama-opposition-1-of-elections-most-divisive-topics/2012/09/09/b8ca7380-faa5-11e1-a65a-d6e62f9f2a5a_print.html


9 posted on 09/09/2012 12:00:37 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: DogByte6RER
Does racial bias fuel Obama?
10 posted on 09/09/2012 12:01:49 PM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: DogByte6RER

With Obama everything is about race or homosexuality, because he isn’t a man. He is a product of aggrieved groups. When caught in a lie, fraud or corruption, Obama gets a pass. We say, “If he were a white Republican...,” but a white Republican could never get away with being part of an aggrieved group. A white Republican has to meet us as a man or woman. Same goes double for black Republicans, and less so for Hispanic Republicans. Republicans have to be more than the sum total of some parasitic, aggrieved mob. Obama can be the chief of parasites because whatever he is, he isn’t really Obama. ...When he looked at the camera, peering through his teleprompter, and said, “I am your president,” he was claiming victory for the aggrieved over individuals. In his world view, the parasites and perverts have won because of him.


11 posted on 09/09/2012 12:06:51 PM PDT by pallis
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To: DogByte6RER

RACIAL BIAS does fuel Obama’s voting base!!!!!


12 posted on 09/09/2012 12:08:51 PM PDT by LibFreeUSA
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To: LibFreeUSA
.."Joseph is often called a racist when he discusses politics. This inspired him to film a satirical video, Bob is a Racist, which lays bare the frustration of many conservatives."
13 posted on 09/09/2012 12:12:13 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: DogByte6RER

My hard won indifference trumps your ‘race card’ every f’n time


14 posted on 09/09/2012 12:14:25 PM PDT by tomkat
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To: DogByte6RER
"We're at a tipping point," said Susan Glisson, director of the Institute for Racial Reconciliation at the University of Mississippi. "But I don't know which way we're going to tip."

I tell you what I'm prejudiced against -- a fat, ugly whitebread bitch.


15 posted on 09/09/2012 12:14:40 PM PDT by StAnDeliver (A tale of a very grey woman, who was no lady...)
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To: DogByte6RER

Is anyone else amused that the people who claim to hate racism the most do the most to keep it in the public spotlight?


16 posted on 09/09/2012 12:16:24 PM PDT by RWB Patriot ("My ability is a value that must be purchased and I don't recognize anyone's need as a claim on me.")
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To: StAnDeliver

My Rottweiler looks better than than dog.


17 posted on 09/09/2012 12:17:55 PM PDT by max americana (Make the world a better place by punching a liberal in the face)
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To: DogByte6RER

I found this article also at the San Francisco Chronicle, tried to post it but it didn’t go through:

http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Does-racial-bias-fuel-Obama-foes-How-to-tell-3851467.php


18 posted on 09/09/2012 12:21:22 PM PDT by thecodont
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To: DogByte6RER; All

Scary is that we have a lot of White Guilt Liberals who fall for this garbage...even some in the GOP


19 posted on 09/09/2012 12:31:34 PM PDT by SeminoleCounty (The DNC Convention is like the Nuremburg Rallies for non-white folks)
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To: DogByte6RER

In fact the opposite is the case.

Obama gets nearly 100% of the black vote. 95% or so. And a lot of well-meaning others who wanted to support Obama simply because of what he represented.

There is a PRO-Obama bias, which needs to be overcome. Luckily that will start to happen this election.

If Obama were not black, he would not have won.


20 posted on 09/09/2012 12:32:02 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (America doesn't need any new laws. America needs freedom!)
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To: DogByte6RER

Is it because he’s black?

The question of whether race fuels support of President Barack Obama has become one of the most divisive topics of the election. It is sowing anger and frustration among leftists who are labeled racist simply for supporting Obama’s policies and conservatives who see no other explanation for such deep support of the president.

