Skip to comments.Does racial bias fuel Obama foes? How to tell?
Posted on 09/09/2012 1:03:43 PM PDT by mdittmar
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.
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I guess that objecting to a socialist spendthript incompetent who wrecked the armed services through budget cuts and inflicting homosexuals on us is racist.
Sorta like Obamas white grand mother?
“Her conclusion is based on something called “implicit bias”- prejudices that people don’t realize they have.”
Things people don’t recognize about themselves?....Like her being an idiot and not seeing it?
In fact, I am so much opposed to Obama's actions, that I started this thread last night, and I encourage everyone to read it, and to show it to others whom they think might be interested:
So these “scholars” are going to be pumping this “if you don’t vote for BO you’re a racist” claptrap into the public consciousness for the next eight weeks.
Funny that we never hear a discussion of it.
No, it’s not because he’s black.
It’s because he’s incompetent.
Either that, or evil.
He stands for everything I abhor, and skin color is simply not a factor.
Although, in reality, he’s not black. My WASPy skin is probably darker than his when he fails to golf-tan.
All that meme will do is enhance the Bradley effect.
Which is OK — close polls keep us on our toes, taking nothing for granted.
Finding somthing else to blame.
I don’t care what it is that makes people vote for Romney, My only care is that there are enough of us to get rid of the Muslim POS that is in the White House now.
Black like Maxine Waters, Sheila Jackson, John Conyers, or Robert Mugabe? Or black like Tom Sowell, Alan West, or George Washington Carver.
If the former (and I think it true) it’s a problem for me, and many others. If the latter... well, it doesn’t matter for them; they are great human beings regardless of their “color.”
“Is it because he’s black?”
That’s about the only thing that he has halfway going for him and he’s not even halfway there.
He’s not black. He’s biracial.
And white raised
the correct term is mulatto
Barack Obama is racially mulatto, having one white and one black parent
I don’t even think most leftists believe it either. They just know the accusation has always been effective in the past to silence opposition
More like “implicit stupidity” where someone is highly educated but doesn’t have the common sense to pour warm piss out of a boot!
Obama is NO blacker than he is White..
Hes not black.. or White.. but he is a traitor..
Makes no difference whether he is black or white, red or Yellow..
He is begging for the Hangman.. at least for a cell..
I want to know why the racists blacks, all 94 percent of them, are voting for such a failure.
Could it be............he’s black?
After all these years, my Tagline still says it best.
“...doesnt have the common sense to pour warm piss out of a boot!”
LMAO! I’ve known several people who’ve been highly-educated, but whose practical, commonsense level ranks alongside of a meatloaf.
God, I hate this question . . . but, ok, here’s a real simple test: If you despise Bill Clinton as much as you despise Barack Obama, you are not a racist. If you love Bill Clinton but despise Barack Obama, you are a racist. Which means that the vast majority of racists are not in the Republican party, but rather in the democrat party.
“You could just as easily ask: Does racial bias fuel Obama supporters? How to tell?”
Certainly it is true of his black supporters - but my position is that Obama’s clear and obvious hatred of this country fuels his “poor” job (it isn’t poor, he knows what he’s doing and does it quite well). The real question here is this: Is Obama’s hatred of this country based on racial hatred for whites?
From Dr Glisson's bio on this institution's web page; "[Dr Susan M.] Glisson is a native of Evans, Georgia. She earned bachelors degrees in religion and in history from Mercer University, a masters degree in Southern Studies from the University of Mississippi and a Ph.D. in American Studies from the College of William and Mary. Glisson specializes in the history of race and religion in the United States, especially in the black struggle for freedom."
Obviously a totally unbiased academic (is this an oxymoron?) /sarc
I absolutely despise Barack Obama. I must be a racist! Most of my ideas come from Allen West, Thomas Sowell, and Walter Williams!
They're not "real" blacks - they're "Oreos" donchaknow.
He’s more white. Tie gors to the mother