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Obama Woke The Sleeping Giant
America Talks ^ | 3/22/08 | David Zublick

Posted on 03/22/2008 7:38:34 AM PDT by AmericaTalks

Barack Obama has based his entire candidacy on one thing. He wanted to be the first African-American to run for the presidency keeping the issue of race as far into the background as possible. And he almost succeeded in pulling the wool over America's eyes.

His good looks and charismatic appeal made many people view him as the next JFK. Some even thought of him as the second coming of Jesus Christ. We've all seen the pictures of him wowing the crowds with his oratories, women swooning, men cheering. And these were people of all races and creeds, desperate for a candidate who could transcend the barrier of hatred that has so divided this country over its entire history. Even those of us who are conservative, and who despise the misguided vision of the left had to admit that here was a man who broke through the walls that have kept our nation disunited for some 200-plus years.

But wait.

Were we really that far apart? What I mean is...the wounds of racial hatred have, over the past 20 years or so, been healing. The average American, black and white, doesn't harbor any ill will over those of other ethnicities. Most of us get along quite well. We didn't need a guy like Obama to remind us that race should not be an issue. The fact that he was embraced by the voting public should have been an indication that America was ready to put bigotry behind it and accept a black candidate.

And then Obama blew it.

We suddenly find out that we knew absolutely nothing about this guy called Barack Obama. For twenty years, he attended a church in Chicago pastored by a racist whose hatred for America, and especially whites in America, is blatant. Reverend Jeremiah Wright believes our nation was responsible for the attacks of 9-11, and that aids was created to exterminate the black race.

Obama then gave a speech in which acted as an apologist for Wright and refused to disown him. In fact, he continues to embrace him.

That's when the sleeping giant was awakened. The campaign that was supposed to eliminate color suddenly found itself embroiled in controversy. Obama pulled the scabs from the healing wounds of racial divide and now the issue of race is on the front burner.

Will Obama's candidacy be hurt by this? Most certainly. Will his continued association with this church be scrutinized? Absolutely. Will Hillary Clinton and John McCain benefit? You bet.

Will America suffer?

It already has.

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KEYWORDS: nobama; obama
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To: Digital Sniper
His good looks... *screech* Say what? He looks like the bastard child of Sammy Davis Jr and Howdy Doody.

You certainly are entitled to try to be funny, but the undeniable truth is that Obama is considered good looking by most sane people, and it undeniably played a huge role in Obama's initial appeal to the voting public.

51 posted on 03/22/2008 8:20:05 AM PDT by Hoof Hearted
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To: TornadoAlley3
Obama will start speaking in all white churches, bring out his white side of the family for the media...

But, according to the Obamassiah, those "typical white" folks won't let him near their church. According to the Obamassiah, churches are the "most segregated" elements of America today!

Which leads me to believe that racist screwhead has never been to any church that wasn't a black racist church.

52 posted on 03/22/2008 8:21:04 AM PDT by Digital Sniper (Hello, "Undocumented Immigrant." I'm an "Undocumented Border Patrol Agent.")
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To: Ditter

Sure does look like it. Poor guy! Should have made something else rot off that was lower on the anatomy.


53 posted on 03/22/2008 8:21:30 AM PDT by Piquaboy (22 year veteran of the Army, Air Force and Navy, Pray for all our military .)
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To: Hoof Hearted
Obama is considered good looking by most sane people

If Obama is considered "good looking," then I am positively handsome. And believe me, I have a face that's made for radio.

54 posted on 03/22/2008 8:22:10 AM PDT by Digital Sniper (Hello, "Undocumented Immigrant." I'm an "Undocumented Border Patrol Agent.")
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To: TCats

“The wounds of racial hatred have, over the past 20 years or so, been healing.”

It has been less than 20 years since we witnessed an ignorant, arrogant inner-city jury perform jury nullification in the oj simpson case.

Chebama’s campaign has created as much racial division as that trial did, and has succeeded in re-opening the healing scars of yesteryear.


55 posted on 03/22/2008 8:22:20 AM PDT by Canedawg (No Che Hussein NObama, and the Hildebeast, too)
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To: AmericaTalks

He that lieth down with Dogs, shall rise up with Fleas.

