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White like Me: Thoughts on
Young Obama´s Prom Photos

American Thinker, by John Drew

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Posted By:magnante, 5/27/2013 10:18:16 AM

TIME has just published pictures from Barack Obama´s prom night in 1979. For me, these photos are more evidence of something I have thought for a long time -- young Obama seemed like a white guy(snip)One of the most puzzling things to me about contemporary politics is the way so many people seem to think that Barack Obama is a black man. As one of the folks who got to know him while he was at Occidental College, I can report that I thought of Obama as an average white guy in terms of his IQ and his cultural inheritance.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: stevendm, 5/27/2013 10:20:15 AM     (No. 9347267)

Where were you six years ago?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: PageTurner, 5/27/2013 10:21:49 AM     (No. 9347273)

Drew´s been writing about The Young Obama from the beginning. I agree with his analysis. I knew plenty of Young Obamas when I was his age, too.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: earlybird, 5/27/2013 10:38:26 AM     (No. 9347302)

The question should be where was #1?

Drew has been here all along, as #2 says, writing about his experiences with and opinions of BHO.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Davids918, 5/27/2013 10:41:35 AM     (No. 9347308)

He likely was typical of a white guy, until he arrived in Chicago, resided in the Southside, and discovered ´you´re black´ regardless of the "white" influences or the privelege, or anything else.

His black heritage is first-generation.

Obama doesn´t have any of the slave heritage to identify with, or any of the civil rights struggles to indentify with.

What he likely identifies with is some sense of discrimmination when people at Columbia and Harvard wondered how he get in after realizing he wasn´t that smart.

And considering he started at Occidental College he likely didn´t have top grades or high score on SAT coming out of the elite high school he attended in Hawaii.




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Reply 5 - Posted by: msjena, 5/27/2013 10:45:45 AM     (No. 9347311)

I have always said that Obama moved to Chicago to learn how to be "black." Even, then, however, he gravitated towards white mentors such as Tony Rezko and Bill Ayers.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Canesplitter, 5/27/2013 10:49:33 AM     (No. 9347313)

How come no one else can hear a bad Bill Cosby imitation when the president "talks black"?
Lo-info voters have fallen for a cross between Bill Cosby and Spock.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: sgtfox of the jarhead clan, 5/27/2013 11:00:39 AM     (No. 9347327)

Guess we know who just got put on the IRS audit list.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: thomthomp, 5/27/2013 11:01:30 AM     (No. 9347330)

This brings to mind the 1979 Steve Martin movie "The Jerk" where the main character, played by white guy Martin, is raised by a poor black family and only later discovers he is white...

...except in Obama´s case he was raised by a well-off white family and only later discovered he was black...

...and the movie was fiction and funny...

...but the title fits.


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Reply 9 - Posted by: Kitty Myers, 5/27/2013 11:03:00 AM     (No. 9347332)

FTA: I remain amazed that a guy as white as me managed to game the affirmative action system all the way to the White House.

Yup, that´s what he did, with the enormous help of a sympathetic media, spineless RINOs and gullible lo-infos.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Poliskeptic, 5/27/2013 11:13:23 AM     (No. 9347353)

I despise Obama as much as anyone, but I don´t think we can fault him for hanging out with white kids in high school. In reviewing photos of his school classmates, it appears he has the only black face. IMO, his close association with Frank M Davis made him identify with his black half rather than his white. He married black and has certainly rewarded blacks in his administration and during his tenure as POTUS. As a WASP, I feel completely estranged from him and do not feel he has my or my progeny´s interests at heart at all.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: jglas, 5/27/2013 11:41:18 AM     (No. 9347384)

I could care less if his soul is black or white, I´m worried that it´s red.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: agility, 5/27/2013 11:56:13 AM     (No. 9347401)

The line from the article I found most interesting was: "The young Obama that I knew was mainly interested in hanging out with white guys and white girls (like me and my radical girlfriend) or with his radical Muslim friends." Those radical Muslim friends aspect is what is most dangerous to the US.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: lakerman1, 5/27/2013 12:02:03 PM     (No. 9347408)

I´m operating solely on memory here, which is always risky, but - not long after barack announced his candidacy in 2007, Al Sharpton asked if Barack was ´black enough.´
And Jesse Jackson threatened to ´cut his (barack´s) balls off, for some perceived slight.
The most unfortunate long term impact of barack´s presidency, however, is that there could be outstanding black candidates in future elections, who will not get elected because people will remember the real barack, and paint those other candidates with the barack brush.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Newtsche, 5/27/2013 12:39:46 PM     (No. 9347463)

#13, also relying on memory here --

"..Jesse Jackson threatened to ´cut his (barack´s) balls off, for some perceived slight."

Talking down to African Americans.



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Reply 15 - Posted by: beancounter, 5/27/2013 12:46:22 PM     (No. 9347476)

One of my favorite comedy sketches on Saturday Night Live was Eddie Murphy´s "White Like Me". It´s on the internet if you want to Google it.

Eddie Murphy puts on make up and then goes through New York pretending to be a typical white office worker. When there are no black people around the white people treat him much better than white people treat each other in reality. The bus turns into a rolling party with free drinks the moment the last black person gets off. The newspaper stand gives away newspapers.

That´s the part that struck me. The goal of affirmative action isn´t to treat people the same. The goal is to treat black people according to some fictional idea of how white people treat each other.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Brittany, 5/27/2013 12:57:49 PM     (No. 9347489)

Not only is he not black, his education was not American basic. He has no knowledge of the American history and tradition or world geography to cite a few gaps. I´m sure that part of this was the Hawaiian culture and the rest his lack of good parenting. After all, his grandparents hardly raised a mainstream American daughter.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: 3xalady, 5/27/2013 1:26:26 PM     (No. 9347516)

A new spin on an old saying ~ what is black and white and RED all over? Obama.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Words have Meaning, 5/27/2013 3:56:52 PM     (No. 9347706)

Tell you the truth, I did not know Obama even liked girls more than boys. That being said, Obama always went for the white girls. Just like the fictional composite characters in his first book. Moochelle was considered not marriage material till Bill Ayers and Valerie Jarrett intervened and said a potential presidential candidate must have a black wife.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: ebuilder, 5/27/2013 4:27:47 PM     (No. 9347746)

When I was in school in the sixties one of my good friends was a star athlete and scholar. Short, quick, and captain of three teams. As regular and decent and fun loving as they come. Something happened. He went to Cuba, tripped out, changed his style, carried a pint in his walking around raincoat, went to Princeton, Harvard, Columbia and Rutgers, got a Ph.D., and is now a left of Howard Zinn, atheist, on demand author and speaker. I met him for a drink last year. He should have been part of a bright future. Gone. IMO it is the ivy league university.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: pearlyjo, 5/27/2013 7:53:52 PM     (No. 9347896)

What turned Obama black? White liberals.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Heraclitus, 5/27/2013 8:31:45 PM     (No. 9347925)

Questions: did he submit himself for corruption or was he corrupted as a naive young man?

He looks happy in the prom photo, unpretentious. And then i felt sad. He has been corrupted. Too bad.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 5/28/2013 1:04:23 AM     (No. 9348089)

Doesn´t the last paragraph say it all ?

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