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Chris Rock: 'We Ignore the President's Whiteness, But It's There'

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posted on Jun, 7 2012 @ 02:52 PM
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I consider this a Political Issue for the sole reason, That if a supposedly White person make a derogatory comment about Obama, the Race card is Pulled Out and Played.

I truly believe that their are Blacks in America that are far more Racist than White Americans.
I mean here is an example and the person making this comment is listen to by many people of all races and you pay money sometimes for his performance.


Rock decided he'd stick with "Marty the Zebra", joking that it was "in honor of our zebra president, black and white, white and black." Rock added "I love our president, you know, but he's black and white, he appeals to all," Rock said. "That's what I'm going for….We ignore the President’s whiteness, but it’s there, it’s there,” Rock smiled and said.

nation.foxnews.com...
OK, Do any of you believe he would say something like this if he did not think it?
Also who are the people he's speaking about here?

We ignore the President’s whiteness


Really what difference does it make if he's Black or White, I believe it makes a bigger difference to most of the Black Race That he has some White in him, I mean, Why mention it if it didn't matter.

But then again, if a White entertainer had said this, he or she would be chased down and their life threatened for being Racist.
What I'm seeing here is the Hypocrisy and Bigotry of some Rich Black Entertainer who has the attention of many of our young.
He should just comment on what he likes about Obama and leave the Black and White Comments at home with his Friends or who ever WE are.




posted on Jun, 7 2012 @ 03:17 PM
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It's called comedy, now you want to censor comedy? Really? A black comic making a comment on the black president.

You're the one turning this into a race issue, makes you uncomfortable? A black comic talking about whiteness?
Of course we whites have been slaved and oppressed by the black community...

Get a life bro, stop your bigotry and if you don't like racial jokes, either change the channel or do something else.

You think that's rough? Watch a bit of chappelle's show...



posted on Jun, 7 2012 @ 03:19 PM
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He's wrong.

Race doesn't exist.

There is one race, it's called Human.

Anything else and you are doing everybody a disservice.

You know how you get rid of racism? Stop participating in it.

~Tenth



posted on Jun, 7 2012 @ 03:37 PM
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Its a double standard, partly, or even mostly, enforced by whites, against whites, which has negatively affected blacks in the process, as IMO I feel, and have even been told indirectly, that it feels as if they are being patronized and babied, which no one likes.

In my personal experiences, it has always been blacks who have been MUCH more open and willing to talk about race, in all regards, than whites. Again in my personal experiences, Ive been able to have open and frank discussions with blacks about race (any race), say 80% of the time (just what I sense is about right), but with whites, well... its rare.

Honestly I dont see this as racism or bigotry. I dont see mentioning someones race as bigoted. Its a fact. It hasnt been until fairly recently in history that the PC police and double standard brigade have tried to shut down all mention and discussion of race, branding anyone who mentions it a thought criminal who needs to be shunned, or even throw into prison for "hate crimes".

The solution to all the race PC BS, is to remove the double standards entirely (obviously easier said than done). People are DIFFERENT. Humans are NOT all the same; just like horses and dogs are NOT all the same. Same species, yes. However under that category of "species", there are many different variations. Talk about them. Joke about them. Get over your misguided sense of superiority, shrink your inflated ego a bit, and learn to laugh at yourself (Not directed at OP; statement is to people in general.)
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posted on Jun, 7 2012 @ 05:53 PM
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who cares he has the right to say whatever he wants. And so does a white man... You could go around saying stupid jokes like these if you want just make sure you arent in an area you would get attacked by overly sensitive black people.



posted on Jun, 7 2012 @ 08:22 PM
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Originally posted by tothetenthpower
There is one race, it's called Human.


How many ATSers do you think would agree with you on this? 50%?



posted on Jun, 7 2012 @ 08:24 PM
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I think you're missing the point.

Rock admitted that he loves the president and therefore, it was a light-hearted quip.

Why are you so worried about the "race card"?

Are you racist?



posted on Jun, 7 2012 @ 08:47 PM
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The point of the op is the double standard.

Rock should have never made the comment and every argument that has been on this site about the current potus the race card is always thrown out.

They ignore racism when it comes from the left but anyone else it's "Oh hell no you don't".

Race has never been an issue for me and many others in any criticism of the Potus.
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posted on Jun, 7 2012 @ 08:51 PM
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Originally posted by tothetenthpower
He's wrong.

Race doesn't exist.

There is one race, it's called Human.



Actually it will never be one race, the human race until the Aliens attack. We are pack driven. We form packs all the time, it is what we are and who we are. We ignore 4 million who die in Darfur, but we care about one black kid in Florida that we add to our pack. Its they way our brains focus and think.

