First “black” president? Recall that he who controls the meaning of words controls the outcome of the discussion.
In the context of Critical Race Theory, just what, exactly, is meant by race and thus “racism”, “racist” and even “black”? We have a prominent case of race in that BHO told us in his own autobiography that in his youth he struggled with his racial identity and finally chose to be black. However, he also tells us that his mother was Caucasian and his father was from Kenya but listed as part Arab. In 1988, none other than Bill Clinton was called our first black president by Nobel poet Tony Morrison.
If a Caucasian man can be black, and a person with a Caucasian mother can decide to be black despite the fact his biological father may be more Arab than black or something else, then what, exactly is meant by black?
When Bill Maher, during a panel discussion on HBO complains that Obamas policies are half-assed because hes only half black. and that if he was fully black, Im telling you, he would be a better president., and that theres a white man in him holding him back, than what is black?
CNNs Soledad OBrien writes of a private meeting in 2007 with Jesse Jackson in her book, The Next Big Story. During the meeting, Jackson complained to OBrien, whose mother is a black woman from Cuba, that there werent any black anchors on CNN. She wrote, He looks me in the eye and reaches his fingers over to tap a spot of skin on my right hand. He shakes his head. You dont count, he says. She closed the section with [t]he arbiter of blackness had weighed in. I had been measured and found wanting.
Finally, Dr. Cornel West, whose official web site describes him as a prominent and provocative democratic intellectual, was the subject of an article in the May 18, 2011 Washington Post. Reporter Krissah Thompson opened with, Scholar Cornel Wests scathing critique of President Obamas liberal bona fides in a series of recent interviews has ignited a furious debate among African American bloggers and commentators.
These are all facts that anyone can verify on Google in 0.8 seconds.
References to race, racism and especially to black, in all these contexts, is clearly not about race. It is about ideology, socialist ideology. The problem is not how black all these people may be, but how RED. With that in mind, to a person who equates “black” with socialist, then “racism” and “racist” is only about people who reject socialism and socialists.
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