It is an accusation almost impossible to prove, yet it remains inseparable from the African-American experience. The idea, which seemed to die in 2008 when Obama became the first black president, is now rearing its head from college campuses to cable TV as the Democratic incumbent faces Mitt Romney, the white Republican challenger.

Four years after an election that inspired hopes of a post-racial future, there are signs that political passions are dragging us backward.

“We’re at a tipping point,” said Susan Glisson, director of the Institute for Racial Reconciliation at the University of Mississippi. “But I don’t know which way we’re going to tip.”

Glisson knows that many leftists agree with Obama solely because of his policies. “But I am also quite certain that there are others who support the president because of his race, because they have a fear of blacks that is embedded in our culture,” she said.

Her conclusion is based on something called “implicit bias”— prejudices that people don’t realize they have.

Studies show that due to longstanding negative stereotypes about African-Americans — which give such false impressions as most black people are dangerous, unintelligent or prefer welfare to work — many people harbor anti-black biases yet don’t even know it.


21 posted on 09/09/2012 12:37:05 PM PDT by Darth Reardon (No offense to drunken sailors)
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To: DogByte6RER
Studies show that due to longstanding negative stereotypes about African-Americans whites, perpetuated by the media — which give such false impressions as most black white people are dangerous, unintelligent or prefer welfare to work stingy, were created by a mad scientist named Yakub, or can't dance — many people harbor anti-black-white biases yet don't even know it.
22 posted on 09/09/2012 12:37:48 PM PDT by StAnDeliver (A tale of a very grey woman, who was no lady...)
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To: DogByte6RER

The net worth of a man/woman, is not determined by color, it is determined by his/her moral character.

It’s an easy-out to whine about the “black experience”, a throwback to slavery and pre equal rights, but one would think after all these decades that people would try - just a little bit - to live within the society the fought so hard to be an equal part.

The loss of “victimhood” means some need to get out of the wagon, and help the rest to pull it.

The “victims” whine about discrimination, which by law and acceptance, has been almost eradicated. Then comes the rabble-rousers, like Jackson, Sharp, and yes - Obama, and convinces people of color that when a white person says a common, everyday word, like “Chicago”, that it has racial connotations.

Leaders of mobs always fire up other people to back them into striking back for some personal belief, or hatred, they have against someone, or some group. Jesse Jackson used to work fast-food, and admitted he would spit in white peoples’ food. That is not only crass and disgusting, but it demonstrated the deep-seated hatred that boils inside Jackson where whites are concerned.

The main problem stems from the fact that white people have been successfully whipped into assuming all of the guilt for every black persons own failings. And if a sad story and reruns of “Roots” doesn’t work, then out comes the race card.

It’s a sham. It’s a national game of “three-card-monte”, where the only way to win, is to not play.

Why should people be forced to relinquishing their principles, morals, and their fortunes because they fear one simple word of the English language...”racist”?

No matter how benevolent, how generous, or how “diversified” you try to be, if you’re white, you’re going to tote the “racist” brand the first time you fail to kneel to the demands, intentional, or not. Or you’re in some group that has been labeled as such.

As long as the “magic word” works, as long as it invokes knee jerk reactions and causes us to swallow our own pride, then we are on the way to genocide-by-guilt.

The word is starting to lose its power, somewhat, but until it becomes totally oblivious - until it stops making us flinch, and cave, those who live by it will continue to take, and take...untill everything - including America - is gone.

/rant off


23 posted on 09/09/2012 12:43:56 PM PDT by FrankR (They will become our ultimate masters the day we surrender the 2nd Amendment.)
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To: DogByte6RER
I thought I'd seen this mail-it-in-moron's name before. He pimped that 'Black Man's Code' screed to get his name in front of the post-Trayvon Martin race card play. Nothing like Jess-uh nursing some long-standing personal incompetence issues, er, racial animus as a Sunday stringer for AP...

