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Not post-racial America
The St. Louis American ^ | May 1, 2014 | Jamala Rogers

Posted on 05/03/2014 1:21:51 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

One good thing about the Obama presidency is that it has completely shattered the myth of a post-racial society in the U.S. Sectors of the country believed (with legitimate optimism) that centuries of white supremacy and institutional racism would be washed away because of a black presidency. Instead, it tore open the scabs on the festering sores of racism in this country.

In many ways, the Obama factor has had the opposite effect – bullets flying off the shelves since the 2008 election in preparation for a race war, an increase in white supremacy groups, openly hostile attacks on black and brown people from the president on down, etc.

All of this despite the fact the President Obama has intentionally avoided issues of race, of acknowledging his blackness and all the ugly realities that go with it to prove he is a president of all the American people. The truth that the president is finally forced to embrace is that no amount of suppression or moderation of race issues wins any points with the right-wingers who control most of the media airwaves and legislative halls.

According to Ronald Kessler, author of “In the President's Secret Service,” the rate of threats against the president increased 400 per cent under Obama from the 3,000 a year or so under President George W. Bush. Some sources say it’s an average of 30 threats a day. And it not just the president – there have been threats directed at first lady Michelle Obama and even daughters Sasha and Malia.

We know about the plan hatched by top Republican leaders on the night of Obama’s inauguration – to take back the House in November 2010 and to make Obama, in the words of Senator Mitch McConnell, a “one-term president.”

Obama was successfully re-elected but the GOP did take back the House and have obstructed most of the president’s program for the country. The number of blocked appointments to government and judicial posts is unprecedented.

Then there’s the barrage of racist slurs, comments and cartoons about the president which black folks understand is also directed at them.

The Cliven Bundys and Donald Sterlings of the world also keep us grounded in the reality of whether or not America is in a post-racial period. While they represent very different economic strata, their opinions about blacks are not that far apart.

Bundy has been leeching off the government for 20 years in unpaid grazing fees. His statements about Negroes “being better off as slaves” fit right in with Sterling’s plantation notion of taking care of his black basketball Clippers: “I … give them food and clothes and cars and houses.”

Let’s agree that the U.S. is not post-racial, a delusion that keeps us from grappling with the real and tangible effects of racism. Let’s put some serious energy into breaking the chains of inequality and injustice, held together by white supremacy, that have our communities in economic and political chokeholds.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: clivenbundy; donaldsterling; obama; racism

1 posted on 05/03/2014 1:21:51 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I imagine Jamala is another one of those Amish people.


2 posted on 05/03/2014 1:29:51 AM PDT by Luke21
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
..... Our great leader Obama has finally lead us into the promise land of the peace and harmony of a "Post Racial America" where ...... all that matters now is .... the color of our skin.

... HE is truly a great leader!

3 posted on 05/03/2014 1:33:47 AM PDT by R_Kangel ( "A Nation of Sheep ..... Will Beget ..... a Nation Ruled by Wolves.")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
the right-wingers who control most of the media airwaves

as opposed to the left-wingers who control most of academia and alphabet agencies? seems pretty balanced then.

4 posted on 05/03/2014 1:36:01 AM PDT by blueplum
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
… centuries of white supremacy …
That’s the point where one files the self-serving hit piece under “G”.
5 posted on 05/03/2014 1:37:20 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I seemed to miss the part about out-of-control black crime, black-on-white violence (knockout game, et al), special black entitlement and on and on under Emperor Zero. I’d be fascinated to see this authoress’ data regarding the explosion of white-on-black crime, white-on-black violence, and special white entitlements under Zero. Where might dat be at ?


6 posted on 05/03/2014 1:39:23 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: blueplum

Who ARE these right-wingers who control MOST of the media airwaves ? They’re doing a good job of hiding themselves and hiding behind mountains of left-wing propaganda.


7 posted on 05/03/2014 1:40:33 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: Olog-hai

“Jive Turkey” is spelled with a “J.” (Like “Jamala”)


8 posted on 05/03/2014 1:42:08 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: Luke21
I imagine Jamala is another one of those Amish people.

Ya no kidding. How is it that all I had to do was see the name 'Jamal' and I knew what kind of idiotic screed this was going to be? Must be I'm a racist.

