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Majority harbor prejudice against blacks
Associated Press, by Staff

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Posted By:DaddyO, 10/27/2012 7:43:28 AM

Racial attitudes have not improved in the four years since the United States elected its first black president, an Associated Press poll finds, as a slight majority of Americans now express prejudice toward blacks whether they recognize those feelings or not. Those views could cost President Barack Obama votes as he tries for re-election, the survey found, though the effects are mitigated by some Americans' more favorable views of blacks. Racial prejudice has increased slightly since 2008 whether those feelings were measured using questions that explicitly asked respondents about racist attitudes,

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From an online poll, because poll takers are more likely to share unpopular attitudes when they are filling out a survey using a computer rather than speaking with an interviewer.

Oh, and 55% of democrats were biased against blacks..

Please post source & byline properly & article to word limit. LCom Staff.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Judith, 10/27/2012 7:49:37 AM     (No. 8966397)

ANYONE in the dem party I'm prejudiced against. But I'd pay money to sit and listen to Thomas Sowell or Clarence Thomas.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Linda Ann, 10/27/2012 7:49:37 AM     (No. 8966396)

Deleted racist comment. LCom Staff.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Fiesta del sol, 10/27/2012 7:52:04 AM     (No. 8966401)

FTA "President Obama's election clearly didn't change those who appear to be sort of hard-wired folks with racial resentment," she said."

This is what NBC News pays reporters for. I clicked from the article to NBC News home, and there is NADA about Benghazi. Nada.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: HistoryBuff, 10/27/2012 7:52:19 AM     (No. 8966402)

Is it race, or is it class?

Back to the drawing board NBC/AP until you answer that one.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: StormCnter, 10/27/2012 7:52:38 AM     (No. 8966404)

Horsefeathers!

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Reply 6 - Posted by: PChristopher, 10/27/2012 7:54:00 AM     (No. 8966409)

Racial attitudes have not improved for the same reason that you don't put out a fire with gasoline. It's Obama's fault and that of every race-baiter who gains from the misery of others.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Screwgun, 10/27/2012 7:54:49 AM     (No. 8966412)

Prejudice can stem from a lifetime of bad experiences with a particular group. Liberals
hide in their all-white People's Republics and crow about how tolerant they are. When a large part of a group wants my stuff either by stealing or wealth redistribution I don't like them.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: FunOne, 10/27/2012 7:54:59 AM     (No. 8966413)

Reality is: with such a thin resume as Obama had as a Presidential candidate, he would never have been elected if he were not black.

There was enough "white guilt" out there to feel that it "was time" to let a black person be President. A striking remark from the film 2016 was the white fellow who stated that he voted for Obama so he could tell his grandchildren that he voted for the first black president.

The great social/political experiment can now be labeled MASSIVE FAIL. Vote Patriot, not pigment.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: spahrkl, 10/27/2012 7:55:34 AM     (No. 8966418)

to make such a remark makes the writer a racist. Who with any intelligence draws such a conclusion? My friends are not so shallow to even give this a thought let alone write and publish such notorious proposal.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: coldoc, 10/27/2012 7:57:28 AM     (No. 8966421)

Since it is the media who hung the black tag on obama and keep shoving the horrid michelle down our throats, I'd have to say I am not impressed. One might ask, is this the best they can do? Luckily, we do have intelligent and competent blacks to look up to, but they are not democrats. Funny how that works.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Bur Oak, 10/27/2012 7:58:43 AM     (No. 8966423)

That dog won't hunt.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: 80coyotekate, 10/27/2012 8:01:32 AM     (No. 8966432)

Trucker Observation: I don't know how many people hate Negroes but I am sure that patriots despise NBC & the AP.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Rarebear, 10/27/2012 8:03:08 AM     (No. 8966436)

They are formulating the "just in case he loses" narrative now so they can get behind any unrest which they are helpingly stirring. Care to know who the enemies of liberty are? Start with the fourth estate and, from there, continue to peel back the onion.


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Reply 14 - Posted by: Mr. Hanky, 10/27/2012 8:04:35 AM     (No. 8966438)

Y'all are racis'
/s

What a crock of malarkey.