AP Writer Jesse Washington Explains ‘Black Male Code’

(AP) — I thought my son would be much older before I had to tell him about the Black Male Code...Like Dotson, Stephney mentioned an ultra-awareness — “a racial Spidey sense, a tingling” — that his sons should heed when stereotyping might place them in danger...“Fast forward 25 years later,” Stephney said. “We’ve come a long way to get nowhere...”


24 posted on 09/09/2012 12:51:35 PM PDT by StAnDeliver (A tale of a very grey woman, who was no lady...)
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To: DogByte6RER
I'll concede that some people oppose Obama simply because he is mixed-race. But, it really bothers me that it has been used as an accusation against anyone that opposes Obama, for any reason.

I oppose Obama for the same reason that I opposed Carter, Mondale, Dukasis, Clinton, Gore, and Kerry. With the exception of Clinton's second term (in which he was effectively a moderate Republican, so he could play ball with the Republican Congress), all of them have promoted the same tired economic policies that have failed everywhere that didn't have an independent source of income to prop it up.

But, I'll ask an uncomfortable question: if opposing Obama due to his race is racism -- what do you call supporting Obama because of his race?

25 posted on 09/09/2012 12:56:13 PM PDT by justlurking (The only remedy for a bad guy with a gun is a good WOMAN (Sgt. Kimberly Munley) with a gun)
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To: DogByte6RER

Lemme guess... whites voting 60-40 for the white guy is racist, but blacks voting 99-1 for the black guy is not.


26 posted on 09/09/2012 1:00:55 PM PDT by Random_User_250 ("Democracy is indispensable to socialism." -- Vladimir Lenin)
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To: DogByte6RER
No, it's not because he is 7% black, 43% Arabic, and 50% white.

It is because he is a Communist who plays the Alinsky Rule #5 ridicule card if you identify him as such.

The Ten Planks of Karl Marx's Communist Manifesto
(and How Obama Implements Them)

  1. Abolition of private property rights (via high property taxes, restrictive zoning laws, "fair housing" edicts, environmental and "wetlands" regulations, UN Agenda 21, etc.)

  2. Institution of a heavily graduated income tax (by calling it "taxing the rich")

  3. Abolition of all rights of inheritance (through a confiscatory estate tax on "the rich")

  4. Confiscation of the property of enemies of the state (through lawless application of asset forfeiture and eminent domain)

  5. Centralization of credit into the hands of the state (Federal Reserve, Federal Trade Commission, TARP, etc.)

  6. Centralization of the means of communication and transportation into the hands of the state (FCC, DOT, FEMA, etc.).

  7. Consolidation and subjugation of all major industries to central government control (FDA, EPA, OSHA, ICC, NLRB, EEOC, etc.)

  8. Mandatory labor union membership (public-sector unions, unionization of 21-million Obamacare health care workers, automatic withholding of forced union dues, "card check," etc.)

  9. Equitable redistribution of all wealth (TANF, SSI, EITC, SNAP, etc.)

  10. Free public education (and food and health care and cell phones and Internet access, etc.)

27 posted on 09/09/2012 1:06:45 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: StAnDeliver

White liberal women pulled down Black kids in the school system by coddling them. They will pull down the rest of society if you let them.


28 posted on 09/09/2012 1:06:52 PM PDT by Clock King
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To: DogByte6RER; duffee; onyx; DrewsMum; Tupelo; mstar; jdirt; Vietnam Vet From New Mexico; wardaddy; ..

Ole Miss Ex-purt Mississippi ping.
(Expert = former drip under pressure)


29 posted on 09/09/2012 1:24:10 PM PDT by WKB (After 4 years of Obama I am ready for a little R and R!!)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

You don’t even have to identify him as black or a minority. When those on the left are met with opposition they cannot keep debate on an informed and cordial level, they cry prejudice, hate, racist, homophobe, anti women’s rights, anti-poor. It is a tactic and that’s also what political correctness is about , changing word meaning and language and when the opportunity arises, again they can go into a personal attack and ignore the debate, the political or economic facts and compleatly change from an argument based on substance which they will always lose to an emotional attack based on your “prejudice” and ignoring the substantive facts.


