reply to post by Benevolent Heretic
Thanks for the star, appreciated.
No... She's saying that integrated blacks are ignorant to the plight of the poor, black community that they "left behind". Read it again.
I think this sentence alone is the wrench in the wheel of society and Black White relation.
What is racism? .. To hate someone by skin color, correct? But, imo, I believe it is much more then that. It's elitism, it's social classifying,
hypocrisy and over generalization.
Blacks who do not identify with "blacks" are simply forsaking the age old question: What does it mean to be black?
And if you don't identify with the majority of blacks, you have forsaken your heritage. So when Obama says blacks are Ignorant of the plight the
poor blacks go through, she is quite honestly saying that those blacks don't know what it means to be black.
We have all heard it before. "Your not black enough" ..
Is being black limited to being poor, living in a ghetto, and placing a wall between you and society?
And to break away, are you forsaking your race, or your past economic class?
I believe blacks who make something of themselves and look at the majority of blacks, the ones that receive a negative image, don't identify so much
as color as they do economic and social standing. A black man with money CAN belong to the country club, rub elbows with other powerful men.. he's
black, he can tell so by looking in the mirror. Why then do so many consider THAT man to be an uncle tom, as Obama did while attending college? This
is the biggest problem within the black community, holding them back. Instead of idolizing those who succede, break away from the ghetto and move to
the suburbs and make a life for themselves, they idolize the thugs, gangsters, rappers celebrating the ghetto and praise underachieving.
Imo, it's no different then white people forsaking those in the trailer parks and the white ghettos.. I look at an ignorant white man with just as
much disgust and admittedly, feel superiority just as I do when I see an ignorant black man. Those who succeed, do not limit themselves to the color
of their skin, nor the expectations of their race, but rather limit themselves to their own self determination.
Obama I believe didn't understand that. Not saying she doesn't now, but when in school she didn't. And again, I don't think it's racism so much
as possible racial Marxism.
I'm white, and I made something of myself, and I don't see poor white people and think "oh gosh I got to help these people, because they are
But again ... no one seems to be taking the time she wrote this into account. That I believe had a HUGE impact on her thinking. Can anyone blame
her? I don't.