Barack Obama...not "black" enough? (1 Viewer)

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<table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"><tbody><tr><td>What Obama isn't: black like me
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</td></tr> <tr><td> <!-- Component: NYDailyNews : component/story/picture.comp --> <table align="right" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="10" width="50"> </table> <!-- Component: NYDailyNews : component/story/picture.comp --> If Barack Obama makes it all the way to becoming the Democratic nominee for President in 2008, a feat he says he may attempt, a much more complex understanding of the difference between color and ethnic identity will be upon us for the very first time.

Back in 2004, Alan Keyes made this point quite often. Keyes was the black Republican carpetbagger chosen by the elephants to run against Obama for the U.S. Senate seat from Illinois. The choice of Keyes was either a Republican version of affirmative action or an example of just how dumb the party believes black voters to be, since it was obvious that Keyes came from the Southeast, not the Midwest.

That race was never much of a contest, but one fascinating subplot was how Keyes was unable to draw a meaningful distinction between himself as a black American and Obama as an African-American. After all, Obama's mother is of white U.S. stock. His father is a black Kenyan. Other than color, Obama did not - does not - share a heritage with the majority of black Americans, who are descendants of plantation slaves.
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Obama has Oprah is his side. He cannot be defeated.
 

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So we've never had a black president. Why not try for a half black president first, and then go for 100% black president. Maybe the public will be more willing to accept that. Baby steps, people.
 

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So we've never had a black president. Why not try for a half black president first, and then go for 100% black president. Maybe the public will be more willing to accept that. Baby steps, people.
That's why RuPaul needs to be elected before Hillary even thinks about it.
 

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He needs to come up wit a rap album. I am sure hammernails will buy it. Word to your John Murtha.
 

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This theme was resurrected today by none other than Jesse Jackson:

"The Rev. Jesse Jackson called Tuesday on Democrats seeking the 2008 nomination for president to give S.C. voters “something to vote for” when they go to the polls in January.

Jackson sharply criticized presidential hopeful and Illinois Sen. Barack Obama for “acting like he’s white” in what Jackson said has been a tepid response to six black juveniles’ arrest on attempted-murder charges in Jena, La. Jackson, who also lives in Illinois, endorsed Obama in March, according to The Associated Press.

“If I were a candidate, I’d be all over Jena,” Jackson said after an hour-long speech at Columbia’s historically black Benedict College.

“Jena is a defining moment, just like Selma was a defining moment,” said the iconic civil rights figure, who worked with Martin Luther King Jr. in the 1965 Selma civil rights movement and was with King at his 1968 assassination."

http://www.thestate.com/local/v-print/story/177514.html
 

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Jackson sharply criticized presidential hopeful and Illinois Sen. Barack Obama for “acting like he’s white”

can someone please explain to me how that is not racist???

thanks in advance
 

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Why I am not surprised we wouldnt here from Jackson on this one? I know some pretty liberal people and even they have told me that this guy is a joke and an embarrasment. They wish he would shut up and try to work on civil rights cases that are relavent and not always be a glory hog and it in for himself.

Mind you, these are liberals, not the ordinary run of the mill right wingers spouting off, these people are registered Democrats and people that vote for Democatic candidates most if not all of the time.
 
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I really don't understand the "not black enough" mentality.

According to recent census data, blacks make up around 12% of the U.S. Population. Assuming every black person thought and voted the same (which is definitely not true), while a significant voting block, it would still not be enough to get elected if it was at the cost of alienating other races.

If I was a candidate, I would be more worried about not being mainstream enough. If Obama has any chance at all, it will be through support from moderates and liberals of all races. Liberal blacks cannot single-handedly elect a leader at the national level. The numbers don't lie.
 

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“Jena is a defining moment, just like Selma was a defining moment,” said the iconic civil rights figure, who worked with Martin Luther King Jr. in the 1965 Selma civil rights movement and was with King at his 1968 assassination."

http://www.thestate.com/local/v-print/story/177514.html
There has been several long discussions on the situation in Jena on this board. One of the problems, it appears to me, is that there is some confusion over the actual facts. I wonder if the Rev. Jackson has any better understanding of the facts than many on this board.
 

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