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Controversy over ex president Jimmy Carter in video calling Obama "black boy"

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posted on Aug, 28 2008 @ 06:15 PM

Originally posted by star in a jar
Funny how people who only have one black parent is called 'Black' when its as plain as day that this person also has one white parent.

In some cases if even the person has one half/black-white dad and one white mother, the kid is still called 'Black'

Speaks volumes of just how lame society really is.

No wonder the aliens wouldn't touch us with a 10 foot pole.

You couldn't be more right but that is only when it is convenient to them to say it that way. How many "black" presidents have we had already? 7, 8? Aaahhh...but they were not 100% black, they looked whiter than Abrahan Lincoln...wait, wasn't he black as well, I mean, like 25% black? Like I said, it is only when it is convenient to them.

posted on Aug, 28 2008 @ 07:12 PM
Obama is black.
Obama is a male.
So what in god's name is wrong with calling him a "black boy"? It would seem that "boy" is the bigger insult.

BECAUSE OF POLITICAL CORRECTNESS, it is a racial slur for a white person to acknowledge that another person is black.

posted on Aug, 28 2008 @ 07:19 PM
This is dumb.
I don't like Jimmy Carter.
I am a Republican.
I am called a Neocon, but let me say this:

As much as I wish Jimmy Carter had meant this in a deragatory way - he didn't. When taken in context any honest person will have to allow that Jimmy Carter was talking about a boy, ie:, a young man, who just so happened to be "black" - who grew up and has now been nominated for the Democrat Presidential Candidate.

To read anything more into it is - in my opinion - to degrade the credibility of the person complaining about it rather than degrade the credibility of Jimmy Carter... who, I repeat, I can't stand.

If you come up with something against mister Carter at least let the accusation have balls.

[edit on 8/28/2008 by bios]

posted on Aug, 28 2008 @ 07:34 PM
reply to post by LoneGunMan

Oh yeah, Barack is being set up worse than a boxing match

The one thing that is disturbing is that more Black Americans don't "get it" and are so overjoyed by the promise of a Black President they aren't stopping to question... "Why exactly is the establishment pushing this brother so hard and fast"

This guy is going to the Fryer no matter what happens, we are on the verge of bankruptcy, at war and close to war with Russia, the population is close to an economic depression

and He's going to do what to "Change" what happened the last 8 years

He's being given the job of cleaning up Bush's mess... and Omg, don't give that job to the first Black president it's almost 100% guaranteed to fail no matter what he does because he is stonewalled by the other branches of Government

You have to change the Senate and Congress first... the president can't do much radical "change" alone

and the Democrats, just, alot of them are Neo Cons too...

He's going to be crucified and they are walking him up the isle thinking he's slick

and g-d forbid he goes the carter route (funny that he's being nailed to the cross here because he's a sliberal as they come)

and goes for Peace and one person in this Utterly, Utterly deadly situation thats been created takes that shot the neo cons have been warning about

OR they just set it up like 9-11

if that happens Black Politicians are screwed for decades

and there is no coincidence on Earth, that this Guy, whois a bit of a radical and has tons of dirt technically was the pick, because they will paint democrats, particulalry the Black arm of the Democratic party as a bunch of socialist, Communits anti American weaklings for decades to come if a single darn thing goes wrong

Obama... This guy has some serious guts because all this can't be lost on him and he feels he can do something.

But I think he's going to take the shots for 8 years of what has gone on and any retribution headed our way and republican plots and neo con plots against him

and with Bush gone..."Bush did that" just isn't going to work, people will blame the current president Americans have a short view of history

Obama is going to get screwed over hard

posted on Aug, 28 2008 @ 08:06 PM
He seems to be talking about Obama as a youth growing into a man that is now possibly our next president. I don't see anything wrong with the statement made in the video. Carter comes from a time when people of different colors couldn't take a crap on the same toilet let alone the same ballot.