And black people's attitudes about white and Hispanic people was...?

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Mr. Know-It-All, 10/27/2012 8:07:12 AM     (No. 8966443)

Agree 100% with #8. A white guy with the same thin CV and shady radical past as oblamer would have polled single digits in early primaries and then would have disappeared. Race aside, oblamer was/is totally unqualified for the job.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Freeloader, 10/27/2012 8:07:33 AM     (No. 8966445)

Correction...Majority harbor prejudice against uncivilized destructive behavior!

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Reply 17 - Posted by: lakerman1, 10/27/2012 8:08:11 AM     (No. 8966447)

I disagree, #13. This is a more subtle campaign contribution from NBC than the other article about the KKK.
So I am prejudiced, even though I don't realize it? Sweet, hey?
Was the Reverend Jackson prejudiced against blacks, when back around 1992, he said that if he was walking in his D.C. neighborhood at night, and heard footsteps behind him, he was relieved if the footsteps came from a white person??

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Reply 18 - Posted by: HicksvilleKid59, 10/27/2012 8:10:52 AM     (No. 8966455)

Blacks? I don't think so.

I'm prejudiced against ANY dead load on the country. Black, white, Asian, brown or green.

My advice to the dead loads? Pull your weight. People will love you for it.

Don't forget. There are more whites on welfare than any other group.



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Reply 19 - Posted by: monique, 10/27/2012 8:14:11 AM     (No. 8966458)

yes. my prejudice is getting worse, not better. it could be because of the worsening prejudice and actions on the part of and by blacks, hispanics and muslims toward whites and this great country. i have no more white guilt.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: heneverlies, 10/27/2012 8:14:14 AM     (No. 8966459)

NO one gets to choose his or her parents, skin color, gender, etc.

Let's put all the wagons in a circle and call this circle the "negro" "black" "soul brother" or whatever you want to call it.

Group think is at play, has been and will always be here for one to explore, use or understand.

I may not like someone for many reasons.

Race me to a factual conclusion!

Dog whistle my hysterical girlie friend chrissie matthews!

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Janjan, 10/27/2012 8:18:47 AM     (No. 8966467)

No white person with Obama's resume would even come close to winning a Presidential election. So AP is trying, in their typical liberal way, to draw the conclusion that if he won in 2008 because he is black he must be losing in 2012 for the same reason. What other reason could there possibly be?.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: Mobyclik, 10/27/2012 8:22:43 AM     (No. 8966472)

The useless lib media trying to work that 'white-guilt' angle to get the same nitwits to vote for this under-qualified community organizer again. The fact that he is destroying this country isn't enough of a reason to vote for the white guy. Right, media?

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Reply 23 - Posted by: trapper, 10/27/2012 8:22:44 AM     (No. 8966473)

Black president black president black president black president black president black president black president black president black president.

Oh, and did I mention black president black president black president black president black president black president black president ...

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Reply 24 - Posted by: Sandbar, 10/27/2012 8:22:55 AM     (No. 8966474)

I've already voted and not for Obama. I feel so guilty. 's

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Reply 25 - Posted by: southernboy, 10/27/2012 8:27:56 AM     (No. 8966487)

#19 "...Don't forget. There are more whites on welfare than any other group…."

True…But do the figures as a percentage of the population and see what you get. The census showed blacks are only 12% of the population.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: Gretchen, 10/27/2012 8:28:37 AM     (No. 8966489)

If you don't vote for Obama you are raaaccciisst.

The first two sentences in the article are par for the course...they contradict each other.

Propagandists are so full of lies they can't even write a decent piece of propaganda.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: Blue Hen1, 10/27/2012 8:30:43 AM     (No. 8966495)

Would gladly vote for Condi Rice or Allen West. Honkies are tired of the race card being played because the Dems put in an incompetent buffoon into the office as president.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: franq, 10/27/2012 8:36:07 AM     (No. 8966504)

NBC. Not a credible source. Using the "whether they recognize those feelings or not" logic, one could make just about any claim! Explains a lot of recent poll results.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: twinkles, 10/27/2012 8:41:22 AM     (No. 8966514)

FTA: whether they recognize those feelings or not.