9 posted on 05/03/2014 1:53:15 AM PDT by NurdlyPeon (It is the nature of liberals to pervert whatever they touch.)
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I guess the editors couldn’t be bothered with this opinion.

>> Let’s put some serious energy into breaking the chains of inequality and injustice, held together by white supremacy, that have our communities in economic and political chokeholds.

This is bullshit. Both Negroids and Caucasoids are contributors to racism. Should we evaluate which race exhibits a higher percentage of the xenophobic condition? And not to ignore the crap dispensed by the author.


10 posted on 05/03/2014 2:06:00 AM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“All of this despite the fact the President Obama has intentionally avoided issues of race, of acknowledging his blackness and all the ugly realities that go with it to prove he is a president of all the American people.”

Evidence the author of this delusional piece lives in an alternative universe.


11 posted on 05/03/2014 2:51:07 AM PDT by Brooklyn Attitude (Things are only going to get worse.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

No mention of the racist knockout game, of racist Oprah, of racists calling for an all-black NBA, of Spike Lee’s overt racism, Sharpton...


12 posted on 05/03/2014 2:51:15 AM PDT by Fear The People (When the government fears the people, you have LIBERTY.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
When BHO was elected, my mother in law said that at least now the Sharptons and the Jackson's in the world will now be shut upped. I told her not in the least. In fact, they will get worse. I also told her as bad as this guy is going to be, black folks will never blame him. It's the emotional bond they have with the first black president.

This article proves me right

13 posted on 05/03/2014 3:06:34 AM PDT by LMAO (Insurgent conservative)
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To: Luke21

Probably. For people like Jamala who never see race as a two-sided issue, HER race will always be the aggrieved party. Even with a black President, black AG (who refuses to prosecute black-on-white hate crimes) and a host of others at the highest positions in government, the blame is still on white people.

It’s official. Racial inequity, or the feeling thereof, is engrained in their DNA. The claims will never cease, never ease up. Even with full power (the trifecta) we’ll still be hearing tripe like this where all the blame for everything is put on white Republicans. You cannot have a post-racial America when one half of that racial divide simply is incapable of moving beyond the now natural disposition to yell ‘racism’.


14 posted on 05/03/2014 3:22:44 AM PDT by Gaffer (Comprehensive Immigration Reform is just another name for Comprehensive Capitulation)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Let’s put some serious energy into breaking the chains of inequality and injustice, held together by white supremacy, that have our communities in economic and political chokeholds.”

These people need to grow up and take responsibility for the failures of their communities, the root of which is not “white supremacy” but their own values, behaviors, and the cult of victimization.


15 posted on 05/03/2014 3:35:16 AM PDT by Brooklyn Attitude (Things are only going to get worse.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I think I missed the part where Bozo “tried to prove he was president of all Americans”. It must have been sometime before he declared “I won”.


16 posted on 05/03/2014 3:44:50 AM PDT by wastoute (Government cannot redistribute wealth. Government can only redistribute poverty.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“embrace is that no amount of suppression or moderation of race issues wins any points with the right-wingers who control most of the media airwaves and legislative halls.”

Say what???


17 posted on 05/03/2014 3:48:46 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
...right-wingers who control most of the media airwaves and legislative halls.

Now, there's a new piece of information for me. The things you learn by reading FR, truly amazing.

18 posted on 05/03/2014 3:52:52 AM PDT by OldPossum ("It's" is the contraction of "it" and "is"; think about ITS implications.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It won’t wash, Jamala, the rising generation knows damned well they aren’t racist.


19 posted on 05/03/2014 3:56:08 AM PDT by TalBlack (Evil doesn't have a day job.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Really:
From the “About” section of their newspaper:

“The St. Louis American newspaper has emerged as the leading, most-trusted voice of the area’s African-American community, and has extended its reach to become a major multi-platform media entity in Missouri. In 2012, The St. Louis American became the single largest weekly newspaper in the entire state of Missouri.”

What else would one expect? “Racism” is a business model.


20 posted on 05/03/2014 4:02:37 AM PDT by Rich21IE
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To: Luke21

I take it Jamala is yet another evil person who lives to chase down whites and hound them for the misfortune to have been born white. Probably gets a real high if the poor white is a child and can be abused, but then again conservatives play that game so they can get PC points from the left.