Just hyper-sensitivity on the viewer's part to anything that can be skewed into a racial slur.

posted on Aug, 28 2008 @ 08:41 PM
reply to post by BlackOps719

Stupid point. Stupid post. Waste of bandwidth on something that has zero relevance to anybody.

posted on Aug, 28 2008 @ 08:46 PM
Jimmy Carter is in his 80`s , they are all whippersnappers to him.

My 92 year old Grandmother use to call a neighbour of ours " the young girl of the Murphy`s"...............that young girl was in her 60`s .

posted on Aug, 28 2008 @ 08:49 PM
How old is Carter?
How old is Obama?
I think the word is appropriate in this context because of the generation gap.
Sometimes people read to much in to the meaning of vernacular it isn't always perfect you know.

Carter has had a lifetime of being on tv, he knows what the correct edict is.
If you ask me its the same as an old man referring to a younger man as a boy

posted on Aug, 28 2008 @ 10:27 PM
reply to post by BlackOps719

Very poor choice of words ....yes

bad intent....i'm sure not

he's just an ole country boy

try not to give him too much crap

he paid his dues

not only did he try to find out about about ufo's when he was president, he also tried to decriminalized pot

he got diced on both

but i give him an A for effort

posted on Aug, 28 2008 @ 10:29 PM
reply to post by thegrayone

wow, you both made an awesome point

posted on Aug, 28 2008 @ 10:54 PM
Ah come on now! Without having read a single comment, Jimmy did not say it in a derogatory way, he was talking about a little black boy, raised with a loving Mother.

Jimmy did not mean like the black statue on the lawn kind of black boy.

If we are going to have a black president then get over it, get over any of the forth coming comments. I am sick to death of the black person oppression crap.

They can call each other 'n-word', but if you are white, its bad. If they call us whitey, its bad but if one whitey calls another whitey, they live in the south.

People are people and we are all repressed and part of the minority, except for the wealthy and they have always been the true minority.

OK I did not write Nword above it was edited for me, but notice that whitey went without a problem.

[edit on 28-8-2008 by antar]

posted on Aug, 29 2008 @ 12:14 AM
reply to post by mopusvindictus

Very early on I thought the very same thing, however I think that Obama has an out. Because not only would a Black presidnt take the fall so would the Democrats in a way that could destroy the party for years to come.

Now old Jimmy Carter is possibly one of the most inteligent men to hold the office in the past 100 years or more. He really does have a high IQ and an honest caring heart. When he dealt with the hostage crisis he took hard personally and he really aged about 10-20 years during that time. I would say he is keenly aware of what Obama is about to face and will offer him his experience of "being there" should Obama be wise enough to accept it.

You see, when Carter was in office, I didn't care for him AT ALL. But since then, I have studied him. I even had the fortune of running into a nephew of his a couple years ago before Christmas and we talked at length about Jimmy as a person and his presidency for a few hours. I learned quite a lot about the man and gained much respect and insight though I remain oppossed to a number of things he did.

I, myself, thought about running in this one at one point. On the grounds of taking back America for Americans and away from the coruption of the political machine/beast that is running us into the ground now. I may head that call in 2012, then again might not have that option then either. One of the things that kept me out of it was my age. Had I done it this year and won, I would have been the youngest to hold the office, taking the oath just three weeks after turning 38. The mess that Obama (should he be elected) would have been my mess. The blame game would keep this nation far out of the hands of the People and in the career politicians forever should the events coming been overwelmingly out of my ability to control, spin or deflect to those truely responsible for them.

Obama has a few outs to keep his image clean through all of this. One of them is one that I don't believe he would want to happen, which is assassination. Early enough in his administration, it would void any mistake made. Late enough in the term, it would protect the party's reputation and be a political rallying point. Should it happen to pass, we must all be very keenly aware of what is going on around us, the event itself and the outcomes of the aftermath.