What the heck does that mean?

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Reply 30 - Posted by: ROLFnader, 10/27/2012 8:49:09 AM     (No. 8966531)

I have spent my entire life under the premise and promise that, unlike the generation before me, I would not harbor ill feelings about a person simply because of the color of his skin. I guess I've failed because there's this one mulatto who can engender very dark emotions in me whenever I see his face or hear his voice.

According to our media bosses, it's probably time for me to be getting my mind right.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: ocjim, 10/27/2012 8:59:49 AM     (No. 8966557)

Idiots. Illogical idiots. The guy got elected by a good margin, didn't he? We just don't like a guy that misrepresents himself and then governs AT us and OVER us with impunity with agenda driven bad and ineffective policies, whether he's Black, White, Green or Avatar Blue. The corrupt news media like Ass Press and National Bammie Casting Co. just don't get it, or more likely, don't want to get it, and are reaching at straws.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: LAW428, 10/27/2012 9:01:50 AM     (No. 8966565)

This is pathetic. Just face it, Obama's destructive to America. He's not trusted because he's hid his records, hob-knobbed with terrorists, bowed to our enemies, let four Americans die in Benghazi, ruined our economy, is selling us out to our enemies, but were racist against blacks and that's why he might lose the election.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: Crosscut, 10/27/2012 9:05:11 AM     (No. 8966570)

The looting flash mobs, brutal assaults on innocent people, the endless stealing and, worst of all, the escalating weekend body counts of urban dead and wounded don't help.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: AltaD, 10/27/2012 9:12:18 AM     (No. 8966587)

Their measurement of "implicit racism" is beyond convoluted. When the education bubble bursts, I hope it its univeristies with researchers such as these the hardest.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: mombogogo, 10/27/2012 9:16:21 AM     (No. 8966593)

I'm just so tired of being told I'm a racist "whether [I] recognize those feelings or not" by Hollywood, media elites, etc... wanting to make race an issue. To a man - or woman, because I wouldn't want to also be accused of being sexist! - my friends and family of all colors and ethnicities would wonder who exactly among us is really racist anymore...

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Reply 36 - Posted by: udanja99, 10/27/2012 9:25:47 AM     (No. 8966610)

How many articles like this have we seen in the last week? The media must think that zippy is going to lose because they're trying very hard to promote the idea that his impending loss is due to racism.

If our cities burn and numerous citizens are killed as a result, the media should be held accountable and the likes of Chris Matthews should be jailed for inciting violence.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: provide, 10/27/2012 9:30:50 AM     (No. 8966614)

I worked in a union shop. The most racist members were committed Democrats.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: philly_patriot, 10/27/2012 9:33:55 AM     (No. 8966622)

Did that poll Black attitudes re Whites and Asians?

Something has to account for the increases, but under reported racial attacks on whites.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: philly_patriot, 10/27/2012 9:37:14 AM     (No. 8966630)

I have never seen racial relations s-o-o bad.

The decline has been precipitous ............. thanks to our 'non racial' Great Leader and Mr Holder.

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Reply 40 - Posted by: oriton, 10/27/2012 9:49:59 AM     (No. 8966651)

It's African American, not black, you NBC racists.

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Reply 41 - Posted by: clayusmcret, 10/27/2012 9:56:54 AM     (No. 8966664)

This is extremely low-standard reporting for a news agency. Report the issues, not DNC rhetoric. Americans aren't disappointed that we elected a black man as president. America is disappointed that we elected the wrong black man as president. The white guilt card worked once. It will only work a second time on the weak minded.

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Reply 42 - Posted by: rustycfc, 10/27/2012 9:59:32 AM     (No. 8966672)

hey #19 look at the percentages of blacks vs whites.

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Reply 43 - Posted by: Italiano, 10/27/2012 10:03:06 AM     (No. 8966680)

It's much worse now, no question. And those of you not using Twitter have no idea how bad it is. There is a "subculture" out there that you wouldn't believe.

Or maybe you would.

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Reply 44 - Posted by: jeffreyabigail, 10/27/2012 10:06:58 AM     (No. 8966687)

Worst article I think I have ever read. No explanation for the statistics.

