About a week ago, I "enraged"
a few other ATSers by suggesting that there is a racist element in America unquestionably against Obama. They were
outraged that I would think such a thing in these modern times and scoffed that my insinuation was just a form of reverse racism meant to provide
Obama with some sort of "pass" for his less than stellar performance as POTUS....(once again,
) I was astounded that something that has been, in
many people's eyes, blatantly obvious since the beginning would be reduced to "crazy unbased theory" status.
Well here we are, roughly a week later and good 'ol Faux News delivers the goods, made to order with their controversial headline regarding Obama and
his 50th birthday celebration...the one labeling it a "Hip-hop BBQ". The one where there was only one actual hip-hop artist present, Jay-Z. Of the 40
named guests, one is an actual hip-hop artist... yet that makes the entire event a "hip-hop bbq" even though the DJ played 70's/80's R&B AND Motown
hits? Last time I checked, hip-hop is not synonymous with being black, so why was the entire event labeled as if it were? Is it not racist to assume
that an event where black people are present MUST be an all hip-hop event? That no longer qualifies as a racial stereotype?
On top of that, Faux unsurprisingly decided to only feature images of other black attendees, neglecting any of the other races of the numerous guests
at the celebration just to drive home the point.
Before someone runs in and says "but there were kids there dancing to hip-hop at one point so it WAS a Hip-hop BBQ", let's say a white POTUS held a
birthday party, and one of the attendees was a country singer. Would it then be appropriate to label the entire event a "Hillbilly Hoedown" because
country music was played for awhile even though the dj mostly played jazz and classical music as well?
Don't forget that the United States Marine Band was also there to supply musical entertainment.
No racism? Lol to the folks that were debating this, you are either a joke or blind with biased and are probably just one of the racists in the
country that were against the man for no other reason than the color of skin and oddness of his name.
No, this isn't the type of racism from the pre-civil rights era where the N-word was openly flung around and people were lynched in the middle of the
night. Like all things, racism has evolved with the times. These modern expressions of racism find the racists toe-ing the line antagonistically, some
for fear of reprisal, some because they're cowards and some because it leaves them room to laughably play the "reverse-racism" card if they are ever
called out for their antics... kinda like the sibling that repeatedly puts their finger a millimeter away from your eyeball while saying "I'm not
toouuucchhiiinnnggg yooouuu" in a mocking manner until you finally slap their hand away. At which point they promptly cry and whine to mommy and daddy
that you hit them for no reason....
I know of course, there will be some that will still pretend not to see the issue, and that's fine. That's what being a modern racist is all about.
Don't get it confused, this thread isn't about his politics or short-comings as a POTUS. This is about the blatant racism that some were
enthusiastically trying to deny exists.
Thank you for your time and reading eyes.
edit on 5-8-2011 by Watts because: (no reason given)