posted on May, 9 2008 @ 11:25 PM
ok ok ok, how many grown people are on this board? racism is being confused with self identity, I think that racism really should only be used to
describe when discriminating on the basis of race only in a negative way, can i use an example of unknowingly or consciously bonding with a self
identifying group with no intention of offending anyone? if you go to a classroom on just about any campus, high school or public gathering place,
best case example is a high school basketball game, I think people naturally group and follow those whose physical, cultural and lingual
characteristics are closest to theirs, hell, gender to me is the greatest example of this, just think of how many women no matter what and because of
Hillary's connection to womens lib will only vote for her because of gender identity and going through that struggle, now is that really Sexist? or
just women identifying with another woman and being empathetic to that cause finally becoming self fulfilling to have a female candidate.
Now in a civilized society most are supposed be able to overcome that and instantly be able to mingle with any and every color, social class or
other dividing line that exists but generally we know that when faced with either adversity or struggle we generally fall back to our own in many
instances naturally, there is absolutely nothing wrong with that, just don't harbor the idea you are any better than someone else because of that
self identifying group.
I really do think a lot of blacks and other people of color, have gone with Obama because they actually see themselves or their own children be it
multi ethnic or multi racial, Obama as a symbol or token appeals to so many beyond being black or half black however you want to define it, hell a
great majority of the blacks in America are half black and have been mixed at some point back a few generations.
I really do think many blacks voted for Obama because of the historically uphill climb for racial equality and to be considered equal, being able
to have a black president defines for many the ultimate realization of equality and speaks to the fact that all men are created equal, dont read too
far into the facts and come to conclusions that blacks are racist, thats not a fair accusation, at least not to me.
[edit on 10-5-2008 by phinubian]