So how did Tim Scott, a black man in a conservative white South Carolina congressional district, get elected? One would think this would have been impossible.

And as other posters have stated, the only reason Obama is president is because he is black. Had he been white and tried to run for president with his ZERO credential, the Democrats would have laughed him out of town.

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Reply 45 - Posted by: Philipsonh, 10/27/2012 10:08:58 AM     (No. 8966696)

The last I noticed, the number of mixed race
folks are increasing dramatically. Since Obama is caucasian on his mother's side, he is at best only half black. Yet HE is definitely promoting racial divide, as well as division among economic class, gender, etc. Furthermore, if anyone cares to check his voting record overall, you will note that he is clearly now stating the opposite position that he has voted for in the past, or had voted "present". Check the facts, not the MSM propaganda.

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Reply 46 - Posted by: GoDeacs79, 10/27/2012 10:09:10 AM     (No. 8966697)

The left incessantly looking under every rock to find racism, the fact that 95+% of blacks voted and will vote for the preezy based on skin color with no regard to what he's doing to our once-great nation, the Obamaphone woman shouting in our faces......it's only natural to have some pushback.

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Reply 47 - Posted by: angelesgift, 10/27/2012 10:11:04 AM     (No. 8966707)

You can make a poll say anything. This is just part of their plan to scream “racism” to high heavens when Obama loses. Blaming people for having unkind thoughts even if they DON'T act on them is the height of liberal control-freak behavior.

Anyway, here’s my poll (to White people):
1st question: You’re by yourself and approached by a group of young Blacks. Are you afraid? 90 percent said yes. The other 10 percent were self-righteous liberal liars.
2nd question: Have you ever in your life done anything to deliberately harm a Black person? 90 percent said no. The other 10 percent aren’t prejudiced; they just like jacking over everyone.


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Reply 48 - Posted by: bpl40, 10/27/2012 10:14:59 AM     (No. 8966719)

Institutional racism has for all practical purposes been chased out of public life. Anymore push in that direction will trigger reverse racism and start costing us the rule of law.
What we do have is residuals of social racism. The kind that makes a white matron clutch her purse more tightly when a black man (even a well dressed one) gets on the elevator.
The only answer to that is to focus our education system, culture and political leadership toward bringing the black community and their lifestyles closer to the American mainstream. The main reason for anti black racism is their non-mainstream lifestyle. Frankly, it is no longer the color of their skin. We have to accept and learn to face this fact.

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Reply 49 - Posted by: Pepper Tree, 10/27/2012 10:23:21 AM     (No. 8966743)

We all prejudge, I sure do. Gotta big star tattoo on your neck, thread spools in your earlobes, and a keyring through your septum? You and I ain't gonna be pals or neighbors.

You say your name is Joe Biden and you want to tell me some bad things about that black guy, Thomas Sowell? (this is me struggling against the urge to knee you in the groin)

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Reply 50 - Posted by: Spidey, 10/27/2012 10:26:21 AM     (No. 8966750)

It's the other way around or haven't they seen all the black on white beatdowns. Actions mean more that mindsets.Blacks are more hostile to whites than I've seen in my lifetime.

But here comes the white guilt cards.

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Reply 51 - Posted by: O.S. Banker, 10/27/2012 10:27:19 AM     (No. 8966754)

I was recently in Atlanta, well actually Norcross, Georgia. On a Saturday evening my wife and I went out to dinner to an nice restaurant. I would estimate that the crowd was 65:35 black vs white. I felt no animosity from any of the other diners. I talked to some of the patrons while waiting for our table as we listened to a nice jazz trio. I asked about a restaurant in downtown Atlanta that we were thinking about going to on Sunday, and was advised that it was on the edge of a sketchy neighborhood. One gentleman specifically said that he would not feel at ease until he got back on the freeway.

Bottom line is that it is class and character that set off the early warning mechanism not skin color. If you show me a picture of a 24 year old black man weaing baggy jeans, tank top accented with gold chains and assorted tattoos while wearing Timberland boots, my reaction is probably going to be adverse. Show me a picture of a 24 year old black man wearing a Brooks Brothers Suit, Oxford shirt, nice tie and Johnson & Murphy wingtips, I am going to inquire where he gets his clothes. If I meet him in person I would be happy engage in conversation to learn who he is and what he does. I may even want to introduce him to my 22 year old daughter.