Benjamin Franklin

http://www.ushistory.org/franklin/quotable/quote13.htm


56 posted on 03/22/2008 8:23:36 AM PDT by Brian S. Fitzgerald ("We're going to drag that ship over the mountain.")
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To: Digital Sniper
"Obama is considered good looking by most sane people

If Obama is considered "good looking," then I am positively handsome. And believe me, I have a face that's made for radio.

Me too. I spent 35 plus years behind the microphone. But at least my wife thinks I'm good looking - or so she tells me.

57 posted on 03/22/2008 8:25:45 AM PDT by Hoof Hearted
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To: AmericaTalks

The “uniter” has done a good job of being the “divider.”


58 posted on 03/22/2008 8:25:58 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: TCats
Perhaps I have an oversimplified way of thinking, but I call it discrimination. Period. The fact that they are hypocrites is just an added bonus.

These folks are charlatans, plain and simple.
59 posted on 03/22/2008 8:26:02 AM PDT by stentorian conservative (Ignore Napolean's Dogs. . . Vote your conscience.)
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To: TCats
low socioeconomic status in early childhood, etc. really set him up for the rapist/sociopath he became.

How then to explain the Kennedy family tradition of rape and sociopathy?

-ccm

60 posted on 03/22/2008 8:26:27 AM PDT by ccmay (Too much Law; not enough Order.)
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To: Canedawg
Bingo. All part of the backsliding on Race I think has been in progress for at least ten years. The double standards are so out-of-whack that even Whites of good intentions are starting to take notice.

I sure am - And I do not like what I see. The Obama and his Pastor thing just reinforces my anger about it all and my unwillingness to accept more of the same.

61 posted on 03/22/2008 8:27:01 AM PDT by TCats (The Clintons Are Not Just Wrong - They Are Certifiable AND Dangerous! See my Page)
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To: Paperdoll
Good morning.
“...father roughly 95% Arab...”

I've seen that stated before, but in pictures Obama Sr. looks like a typical sub Saharan Negro African and I've read nothing that says otherwise. I probably missed it.

Can you show evidence that he is more than just a Muslim African? Thanks.

Michael Frazier

62 posted on 03/22/2008 8:27:11 AM PDT by brazzaville (No surrender, no retreat. Well, maybe retreat's ok)
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To: AmericaTalks

I forsee 1968 like riots if Hitlery steals the election from Osama.


63 posted on 03/22/2008 8:27:12 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: Eurale

“If you want to see just how much better races relations have improved, eliminate welfare and welfare-related entitlement spending. Then, sit back and feel the love.”

There would be riots at every Best Buy and Circuit City. Gotta have that wide screen TV.


64 posted on 03/22/2008 8:27:15 AM PDT by shaft29 (Just your typical white woman.)
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To: Rome2000
This country is full of the easily fooled, clintoon got elected twice as with liberal Bush.
65 posted on 03/22/2008 8:28:21 AM PDT by boomop1
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To: AmericaTalks

66 posted on 03/22/2008 8:28:49 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: ccmay
That derives from an inbred sense of entitlement. Joseph Sr. was a sociopath. He then set an example for his offspring aided by his wife's codependency and enablement.
67 posted on 03/22/2008 8:30:36 AM PDT by TCats (The Clintons Are Not Just Wrong - They Are Certifiable AND Dangerous! See my Page)
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To: TCats

[We see it played out daily by these two.]

And others.
The descriptions are frightening. Yes, the Clintons care only for themselves, they seem to have no feelings of remorse or caring for others.


68 posted on 03/22/2008 8:31:22 AM PDT by potlatch
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To: TCats; stentorian conservative

I believe “reverse discrimination” sums it up nicely. It should have been enough to say everyone is treated equally, regardless of race((period)) When advantages are offered to people, because of their race, then things ARE NOT EQUAL.

Plain and simple; and it’s been expanded and stretched to the point where white people now have a disadvantage in many cases.


69 posted on 03/22/2008 8:32:17 AM PDT by FReepapalooza (Joshua 3:4 ..."for ye have not passed this way heretofore.")
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To: Hoof Hearted
But at least my wife thinks I'm good looking - or so she tells me.