30 posted on 09/09/2012 1:42:50 PM PDT by duffee (Romney 2012, NEWT 2016)
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To: DogByte6RER

90% of all racism exists in the black community and dim party.

LLS


31 posted on 09/09/2012 2:57:11 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer ("if it looks like you are not gonna make it you gotta get mean, I mean plumb mad-dog mean" J. Wales)
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To: DogByte6RER
I also consistently opposed the political ambitions of Carter, Clinton and Charlie Crist.

What race were they?

32 posted on 09/09/2012 3:22:39 PM PDT by sarasmom
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To: WKB; LibLieSlayer

I’m sick to death of the crap.

LibLieSlayer is right. 90% exists in the black “community” and within the RAT-party.


33 posted on 09/09/2012 4:26:31 PM PDT by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: DogByte6RER

Excellent. Thank you for posting.

That link is getting emailed to several friends and family members just minutes from now.


34 posted on 09/09/2012 4:43:55 PM PDT by generally (Don't be stupid. We have politicians for that.)
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To: DogByte6RER

>>Her conclusion is based on something called “implicit bias”— prejudices that people don’t realize they have.

Gee, you mean like the prejudice you have about conservatives being racist?


35 posted on 09/09/2012 4:50:27 PM PDT by generally (Don't be stupid. We have politicians for that.)
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To: justlurking; All
I oppose Obama for the same reason that I opposed Carter, Mondale, Dukasis, Clinton, Gore, and Kerry. With the exception of Clinton's second term (in which he was effectively a moderate Republican, so he could play ball with the Republican Congress), all of them have promoted the same tired economic policies that have failed everywhere that didn't have an independent source of income to prop it up.

Amen. i protested Clinton in person. I haven't had the opportunity to protest Obama ... I've been too busy looking for work or helping others keep their heads above water during his economic non-recovery.

The truth is I had tuned out of the process, policy debates and politics; I not heard Obama speak until sometimes in 2010. My first impression of him was a disembodied voice full of scolding condescension coming live through my radio.

And that was the start. Then I looked at the state of my country, the policies under pursuit and was horrified.

As Romney echoed in his acceptance speech, I wanted Obama to succeed in a way that means American would succeed. His policies failed and he badgers us besides. I'd rather have someone earnest but simply out of their depth, like Carter, than someone grossly incompetent and unbothered by it all like Obama.

I wish the Democrats had given us Hillary. And I'm not sorry McCain lost. His brand of nuttiness would've destroyed the Republican brand for generations. With Romney/Ryan we have a chance to correct that and get American back on track.

It's funny Democrats slavishly praise Clinton and the Clinton era but he was successful because he knew how to pivot, how to move an agenda forward, how to give-and-take. Romney knows how to do that; Obama does not. And, disturbingly, Obama's not even far left enough for them! They have more in common with the Green Party candidate. If Obama is a moderate voice in his party, this nation is in severe trouble.

36 posted on 09/10/2012 1:11:25 AM PDT by newzjunkey (Election night is 59 days away.)
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To: onyx
I am sick of it also... and I find no joy in the reality but it is true and something must be done to stop the left’s destruction of Civil Rights... we are ALL created equal... that means that crackers have rights too you know... although pop culture would have you believe otherwise!

LLS

37 posted on 09/10/2012 3:51:23 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer ("if it looks like you are not gonna make it you gotta get mean, I mean plumb mad-dog mean" J. Wales)
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To: newzjunkey
Clinton talks about how much we “hate the opposition” and how he has never seen that in Dems. Uh- Bill.. where were you during the Bush years? I could never understand the hatred those people had for him. And the part about not calling BHO “President”? Not only did they not call President Bush, President, they called him “shrub”. Remember that?
Sheesh!
38 posted on 09/10/2012 5:59:30 AM PDT by luv2ski
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