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Reply 52 - Posted by: gramma b, 10/27/2012 10:58:00 AM     (No. 8966866)

Before giving any credenc to this article, one must know what questions were being asked. "Prejdice" means, literally, to pre-judge someone. But, if the interviewees were asked questions like, "Are blacks more likely to commit crimes?" then "prejudice" is not being measured. To answer "yes" would be simply to recognize a fact. It is not "prejudging" anyone. If we have to pretend that certain facts do not exist in order not to be labeled "prejudiced," then we are living in bizarro world.

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Reply 53 - Posted by: bedub, 10/27/2012 11:00:44 AM     (No. 8966877)

This article is aimed at the undecideds, to try to reach into their 'white guilt' one last time.

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Reply 54 - Posted by: Nevadadad46, 10/27/2012 11:12:53 AM     (No. 8966912)

Thats' why the majority of Americdans elected this base line "Black" man to the highest office in the land? So, FTA, in four years, we have reversed our enlightenment and are now just a pack of white supremacists KKK members. It's the ultimate insult to American voters.

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Reply 55 - Posted by: stablemoney, 10/27/2012 11:15:03 AM     (No. 8966918)

Get out of here and don't let the door hit you AP.

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Reply 56 - Posted by: K.I.S.S., 10/27/2012 11:15:21 AM     (No. 8966919)

This is by design. Obama told us his "typical white woman" grandmother was a racist -- the woman who loved and cared for her grandson after being abandoned by his abusive black father and crazy white mother -- and instantly all white people are racists. The pasty-white-lackeys in the media ran with the message and called all Obama critics, racists (even the black critics) and all words used to criticize Obama are racist "code" words. DOJ Holder refused to prosecute the New Black Panthers for white voter intimidation and for threats to "kill white crackers" and "kill white cracker babies" and overnight black-on-white crime exploded. The new Obama normal...everything and everyone NOT pro-Obama is racist; and crime reported as black on white crime is racist stereotyping of blacks...voila, the "majority" are racist.

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Reply 57 - Posted by: jrldev, 10/27/2012 11:32:29 AM     (No. 8966966)

I am not surprise after almost 4 years of a Black "representative" as the leader of our nation. He has done more than anyone could have done to create prejudice against the blacks. Too bad since at least in my own personal relations I never had encounter any Black person that was not worthy of my respect and friendship. Obama and set a precedent that it will be very hard to erase in many people (Black or any other color) mind.

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Reply 58 - Posted by: killerbee, 10/27/2012 11:48:50 AM     (No. 8967015)

They are setting up the narrative in case Obama loses.

But it's probably true at this point. With the behavior of the president and his black friends. With the behavior of some in the black community that's basically condoned by the Obama administration. He's set race relations back decades.



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Reply 59 - Posted by: capt scurvey, 10/27/2012 11:55:00 AM     (No. 8967033)

I limit mine to black racists.

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Reply 60 - Posted by: rexhandsom, 10/27/2012 6:48:41 PM     (No. 8967984)

The question should be, are the anti [Black]
remarks or thoughts, fact or not, truth should not label one a Racist.

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Maria von Trapp, the last of the singing children immortalized in the movie musical "The Sound of Music," died at her Vermont home of natural causes, her half-brother told CNN on Saturday. The native of Austria was 99 and lived in Stowe. She died Tuesday. Maria von Trapp was the third-oldest child of Agathe Whitehead and Capt. Georg von Trapp. The couple had seven children: Rupert, Agathe, Maria, Werner, Hedwig, Johanna and Martina. Georg von Trapp´s second wife, Maria Kutschera von Trapp, wrote a book titled "The Story of the Trapp Family Singers," which sparked two German-made movies and "The Sound