Obama does have a few other outs as well. Should he be elected it will be interesting to see if they will be used. I admit that I have not observed his integrity as a man to tell if he will indeed try to be all business (and of what type) or he will just kick back with his feet on the desk and glad hand his way through much like the way the campaign has been ran. So far, I admit he is very smooth when on script. But I have seen him stammer and faulter when talking off the cuff. Plans are great when they work, but the office requires a lot of on your feet and sat of your pants thinking and actions as well. This could become a very long four years.

posted on Aug, 29 2008 @ 12:41 AM
Is this moron still around? Has he no shame, in showing is face?

How can anything the worst President in US history, that's counting with GWB, and the worst leader the western word as ever had the displeasure of knowing, be taken into account???

Does the media still acknowledge the existence of this idiot? Why doesn't he just disappear, in one of his peanut farms, or on some peanut country?

posted on Aug, 29 2008 @ 12:47 AM
Carter is nuts....But he is not a racist.
Trust me, I have met the man 2 times and each time he was with or eating with a "minority". He has given several speeches at our local colleges and eats at the Chinese place we always go...Weird but true.

[edit on 29-8-2008 by TXMACHINEGUNDLR]

posted on Aug, 29 2008 @ 12:49 AM

Originally posted by davion
"This black boy who grew up with a loving mother..."

Do people just zero in on the "black boy" aspect of what he said and not read into what he is actually saying? I guess so. He's just talking about his childhood.

I mean, I am all for being somewhat "politically correct" and respecting people, but this is just jumping at shadows.

Here here...

It would sound ridiculous if Carter said, "This black MAN who grew up with a loving mother". Then the context would not make as much sense. It's a sad state of affairs when people jump to conclusions and assume the worst. This whole "PC" nonsense has gotten out of hand.

posted on Aug, 29 2008 @ 01:09 AM
reply to post by TXMACHINEGUNDLR

I dont think Jimmy Carter is a racist, but the Democrats had better keep him on a short leash. At least until the elections are over.

Men have been castrated by the media and had their careers ruined for saying less than that, no matter what the context that was intended.

Maybe a nice long humanitarian trip to China is in order for the ex pesident...give him something to do and keep him away from tv cameras

posted on Aug, 29 2008 @ 02:14 AM
didnt obama know? you mention a fact with no ill intention and you have to raise the race card again?
i think he already knew he was black...but its just a hunch.
the only reason that there is still the racial thing going on is that it benefits the government.
how about me calling him a white boy? after all he is white. so is it a racial slur or a fact?
if you cant call him what he is, he must not be proud of it.
and the boy part was not your traditional black boy comment. he clearly meant his race and his age seperatly,since carter's probably old enough to be his grandfather

dont waste peoples time with this nonsense. it was not hatred motivated. it was an old man getting confused.

[edit on 29-8-2008 by Spectre0o0]

posted on Aug, 29 2008 @ 02:44 AM
excuse me if I sound dumb, but even if he straight up said "This black boy can't run for president" why would that be racist? The only offensive part is calling him a boy...

Even if he meant "Black Boi" it still isn't offensive. What the hell are you people smoking... He is black and Young compared to Ancient Carter.

Man, anyone these days with light skin is called racist if they mention anyone's race or color.

posted on Aug, 29 2008 @ 07:47 AM
This is what has happened to our society. Political correctness has all but ruined our ability to communicate in public. I actually had someone whisper the word "black" to me in a conversation the other day when refering to a black person. I guess if you don't want to conform to the masses and say "african american" when the person in question has less to do with Africa than I do, you are in fear of being chastized by the PC police. One day we will finally snap and this will all be over. One day.

posted on Aug, 29 2008 @ 07:50 AM
reply to post by network dude

Its basically the left wing's chickens coming home to roost. They have used PC for years as a tool to attack Republicans/white people, but now that its being used against them, they don't like it.

In fact, that's the case with almost all democrat tactics. They love them when its them on the giving side, but hate it when they are on receiving end.

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