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Obama says there’s more than one ‘authentic way of being black’ (NOT satire)
oneamericanews.com ^ | 7/21/14 | Roberta Rampton

Posted on 07/21/2014 7:56:45 PM PDT by Texas Eagle

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama told a group of young black, Hispanic, Native American and Asian men on Monday that they need be proud of their backgrounds and draw strength from their cultures, but ignore people who accuse them of “acting white.”

Obama shared the advice to the young men as part of his “My Brother’s Keeper” program that is marshalling private and public resources to help more boys from minority groups succeed, a program that he views as an important part of his legacy.

(Excerpt) Read more at oann.com ...


TOPICS: Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: mybrotherskeeper; obama
His top life advice?

“Number one is: work. It’s a pretty simple concept. There is nothing worthwhile where it just falls in your lap,” he added.

At least I don't think he's being satirical.

1 posted on 07/21/2014 7:56:45 PM PDT by Texas Eagle
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To: Texas Eagle

I’m guessing that being a black conservative isn’t what he had in mind.


2 posted on 07/21/2014 7:57:53 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: Texas Eagle

He’s just reading off the teleprompter. Nothing registers beyond that.


3 posted on 07/21/2014 7:58:16 PM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: jjotto
He’s just reading off the teleprompter. Nothing registers beyond that.

Ah. So he's being punk'd.

4 posted on 07/21/2014 8:01:07 PM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Texas Eagle

President Obama My Brothers Keeper Town Hall 7/21/14
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m00Qm5pYAjg


5 posted on 07/21/2014 8:08:33 PM PDT by Whenifhow
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To: Texas Eagle

“Golf is not just for white guys!”


6 posted on 07/21/2014 8:09:15 PM PDT by Argus
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To: Texas Eagle

Sadly, we’re well beyond the point where words uttered one minute mean anything the next. It’s just for the half-black Ted Baxter, it’s always been like that.


7 posted on 07/21/2014 8:12:55 PM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: Texas Eagle




8 posted on 07/21/2014 8:13:01 PM PDT by Lady Jag (Tolerance and apathy are the last virtues of a dying society. - Aristotle)
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To: Whenifhow
Thanks for the vid.

I like the kid on the lower left who starts yawning two minutes into the speech.

That's about where I stopped watching. I'll check back later and see if he falls asleep.

9 posted on 07/21/2014 8:13:19 PM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Texas Eagle

“As a general rule, things don’t end well if the sentence starts with, ‘Let me tell you something about the Negro,’” Obama said. “You don’t really need to know the rest of it, just a tip for you.”


10 posted on 07/21/2014 8:14:17 PM PDT by gusopol3
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To: gusopol3

Racist degenerate. His sloth and dishonesty trump anything he may spew.


11 posted on 07/21/2014 8:15:39 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: hal ogen

Those were his comments on Cliven Bundy


12 posted on 07/21/2014 8:18:36 PM PDT by gusopol3
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To: Texas Eagle
"Obama says there’s more than one ‘authentic way of being black’"

So says the white liberal female harpie posing as a Black Man.
13 posted on 07/21/2014 8:29:24 PM PDT by indthkr
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To: cripplecreek

“I’m guessing that being a black conservative isn’t what he had in mind.’

I have told non-black prospective students at the universities I have worked at that if they really want to be accepted them list themselves as “Black” on their application.

This is the only way to really beat the affirmative action stuff.

So yeah, I would agree, there is more than one way to be Black


14 posted on 07/21/2014 8:44:41 PM PDT by Fai Mao (Genius at Large)
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To: Fai Mao

He must have had a long conversation with Bill Clinton . interns. You know like a beer summit... intern summit. Oh never mind, Bambi doesn’t do interns unless they are of a particular sex...I mean gender.

And is he black? Really black. Mr. Mulatto just might be Arab before being an authentic black.


15 posted on 07/21/2014 8:59:18 PM PDT by V K Lee
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To: Texas Eagle

Said the guy who is not authentic in anything. He is the epitome of a phony human being. There is only one other high-profile person as fake-human as him, and that would be John Kerry.

These people don’t even know how to ACT human in any convincing manner.


16 posted on 07/21/2014 9:20:27 PM PDT by KJC1 (When you are dealing with the devil, the only answer is God.)
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To: V K Lee

“And is he black? Really black. Mr. Mulatto just might be Arab before being an authentic black.”

Culturally Mr Obama is not an “African-American”
His mother was not Black and his father (Assuming the claim that he was from Kenya) was simply African. After his parents divorced she married an Indonesian and Barrack grew up in Jakarta. A white guy from Alabama is probably more in tune with the needs, aspirations and experiences of Black America than Mr. Obama. All he knows is what he read in a history book


17 posted on 07/21/2014 9:21:57 PM PDT by Fai Mao (Genius at Large)
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To: Texas Eagle

I think this thread is heading in a silly direction. I dislike Obama, his politics and his current state of rancor he brought on himself by declaring he can go it alone.

But to use this example to come down on him? I think the worst you can say about his visit is ‘even a blind squirrel finds acorn or two’.

Quote —

““The notion that there’s some authentic way of being black, that if you’re going to be black you have to act a certain way and wear a certain kind of clothes, that has to go,” Obama said.”


18 posted on 07/21/2014 9:35:25 PM PDT by Usagi_yo
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To: Fai Mao

If your students truly want to compete fairly, they could just leave the racial section blank on their college applications. In the end, most colleges care about only one thing, anyway - the SAT score.


19 posted on 07/21/2014 9:38:20 PM PDT by Tired of Taxes
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To: Usagi_yo

I agree with you that the quote you posted is actually good advice.


20 posted on 07/21/2014 9:41:14 PM PDT by Tired of Taxes
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To: Texas Eagle

Good for Mr. Obama. He has finally said something I agree with:

“You don’t have to act a certain way to be authentic. You just have to be who you are – and to go back to the values that you care about.”

Wonderful. Now the very best thing he could do is shut the hell up and go away. He is an embarrassment to both the black half of him and the white half of him. Or whatever mixture he is, if anyone really knows.


21 posted on 07/21/2014 10:05:23 PM PDT by ToastedHead
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To: gusopol3

Obama can preach on this because he is not Negro ie. because he was sired in Indonesia and just born in Africa. Much history on all of this.


22 posted on 07/21/2014 10:26:18 PM PDT by noinfringers2
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To: Lady Jag

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23 posted on 07/21/2014 10:55:38 PM PDT by Hypo2
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To: Texas Eagle

24 posted on 07/21/2014 11:13:45 PM PDT by caveat emptor (!)
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To: caveat emptor
LOL!

25 posted on 07/21/2014 11:31:16 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a weapon...0'Bathhouse/"Rustler" Reid? d8-)
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To: Hypo2
Hispanics consider themselves black. They revealed most emphatically during the 2012 election. Even Geraldo claimed he is black.

Conveniently, they are white for MSM but Hispanic for everything else.

27 posted on 07/22/2014 7:47:34 AM PDT by Lady Jag (Tolerance and apathy are the last virtues of a dying society. - Aristotle)
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