Investigator: ‘Midnight Rider’ Crew
Wasn’t Supposed to Be on Tracks
Variety, by Ted Johnson    Original Article
Posted By: DaddyO- 2/22/2014 6:31:49 AM     Post Reply
The crew of Gregg Allman biopic “Midnight Rider” was working on train tracks without permission from the railroad in Wayne County, Ga., when a train crashed into the production team, killing one and injuring seven others, an investigator said Friday. The tracks, owned by CSX Railroad, cross private land owned by forest-products company Rayonier, which has a nearby paper mill. Joe Gardner, the lead detective on the case, said the crew had Rayonier’s permission to film on its property next to the train tracks. “CSX has told me they were aware they were out there, but they did not have

Berlin Record Deal: Harvey Weinstein
Pays $7 Million For Alan Turing
WWII Tale ‘The Imitation Game’
Deadline Hollywood, by Mike Fleming Jr.    Original Article
Posted By: DaddyO- 2/9/2014 10:31:08 AM     Post Reply
In what I am told will go down as the highest price paid ever for U.S. cumbrights on a movie at the European Film Market, The Weinstein Company has locked a deal to pay $7 million for The Imitation Game, the Graham Moore Black List script that Morten Tyldum directed with Benedict Cumberbatch playing Alan Turing, the genius British mathematician, logician, cryptologist and computer scientist who led the charge to crack the German Enigma Code that helped the Allies win WWII. Keira Knightley also stars in a film that will be shaped as a major release for the next awards

A Stranger in the Sochi Night.
Wall Street Journal, by Brian Costa    Original Article
Posted By: DaddyO- 2/5/2014 12:45:33 PM     Post Reply
During an episode of “Breaking Bad,” Walter White memorably declared, “I am the one who knocks.” During my first night in Sochi, I got a visit from the one who doesn’t. The only sound I heard was a key going into the lock and, at around 4 a.m. Wednesday, the door to my hotel room opening. Half asleep, I looked up and saw the light shining in from the hall. But by the time I sat up to see who was there, the door had been shut again. The one who doesn’t knock scurried away without uttering a word. Do

UN denounces Vatican on sex abuse, abortion
The (S.C.) State, by Nicole Winfield    Original Article
Posted By: DaddyO- 2/5/2014 6:51:44 AM     Post Reply
A U.N. human rights committee denounced the Vatican on Wednesday for adopting policies that allowed priests to rape and molest tens of thousands of children over decades, and urged it to open its files on the pedophiles and the churchmen who concealed their crimes. In a devastating report, the U.N. committee also severely criticized the Holy See for its attitudes toward homosexuality, contraception and abortion and said it should review its policies to ensure children´s rights and their access to health care are guaranteed.

What it’s REALLY like to jump
from space: New footage of
Felix Baumgartner´s jump
reveals exactly what he
saw on his terrifying descent
UK Daily Mail, by Mark Prigg    Original Article
Posted By: DaddyO- 2/1/2014 7:49:40 AM     Post Reply
Terrifying new footage of Felix Baumgartner´s space jump has revealed exactly what the jumper went through during the record-setting descent. GoPro, the firm which built the cameras attached to the daredveil, released the new footage. It shows the entire descent from Baumgartner´s point of view - including the out of control spin that almost cost him his life. People across the world watched in awe - and horror - as daredevil Felix Baumgartner became the first freefall diver to break the sound barrier after jumping from a balloon 24.5 miles above the Earth. ´Fearless Felix´ reached speeds of up to

Stan Wawrinka´s crowning moment
ESPN, by Greg Garber    Original Article
Posted By: DaddyO- 1/26/2014 7:40:30 AM     Post Reply
When does history mean nothing? How do you find hope where none should exist at all? Where, ultimately, does belief come from? Walking onto the court at Rod Laver Arena on Sunday evening in Melbourne, Stanislas Wawrinka was confronted by these eternal questions. There were few who suspected he´d have the answers. Since the start of the 2009 season, Stanislas Wawrinka becomes the first player to win a Slam outside the Big Four. The 28-year-old Swiss player came into this Australia Open final with a 0-12 record against Rafael Nadal, having lost all 26 of their sets. Nadal had never