Ditto with me and mine. And that's all that counts to me. :-)

70 posted on 03/22/2008 8:35:29 AM PDT by Digital Sniper (Hello, "Undocumented Immigrant." I'm an "Undocumented Border Patrol Agent.")
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To: AmericaTalks

“Obama pulled the scabs from the healing wounds of racial divide...”

Were these “wounds” really healing over the years or was it all an example of idealistic mumbo-jumbo in order to justify the diversity and multiculturalism that has been FORCED on this country in the last 40 years?

If everything is so idyllic between the races, then why was it necessary to pass “hate crime” legislation — something we never had in the past?

America is a collection of peoples of every part of the world. The world is not at peace — then why should America be?


71 posted on 03/22/2008 8:36:02 AM PDT by 353FMG (Vote for the Person who will do the least damage to our country.)
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To: KeyLargo
I forsee 1968 like riots if Hitlery steals the election from Osama.

Keep the powder dry, boys. We're in for an interesting summer.

72 posted on 03/22/2008 8:36:35 AM PDT by Digital Sniper (Hello, "Undocumented Immigrant." I'm an "Undocumented Border Patrol Agent.")
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To: KeyLargo

“I forsee 1968 like riots if Hitlery steals the election from Osama.”

I forsee 1968 like riots regardless.


73 posted on 03/22/2008 8:37:03 AM PDT by FReepapalooza (Joshua 3:4 ..."for ye have not passed this way heretofore.")
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To: Canedawg
Chebama’s campaign has created as much racial division as that trial did, and has succeeded in re-opening the healing scars of yesteryear.

Bingo! I would say Chebama has set back race relations 50 years. What an unbelievable creep, and the MSM fellate him like two bit ho's.....disgusting!

74 posted on 03/22/2008 8:40:15 AM PDT by HerrBlucher
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To: FReepapalooza; stentorian conservative
I would go further and say “White people now have a disadvantage in ALMOST EVERY case”

Look at Lott, Imus, Duke and a host of other instances of the double standards that are applied on a continuous basis.

Meanwhile the Jacksons, Sharptons, Farrakhans and multitudes of other Black ‘Reverends’ are virtually untouchable.

Don't even get me started on the injustices of Affirmative Action. My parters daughter was denied entry in favor of less qualified ‘Minorities’ (AKA as Favored Groups) to Universities that subscribe to this bigotry.

75 posted on 03/22/2008 8:40:30 AM PDT by TCats (The Clintons Are Not Just Wrong - They Are Certifiable AND Dangerous! See my Page)
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To: BARLF
Yeah...the Democrats have a talent for going bonkers over some of the corniest klunks on the planet and convincing the Lower Slobovians that this is greatness. And the morons of Lower Slobovia don't have any better sense than to buy their snake oil.

When you think about how many morons there are out there, empowered with the vote--the wonder is that the country's not in worse shape than it is.

76 posted on 03/22/2008 8:41:11 AM PDT by Savage Beast ("History is not just cruel. It is witty." ~Charles Krauthammer)
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To: AmericaTalks
Barack Obama has based his entire candidacy on one thing. He wanted to be the first African-American to run for the presidency keeping the issue of race as far into the background as possible. And he almost succeeded in pulling the wool over America's eyes.

Folks, it's still a very long way to November. McCain has at least six months to go psychotic in, and once the dems have picked their candidate, the MSM will start beating him like a rented mule.

77 posted on 03/22/2008 8:41:37 AM PDT by E. Cartman (Those who do not know history are doomed to repeat it.)
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To: FReepapalooza
I forsee 1968 like riots regardless.

Yep, no matter what happens we are going to get riots, even if Obama wins Prez, there will be riots in celebration, and in gleeful anticipation of whats next for Whitey. This is because, essentially, a Black Panther will have the Presidency......Huey Newton will be dancing in his grave.

