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Originally posted by lee anoma
Stop whining and trying to REWRITE and CENSOR history.
Originally posted by Benevolent Heretic
reply to post by CaptGizmo
Have you read the book most of these pieces come from? I didn't think so. He was talking about when he was a teenager talking to a group of his buddies while playing basketball. His friend first said, "That’s just how white folks will do you"
And it was there that I would meet Ray and the other blacks close to my age who had begun to trickle into the islands, teenagers whose
confusion and anger would help shape my own.
“That’s just how white folks will do you,” one of them might say when we were alone. Everybody would chuckle and shake their heads, and my mind would run down a ledger of slights: the first boy, in seventh grade, who called me a coon; his tears of surprise-“Why’dya do that?”-when I gave him a bloody nose. The tennis pro who told me during a tournament that I shouldn’t touch the schedule of matches pinned up to the bulletin board because my color might rub off; his thin-lipped, red-faced smile-“Can’t you take a joke?”-when I threatened to report him. The older woman in my
grandparents’ apartment building who became agitated when I got on the elevator behind her and ran out to tell the manager that I was following her; her refusal to apologize when she was told that I lived in the building. Our assistant basketball coach, a young, wiry man from New York with a nice jumper, who, after a pick-up game with some talkative black men, had muttered within earshot of me and three of my teammates that we shouldn’t have lost to a bunch of 'n-word's; and who, when I told him-with a fury that surprised even me-to shut up, had calmly explained the apparently obvious fact that “there are black people, and there are 'n-word's. Those guys were 'n-word's.”
That’s just how white folks will do you. It wasn’t merely the cruelty involved; I was learning that black people could be mean and then some. It was a particular brand of arrogance, an obtuseness in otherwise sane people that brought forth our bitter laughter. It was as if whites didn’t know they were being cruel in the first place. Or at least thought you deserving of their scorn.
"Dreams From my Father" - Barack Obama 2004
Just because someone talks about white folks and black folks doesn't mean they're racist. Remember, Barack Obama's mother is white.
Believe whatever you want. Bathe in your ignorance. Enjoy the tepid stench of not knowing anything about the CONTEXT of these comments. And then vote for 8 more years of George W. Bush.
[edit on 2-9-2008 by Benevolent Heretic]
Originally posted by Sheeper
I believe his wife is more racist though, I hate that lady with so much fury.
God dang, we are truly getting dumber and dumber.
[edit on 3-9-2008 by Sheeper]
Originally posted by RFBurns
As I said in the other thread....
When this world of people begin to see their fellow human beings as "human beings" and not white, black, brown, red, whatever...then and only then will the human race be truely grown up.
So....go grow up and get over this nonsense of race BS..this is the year 2008 moving into 2009 for pete's sake.
Its not the 1960's anymore!!!
Originally posted by sickofitall2012
reply to post by CaptGizmo
What scares me is all of those people in that church cheering and agreeing with that crazy man. I cannot conceive having a president that agrees with Rev. Wright.