Mystery Rock ´Appears´
in Front of Mars Rover
Discovery News, by Ian O´Neill    Original Article
Posted By: DaddyO- 1/18/2014 8:47:44 AM     Post Reply
After a decade of exploring the Martian surface, the scientists overseeing veteran rover Opportunity thought they’d seen it all. That was until a rock mysteriously "appeared" a few feet in front of the six-wheeled rover a few days ago. News of the errant rock was announced by NASA Mars Exploration Rover lead scientist Steve Squyres of Cornell University at a special NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory "10 years of roving Mars" event at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), Pasadena, Calif., on Thursday night. The science star-studded public event was held in celebration of the decade since twin rovers Spirit and



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Brit Hume: Obama, Holder
‘Benefited Enormously’ From
Being African American

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Mediaite, by Evan McMurry    Original Article
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On Fox News Sunday, political analyst Brit Hume said that Eric Holder’s claim that his treatment at the hands of Representative Louie Gohmert (R-TX) at a House hearing this week was unprecedented toward an Attorney General, made him a “crybaby,” and that he and President Barack Obama had in fact benefited “enormously” from being the first African Americans in their respective positions. “This strikes me as kinda crybaby stuff from Holder,” Hume said. “My sense about this is both Eric Holder and Barack Obama have benefited politically enormously from the fact that they are African American and the first to

Why The Feds Chickened Out
On A Nevada Ranch

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Townhall, by Kevin McCullough    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 4/13/2014 11:55:18 AM     Post Reply
Let me obliterate a bit of confusion here: the Obama administration attempted to go to war with a rancher in Nevada. Let me amplify a little bit of truth: They tucked tail and have returned home. And let me add a bit of clarity: they had no choice! As the nation began to become familiar with the plight of the family of Cliven Bundy, many of us harkened back to another standoff in which the Federal government attempted to bully it´s outcome: Waco, Texas and the Branch Davidian massacre. It is telling that in the Nevada case the feds pulled out so

Why Hillary v. Jeb Would
Be Great for America

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Daily Beast, by Mark McKinnon    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/13/2014 6:11:32 PM     Post Reply
They’re both qualified, respectful of each other (shocker!), and represent the vast majority of middle America. So what’s not to like about another Clinton/Bush race for 2016? When you mention the prospect of Clinton vs. Bush 2016 a funny thing happens. First, there is the reflexive response: "Oh no, not again. We don´t need more dynastic politics in this country." But upon further reflection, you realize Jeb Bush vs. Hillary Clinton would be a great race and actually good for the country. Let´s review. QUALIFICATIONS—THEY’VE BOTH GOT THEM. Barack Obama won the presidency because in an election where the premium was on change, it mattered little

The world must shift to solar and wind
power rapidly to avoid catastrophic global
warming, say UN scientists in major report

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Daily Mail (U.K.), by Ben Spencer    Original Article
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A rapid shift to wind and solar power is needed if the world is to avoid catastrophic global warming, the United Nations warns in a crucial report today. Emissions of greenhouse gases need to be cut by up to 70 per cent before 2050 to control climate change, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) says. ‘Large-scale changes in energy systems’ are required, with coal power stations to be switched off and replaced by wind and solar. And the transformation needs to be made in the next 15 years or controlling climate change will become increasingly harder and more expensive. The report was published

Chelsea Clinton no longer
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The Hill (Washington DC), by Judy Katz    Original Article
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Chelsea Clinton says when people ask her these days whether she wants to go into politics, her answer isn’t an automatic “no.” The 34-year-old former first daughter told Fast Company in an interview published Monday, “for so long the answer was just a visceral no. Not because I had made any conscientious, deliberate decision, but since people had been asking for as long as literally I could remember, it was no." Now, the only child of former President Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton explains, "I live in a city and a state and a country where I

Glaring limits of the Civil Rights
Act: We need to redistribute wealth

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Salon Magazine, by Matt Bruenig    Original Article
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Although the Civil Rights Act, the landmark legislation which just reached its 50th anniversary, made great strides in desegregating the economy, economic discrimination is still widespread, and anti-discrimination legislation alone can never rectify the economic damage inflicted upon blacks by slavery and our Jim Crow apartheid regime. The Civil Rights Act was a mild reform, all things considered, but one conservatives fought with vigor and one many conservatives are still bitter about to this day. When the Civil Rights Act passed in 1964, the primary purpose was to root out discrimination in public accommodations (like hotels and movie theaters)