21 posted on 05/03/2014 4:11:42 AM PDT by junta ("Peace is a racket", testimony from crime boss Barrack Hussein Obama.)
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To: Rich21IE

When did the Amish start naming their kids “Jamal”?

Stop whining and get over it, slavery ended a long time ago and YOU, Mr. “Jamal” are not a slave.


22 posted on 05/03/2014 4:12:19 AM PDT by DaveA37
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
We know about the plan hatched by top Republican leaders on the night of Obama’s inauguration – to take back the House in November 2010 and to make Obama, in the words of Senator Mitch McConnell, a “one-term president.”

This is the heart of the . . . for want of a better word . . . "argument." ANY political opposition to this President is by definition not just malicious but racist. I think they've sold that to about half the American people too.

23 posted on 05/03/2014 4:16:11 AM PDT by madprof98
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To: All
INFAMOUS LIBERAL LIES

<><> latino lesbian server wrote gay slurs on check...
blamed patron (waitress fired--patron had check copy)

<><> Oberlin college faked KKK stuff,

<><> feminist college leader sent herself 'rape threats' ....
said they were from conservative man...

<><> black ministers burned down their own churches for
insurance money.....and blamed racists...

<><> Matthew Shepard killed by a former bi-lover---
presstitutes blamed anti-gay conservatives,

<><> Democrat War room denizens sent out fake hate letters
attributed them to conservatives...

<><> Vassar's hate crime student police spray-painted
hate messages on campus.....blamed "racists"

<><> black businessman torched his own house, spray-painted “KKK” and “Blacks get out!”

<><> black businessman arrested for arson and insurance fraud (dumbo insurance investigator KNEW---b/c "only" KKK says “Blacks”)

===================================================

And don't forget The Big Libber's whoppers:

<><> Obama's "If you like your plan, you keep your plan."

<><> lied WRT health insurance not paying for his mother’s hospital bills.

<><> candidate O said he wanted to be "another Reagan."

24 posted on 05/03/2014 4:34:50 AM PDT by Liz
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To: DaveA37

It’s JamalA, she’s a female Jamal.


25 posted on 05/03/2014 4:40:13 AM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Welcome to the main Rat campaign theme of 2014. How else are they going to fire up their base?


26 posted on 05/03/2014 5:19:25 AM PDT by randita
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
In support of his contention, the author cites a curious mix of death threats against the president and his family and political opposition to his agenda.

It's articles like this that make me think Obama ain't leaving in January 2017.

27 posted on 05/03/2014 5:43:53 AM PDT by Oratam
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The Cliven Bundys and Donald Sterlings of the world also keep us grounded in the reality of whether or not America is in a post-racial period.

Yep, the existence of private citizens (How many? A thousand? A million? What is the minimum number?) - not elected officials - who use terms which were perfectly respectable forty years ago (Bundy) or who get into (surreptitiously recorded) swearing contests with their concubines (Sterling) is evidence of the fact that America is not yet "post-racial."

No other evidence (outrageous levels of illegitimacy among certain ethnic minorities; disproportionately high incarceration rates for certain ethnic minorities for violent crimes; etc.) is proof enough.

Regards,

28 posted on 05/03/2014 5:46:44 AM PDT by alexander_busek (Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Yes, some people are that stupid. If any person says that Obama has intentionally avoided issues of race, they must be among the dumbest people on the planet.


29 posted on 05/03/2014 5:51:51 AM PDT by driftless2
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To: R_Kangel
Barry has asked Holder to look into the racial aspects of the recent Oklahoma execution.
30 posted on 05/03/2014 6:11:44 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Rip it out by the roots.)
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To: R_Kangel

Saint Louis population:
1950....856,796
2010....319,189
The city (Detroit) has declined in population with each subsequent census since 1950. ..... largest percentage decline (down 61.4%, second only to St. Louis, Missouri’s
Wikipedia

The population Saint Louis was about 49.2% African American, 43.9% White (42.2% Non-Hispanic White), 2.9% Asian, 0.3% Native American/Alaska Native,.... (2010)

It tough when your worse that Detroit .. called stewing in you own Culture’s Stew.


