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Does racial bias fuel Obama foes? How to tell?
Santa Cruz Sentinel ^ | Sep 9,2012 | JESSE WASHINGTON AP National Writer

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.

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


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: santacruzsenile
Internal polling must be really bad;)
1 posted on 09/09/2012 1:03:45 PM PDT by mdittmar
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To: mdittmar

I guess that objecting to a socialist spendthript incompetent who wrecked the armed services through budget cuts and inflicting homosexuals on us is racist.


2 posted on 09/09/2012 1:07:18 PM PDT by Chainmail (A simple rule of life: if you can be blamed, you're responsible.)
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To: mdittmar

Sorta like Obamas white grand mother?


3 posted on 09/09/2012 1:07:46 PM PDT by JoanneSD
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To: mdittmar

“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?


4 posted on 09/09/2012 1:09:25 PM PDT by Psycho_Bunny (OWS = The Great American Snivel War)
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To: mdittmar
I can't speak for a anyone other than myself. My opposition to Obama is based entirely on his actions, and has nothing to do with his race.

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:

Here are 95 examples of Barack Obama’s lying, lawbreaking, corruption, and cronyism

5 posted on 09/09/2012 1:10:33 PM PDT by grundle
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To: Psycho_Bunny

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.


6 posted on 09/09/2012 1:11:04 PM PDT by thecodont
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To: mdittmar
You could just as easily ask: Does racial bias fuel Obama supporters? How to tell?

Funny that we never hear a discussion of it.

7 posted on 09/09/2012 1:12:58 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: mdittmar

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.


8 posted on 09/09/2012 1:14:14 PM PDT by Jedidah
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To: thecodont

All that meme will do is enhance the Bradley effect.

Which is OK — close polls keep us on our toes, taking nothing for granted.


9 posted on 09/09/2012 1:15:31 PM PDT by Jedidah
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To: mdittmar

Finding somthing else to blame.


10 posted on 09/09/2012 1:25:27 PM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: mdittmar

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.


11 posted on 09/09/2012 1:25:27 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: mdittmar

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.”


12 posted on 09/09/2012 1:34:36 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: mdittmar

“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.


13 posted on 09/09/2012 1:39:47 PM PDT by USMCPOP (Father of LCpl. Karl Linn, KIA 1/26/2005 Al Haqlaniyah, Iraq)
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To: mdittmar

He’s not black. He’s biracial.


14 posted on 09/09/2012 1:44:39 PM PDT by Technical Editor
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To: Technical Editor

And white raised


15 posted on 09/09/2012 1:52:19 PM PDT by hecht (restore Hetch-Hetchy, and screw San Francisco and Pelosi)
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To: Technical Editor

the correct term is mulatto

Barack Obama is racially mulatto, having one white and one black parent


16 posted on 09/09/2012 1:58:31 PM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Present failure and impending death yield irrational action))
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To: Chainmail

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


17 posted on 09/09/2012 2:01:18 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working fors)
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To: Psycho_Bunny

More like “implicit stupidity” where someone is highly educated but doesn’t have the common sense to pour warm piss out of a boot!


18 posted on 09/09/2012 2:02:24 PM PDT by jettester (I got paid to break 'em - not fly 'em)
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To: mdittmar

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..


19 posted on 09/09/2012 2:10:51 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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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?


20 posted on 09/09/2012 2:12:00 PM PDT by rbmillerjr (Conservative Economic and National Security Commentary: econus.blogspot.com)
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To: mdittmar

After all these years, my Tagline still says it best.


21 posted on 09/09/2012 2:29:42 PM PDT by libertylover (The problem with Obama is not that his skin is too black, it's that his ideas are too RED.)
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To: jettester

“...doesn’t 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.


22 posted on 09/09/2012 2:31:53 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Liberals, democrats & unions - the leftist scum - are like bacteria: attack, attack, attack!)
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To: mdittmar

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.


23 posted on 09/09/2012 2:43:42 PM PDT by Juan Medén
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To: 1rudeboy

“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?


24 posted on 09/09/2012 2:51:38 PM PDT by Ancesthntr (Bibi to Odumbo: Its not going to happen.)
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To: Psycho_Bunny
The problem with “implicit bias” is that those who point out the implied bias are the true racist.
25 posted on 09/09/2012 3:21:35 PM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah, so shall it be again")
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To: mdittmar
When you think and listen to the Obama Campaign, their two hammers are class warfare, Romney is white and rich, Obama, who is half African, needs 4 more years of blame Bush. As the old saying goes, when all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail! Obama cannot stand on his record so it becomes obvious that antagonism to him is racist while support of him is tolerance and justice.

From Dr Glisson's bio on this institution's web page; "[Dr Susan M.] Glisson is a native of Evans, Georgia. She earned bachelor’s degrees in religion and in history from Mercer University, a master’s 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

26 posted on 09/09/2012 3:42:30 PM PDT by SES1066 (Government is NOT the reason for my existence!)
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To: mdittmar

I absolutely despise Barack Obama. I must be a racist! Most of my ideas come from Allen West, Thomas Sowell, and Walter Williams!


27 posted on 09/09/2012 4:09:38 PM PDT by 2nd Amendment
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To: 2nd Amendment
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.

28 posted on 09/09/2012 4:16:27 PM PDT by JustSayNoToNannies (A free society's default policy: it's none of government's business.)
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To: hosepipe

He’s more white. Tie gors to the mother


29 posted on 09/09/2012 6:33:04 PM PDT by hecht (restore Hetch-Hetchy, and screw San Francisco and Pelosi)
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