Nevada GOP removes social issues from platform,
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Associated Press, by Sandra Chereb    Original Article
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LAS VEGAS — The Nevada Republican Party stripped opposition to abortion and gay marriage from its platform Saturday as state convention delegates instead focused on judging fellow Republicans on their worthiness to serve in office and adherence to GOP values. The platform, with few changes, was adopted overwhelmingly as the Las Vegas convention stretched late into the evening. The vote mirrors that of the Clark County GOP, which voted earlier to remove platform language defining marriage as between a man and a woman and statements opposing abortion. Many Republicans are re-evaluating their strong stances on conservative social issues as public

Video: Flash mob of women steal
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New York Daily News, by Staff    Original Article
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A brazen flash mob has been caught on camera storming a California store and making off with $20,000 worth of sunglasses. Surveillance footage shows eight women piling into a Sunglass Hut and crowding around display cases. Shielding workers from what they´re doing, they quickly stuff dozens of fashion specs into their bags. A store clerk pleads with them to stop, before running out of the shot to get help and dial 911. The thieves then all bolt outside and escape in a waiting SUV. The incident occurred at the Valencia Town Center mall, in Santa Clarita, at 3 p.m. on

Obama Selects First Openly Gay
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Mediaite, by Andrew Kirell    Original Article
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President Obama pulled a surprise move Monday at the White House’s Easter Prayer Breakfast when he selected Gene Robinson to lead the closing prayer. Robinson is famously known as the first openly gay Episcopal bishop. Talking Points Memo’s Tom Kludt spotted the following tweet from Robinson, who was in attendance: (Tweet) Robinson, 66, became diocesan bishop of New Hampshire in March 2004. He retired in January 2013 and is currently a senior fellow at the progressive

Developing: Russian fighter jet buzzes
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Associated Press, by Lolita C. Baldor    Original Article
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A Russian fighter jet made multiple, close-range passes near an American warship in the Black Sea for more than 90 minutes Saturday amid escalating tensions in the region, a U.S. military official said Monday. In the first public account of the incident, the official said the Russian Fencer flew within 1,000 yards of the USS Donald Cook, a Navy destroyer, at about 500 feet above sea level. Ship commanders considered the actions provocative and inconsistent with international agreements, prompting the ship to issue several radio queries and warnings. The fighter appeared to be unarmed and never was in danger of

You´re in denial if
you think Steve Israel is
wrong about GOP racism

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Daily Beast, by Michael Tomasky    Original Article
Posted By: Fiesta del sol- 4/14/2014 6:09:58 AM     Post Reply
Some time back, whenever a big racial controversy erupted, I trained myself into the habit of reading about it at FoxNews.com, just for the unbelievable comment threads. Let’s put it this way: If my friends and I went out to a bar and started playing a “let’s write the racist FoxNews.com comment thread” drinking game, our efforts couldn’t begin to approach what I read there.I wasn’t alone. Liberal websites started feasting on these threads. And so, a couple of years ago, Ailes & Co. got wise. Stories about race were, at least in my disheartened experience, closed to comments.

Who Inspired the Nazi-Klan
leader’s Actions in Kansas?
The Answer Here

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PJ Media, by Ron Radosh    Original Article
Posted By: Judy W.- 4/14/2014 6:54:41 AM     Post Reply
As I sit writing from Berlin, Germany—I woke up this morning with the news that a demented American Nazi and KKK leader, Glenn Miller, has been arrested as the main suspect in the Kansas City murder of 3 American Jews. (Snip) Fortunately, a quick look at some of the anti-Semitic extremist websites has led to the following post by Mr. Miller, reproduced verbatim below: Israel Forming Super PAC to Attack Paul & Obama This is some big dookee, yaw’ll. http://runronpaul.com/interviews/isr…on-paul-obama/ Jew journalist Max Blumenthal exposes and explains this attempt by a foreign government Israel, to buy the presidential election for the neo-con, war-mongering republican


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