Our pack starts out as family then friends then associations. When needed we progress the size of our pack where it fits as in race...citizenship. and finally when the aliens come we will be just a human race.

As example, A black kid and a Spanish kid in east LA would kill each other unless they were in Iraq together and then they would be American blood brothers killing the terrorist, willing to die for each other, but then the terrorist would be right next to the American fighting side by side when the Aliens attack.

Kind of funny isn't it?



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posted on Jun, 7 2012 @ 09:59 PM
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Voting for someone, endorsing someone based on the melanin content of their skin is wrong regardles of colour.

Funny how it's the left that always brings it up, yet when the right points it out, they are the ones considered racist!

When they can't run on principle, policy, or facts, they'll use this tired old card.



posted on Jun, 7 2012 @ 11:36 PM
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Originally posted by The Sword
reply to post by guohua
 


I think you're missing the point.

Rock admitted that he loves the president and therefore, it was a light-hearted quip.

Why are you so worried about the "race card"?

Are you racist?





Why are you so worried about the "race card"?

I'm not so much really, it just bothered me that he had to mention Obamas Black side and here are his words. "We ignore the President’s whiteness, but it’s there, it’s there,” Why ignore the Whiteness? Would he not vote for Obama if he was White?
Again my question Who Are WE?
Entertainers, Comedians, Black People, Liberals or Rich People? His statement shows his line of thinking.

No, Clearly he's a Racist and you must have something there bothering you about race also, if you can ask me if I'm a Racist, which you call me in just about every thread you reply in, I suppose you have a problem with people pointing out that other people that are not White are Racist.
Now if your shift at Obamas Shrill Palace has started again, I'm sure you'll point out my down falls and just how Big of A Racist I Am.



edit on 7-6-2012 by guohua because: spelling



posted on Jun, 7 2012 @ 11:39 PM
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Im color blind.


Obama is a bad president,regardless if someone paints him yellow !

(yellow is a color,right?)

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posted on Jun, 8 2012 @ 09:46 PM
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i think i'll let CR speak for himself



posted on Jun, 8 2012 @ 11:10 PM
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Originally posted by tothetenthpower


You know how you get rid of racism? Stop participating in it.

~Tenth


Bumping,for Truth.


Deny Ignorance.



posted on Jun, 8 2012 @ 11:18 PM
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Originally posted by sonnny1
reply to post by tothetenthpower
 


Im color blind.


Obama is a bad president,regardless if someone paints him yellow !

(yellow is a color,right?)

edit on 7-6-2012 by sonnny1 because: (no reason given)


Are you now implying that Mr. Obama is mexican???


Sorry. I couldn't resist. This race stuff is really draining on everyone I think. It would be nice if all the world was color blind for sure!



posted on Jun, 8 2012 @ 11:19 PM
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I would not phrase it exactly like that but yeah it's true, Obama is half black. But i wouldn't say the comment was racist, just untrue. Here is the full racist truth 'We ignore the president's JEWISHNESS, but it's there' I mean right? His mother was Jewish.



posted on Jun, 8 2012 @ 11:21 PM
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Originally posted by guohua

Originally posted by The Sword
reply to post by guohua
 


I think you're missing the point.

Rock admitted that he loves the president and therefore, it was a light-hearted quip.

Why are you so worried about the "race card"?

Are you racist?





Why are you so worried about the "race card"?

I'm not so much really, it just bothered me that he had to mention Obamas Black side and here are his words. "We ignore the President’s whiteness, but it’s there, it’s there,” Why ignore the Whiteness? Would he not vote for Obama if he was White?
Again my question Who Are WE?
Entertainers, Comedians, Black People, Liberals or Rich People? His statement shows his line of thinking.

No, Clearly he's a Racist and you must have something there bothering you about race also, if you can ask me if I'm a Racist, which you call me in just about every thread you reply in, I suppose you have a problem with people pointing out that other people that are not White are Racist.
Now if your shift at Obamas Shrill Palace has started again, I'm sure you'll point out my down falls and just how Big of A Racist I Am.



edit on 7-6-2012 by guohua because: spelling


Mr. Obama likes to ignore HIS OWN whiteness. Why? I don't know. Seems to me like he could have used that to his advantage when trying to reach out to more people. Race is always a touchy subject and even more so in the last few years. People are tired of the race card being thrown down every 10 seconds, others feel like they are getting the shaft because of their race. I suppose it's in the eye of the beholder?

Be ok with you as long as you know you don't have an issue. That's all you can do.




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