78 posted on 03/22/2008 8:43:40 AM PDT by HerrBlucher
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To: Hoof Hearted

I know , right? Good looks? LOL LOL LOL


79 posted on 03/22/2008 8:44:48 AM PDT by JaneNC (I)
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To: Digital Sniper
True, but watch him start going, try to show “his whiteness”
80 posted on 03/22/2008 8:45:21 AM PDT by TornadoAlley3 (Everytime McCain reaches out to conservatives, conservatives get poked in the eye.)
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To: TCats

“Don’t even get me started on the injustices of Affirmative Action. My parters daughter was denied entry in favor of less qualified ‘Minorities’ (AKA as Favored Groups) to Universities that subscribe to this bigotry.”

THIS is the sleeping giant, and yes, he’s now awake.


81 posted on 03/22/2008 8:51:45 AM PDT by FReepapalooza (Joshua 3:4 ..."for ye have not passed this way heretofore.")
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To: Schnucki
I don't know what she has to say about the pastor, but she lost me when she indignantly insisted that America owed an apology to the Katrina 'victims'. You know the locals who let their politicians p!ss away levee money on riverboat casinos and such.

And, you know, while the American people were in the process of giving countless millions out of their own pockets to the SA, RC and other disaster relief groups, never mind how many debit cards our taxes provided etc.

82 posted on 03/22/2008 8:51:53 AM PDT by Let's Roll (As usual, following a shooting spree, libs want to take guns away from those who DIDN'T do it.)
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To: RepublitarianRoger2

Well said!


83 posted on 03/22/2008 8:54:06 AM PDT by Gerish (Feed your faith and your doubts will starve to death.)
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To: AmericaTalks
Will America suffer? It already has.


I disagree. Discussion about race in this country has been one sided since the 1960s. It boiled down to all whites are racist,and it is impossible for a black to be racist. Any attempt to move the discussion off those two points was impossible.

I think Obamba has done this nation a great service. The revelation of what goes on in some black churches has been like a cold bucket of water dropped on America's head. Racist come in all colors, not just white.

More importantly, it is now possible to discuss the reason why racial turmoil continues to boil just under the surface. Some is the result of white racist (who are quickly condemned and rightly condemned when exposed), but some is also the result of black racist who until now have been able to hide behind media protection.

Thank you Obama for doing your nation a great service.

84 posted on 03/22/2008 9:07:35 AM PDT by CIB-173RDABN
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To: Rocky
America is one of the least racist nations on this earth. The authr should try travelling the world sometime. Look at how most Asian societies disdain those of other colors (China, Japan, and Korea especially). Look at how Africans treat those of other tribes. Look at how Europeans view minorities.

Personally, I'd rank white America in the top 10% of the LEAST racist countries. (Black America, on the other hand, has some huge pockets of racism to deal with)

85 posted on 03/22/2008 9:08:02 AM PDT by Teacher317 (Wafa Sultan is my heroine!)
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To: RepublitarianRoger2
People like Obama and his pastor are the REASON for the racial divide.

That's a hell of a lot of people!

86 posted on 03/22/2008 9:08:38 AM PDT by Jakarta ex-pat
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To: Teacher317
You are absolutely 110% correct. Your point about Black Racism is IMO spot on. Of course, until the recent imbroglio this has been covered up by the PC media and pandering Pols.

Americans are very much into self-flagellation and are far too eager to accept unfounded criticism without objection or refutation with facts. Your post enunciates a few of these facts about Racism in America and just where real racism exists. Black Africa is just such a place.

87 posted on 03/22/2008 9:14:15 AM PDT by TCats (The Clintons Are Not Just Wrong - They Are Certifiable AND Dangerous! See my Page)
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To: Teacher317
"Look at how Europeans view minorities."

Do you mean foreigners?

Just because America lives in a Utopian world, it doesn't mean we all must.

"Personally, I'd rank white America in the top 10% of the LEAST racist countries. (Black America, on the other hand, has some huge pockets of racism to deal with)."

I do believe there is no such country as "White" America.

88 posted on 03/22/2008 9:17:19 AM PDT by Jakarta ex-pat
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To: Jakarta ex-pat

Yep. Many have been duped.


89 posted on 03/22/2008 9:20:54 AM PDT by RepublitarianRoger2
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To: no dems

If Obama doesn’t get the nomination, Hillary loses a lot of black votes, and she doesn’t have enough positives to overcome her negatives. Without the black vote, she has no chance.