31 posted on 05/03/2014 6:28:13 AM PDT by BilLies (sharyl attkisson is alive and well HOORAY!!!!!)
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To: Gaffer

It has never been about equality. The goal is control and privilege. That is why blacks are so sympathetic toward muslims, of whom they conveniently and blindly forget were and are the greatest slavers.

The Africanized government nobama brought us in some way has done America a favor. That favor being to open the eyes of many blinded by slavery guilt to the reality and real intentions of black culture in America.

True equality would be good for all, but that equality also requires personal responsibility which is difficult to find in America’s black culture.

Slavery was brought to America by those that were the Lords of America, for their own benefit. When we declared our Independence we failed to correct that aristocratic flaw and missed our opportunity to satisfy our Karma Police, to which now we must pay 10 fold.


32 posted on 05/03/2014 6:37:52 AM PDT by X-spurt (CRUZ missile - armed and ready.)
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To: X-spurt
It has never been about equality

There is the very appropriate adage, "The slave dreams not of freedom, but being the master."

That's the operative motivation here.

33 posted on 05/03/2014 6:52:35 AM PDT by Gaffer (Comprehensive Immigration Reform is just another name for Comprehensive Capitulation)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

There is no black in Commie pink fags.


34 posted on 05/03/2014 7:18:25 AM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

WHY was there no Barf Alert included in the title?? Blecht.


35 posted on 05/03/2014 8:13:14 AM PDT by MWFsFreedom
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To: Luke21; R_Kangel; blueplum; Olog-hai; fieldmarshaldj; NurdlyPeon; Gene Eric; Brooklyn Attitude; ...

Jamala Rogers

36 posted on 05/03/2014 11:17:56 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"One good thing about the Obama presidency is that it has completely shattered the myth of a post-racial society in the U.S. Sectors of the country believed (with legitimate optimism) that centuries of white supremacy and institutional racism would be washed away because of a black presidency. Instead, it tore open the scabs on the festering sores of racism in this country."

Among ordinary Americans, it is a post-racial society. I work with and have been hired by Black Americans. I've sold to, consulted with and bought from Black Americans and Americans of every other color and creed.

There is a racial grievance industry that survives by pushing charges of racism. There's one political party that has spent decades inciting race hatred. This has had success not only in voting, but in poisoning the opinions of those Black Americans in the worst condition of people in this country.

There is no white supremacism. That is just one of many lies of the race hatred inciters. Obama has been the biggest promoter of race hatred in our country, since he appeared on the scene.

20% of this country lives in upsidedownland, where, ahem, white is black and black is white. Where Mumia Abdul Jamal is a hero for fighting the man and George Zimmerman is a white hispanic murderer for saving his own (and probably other) lives.

37 posted on 05/03/2014 12:30:13 PM PDT by Jabba the Nutt (You can have a free country or government schools. Choose one.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

A mind is a terrible thing to waste. So is being 60 years old and not wearing a bra.


38 posted on 05/03/2014 4:31:16 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Obama's policies have caused a rise in unemployment among black men. Instead of being given opportunities, many minorities and other members of the disadvantaged population are given handouts. These empowered, idle youth are using violence toward themselves and others as a substitute for meaningful endeavors. Our world is at constant war and our President's idea of a foreign policy is to wreak havoc in every country that has a leader he doesn't like.

So, yeah, this president has made things worse. But it's his policies, not his color, that intensified the problems urban and now other youth face.

39 posted on 05/03/2014 4:40:43 PM PDT by grania
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
[Article] ...Obama has intentionally avoided issues of race, .....

What??!! Lying beeotch!

Is that why "my son" Trayvon didn't get invited to the beer summit?

</sneer>

40 posted on 05/05/2014 4:59:55 PM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: grania
But it's his policies, not his color, that intensified the problems urban and now other youth face.

Au contraire, he has acted forcefully and publicly, even conspicuously, to reinforce and encourage the hoodie-hoods in their criminal misconduct, "knockout games", and attacks on non-blacks, as if the vicious stompings these punks like to deal out were nothing but a few good-natured ag-ag's and noogies in the school hallway.

41 posted on 05/05/2014 5:02:19 PM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Let’s put some serious energy into breaking the chains of inequality and injustice, held together by democrat supremacy, that have our communities in economic and political chokeholds.

Change one word and it becomes the truth, too bad
they won’t take the trouble.


42 posted on 05/05/2014 5:05:56 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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