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Originally posted by Jenna
Video isn't working. I agree that he and his wife seem to have a lot of racial motivation though.
Originally posted by alkali
reply to post by AndrewTB
Come on now. You know half of these comments are taken out of context just like Andrew E. Wiggin's anti-McCain thread.
For example, the video has this from Obama's Dreams of My Father:
"The hate hadn't gone away; it formed a counternarrative buried deep within each person and at the center of which stood white people--some cruel, some ignorant..."
What is this really talking about? Who's the speaker at this point? It's no secret that whites and blacks didn't get along very well in the mid-1900s. Is that time-frame part of the context? We have no idea.
And although I don't agree with ANY type of reparations (for slavery, racism, segregation, or whatever), there's no doubt that whites didn't much like blacks and did cause them a lot of trouble.
Context is everything, even if the subject is extreme and the views radical.
[edit on 5-8-2008 by alkali]