If Obama does get the nomination, he loses to McCain...unless there are a lot more anti-McC nuts out there than are here on FR. This little fracas has brought reality back to the delusional Republicans who were a little in love with the idea of voting for a black person, and probably turned off the Reagan Dems, and blue collar guys and gals..

McCain isn’t my first, second, third or even fifth choice, but he stands far above the other two, and I for one will not throw away my vote.


90 posted on 03/22/2008 9:32:28 AM PDT by norge
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To: AmericaTalks

He can’t disown Wright, for the same reason he chose that church to begin with...Because it’s where many of the rich and powerful in the Chicago black community go to services...and he needed to see and be seen by, and with, them.

It wouldn’t surprise me to find out that he actually didn’t hear many of Wrights hateful rants, not because he wasn’t physically there, but that he was so zoned out, contemplating his approach to the people whose influence he wanted, once the services ended, he only noticed the silences.


91 posted on 03/22/2008 9:35:52 AM PDT by DGHoodini (A person educated without being taught morals, is a menace to society.)
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To: Savage Beast

In a word, SHEEP... (good post, BTW)


92 posted on 03/22/2008 9:44:52 AM PDT by gibsosa
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To: KeyLargo

I agree. The riots and killings will be nation wide.


93 posted on 03/22/2008 9:49:56 AM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: Hoof Hearted

Bambi does have great smile. I bet the devil does too.


94 posted on 03/22/2008 9:54:26 AM PDT by Scarpetta (e pluribus victim)
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To: AmericaTalks
Obama Woke The Sleeping Giant

No, I think it was the images & sound emanating in a loop-de-loop from the video display terminals of 250 million butt-bound, high-cholesterol Americans that "woke the sleeping giant"...

The medium IS the message!

We'll see what YouTube & the MSM have in store for Hitlery & McCainez...

95 posted on 03/22/2008 9:58:14 AM PDT by O Neill (Aye, Katie Scarlett, the ONLY thing that lasts is the land...)
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To: HerrBlucher

“Bingo! I would say Chebama has set back race relations 50 years. What an unbelievable creep..”

An important distinction to be made is it is the CAMPAIGN he has run, and the content of his character that have been alienating and divisive...it is not the mere candidacy of a black potus candidate.

Those who can not or will not think hard enough to understand that distinction are guilty of not rising above the base, common denominator of seeing only black and white.

The enlightened minority of folks who do know that are the best hope we have.


96 posted on 03/22/2008 10:01:30 AM PDT by Canedawg (No Che Hussein NObama, and the Hildebeast, too)
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To: TCats
"Agree that the improvement fro the 60’s is tremendous. However, as you point out, the Affirmative Action and Welfare State have gone way too far and there is backlash in process. Frankly, Whites are sick and tired of the double standards and reverse discrimination they are being more and more subjected to. "

Triple and quadruple dittoes to that!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
97 posted on 03/22/2008 10:03:39 AM PDT by FrankR (OBAMA is the VAST WRIGHT-WING CONSPIRACY...)
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To: BARLF; buridan

Sorry. I thought I was talking to you, Buridan, about post #47, when I meant to address BARLF. (I’m not the best.) (Or the smartest.) (And that’s what scares me about the Left—I’m smarter than they are!!!)


98 posted on 03/22/2008 10:09:58 AM PDT by Savage Beast ("History is not just cruel. It is witty." ~Charles Krauthammer)
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To: gibsosa

Yeah—SHEEP! Thanks for the compliment, but your’s was more to the point—and a laconic distillation.


99 posted on 03/22/2008 10:11:43 AM PDT by Savage Beast ("History is not just cruel. It is witty." ~Charles Krauthammer)
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To: AmericaTalks

What the Osama/Reverend Wright flap has revealed is the 900 pound gorilla in the room that the media and the politically correct have been refusing to see or hear and that is black racism. It does exist and is expressed openly by blacks and it is just as evil as any other form of racism. Only the controllers of our society have decided for the nation as a whole to tolerate it until now that it has become intolerable. Do not forget that Sharpton has promised riots if Osama does not get the nomination.


100 posted on 03/22/2008 10:34:03 AM PDT by fella (Is he al-taquiya or is he murtadd? Only his iman knows for sure.)
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