While a number of speakers -- such as Railroad Commission chairman Michael Williams and Mike Huckabee -- have praised the advance of Barack Obama and what it means towards a colorblind society, at least one vendor hasn't gotten the message.
At the Republican state convention, a booth hosted by Republicanmarket was selling a pin Saturday that says: If Obama is President will we still call it the White House.
There were other pins that weren't necessarily conveying the positive, inclusive, united front that has been portrayed during the convention. One said, "Press 1 for English. Press 2 for Deportation" and another, "I will hold my nose when I vote for McCain"[/QUOTE]
[QUOTE=quantum;2589500]Reading the papers, it seems BO has a lot of racists around him that clearly don't like [I]anything[/I] white, including a house. I thought it was pretty obvious, no?[/QUOTE]In accordance with the b*llsh*t media double standard, it's not really racism unless it's white people saying it. You don't hear any of Obama's associates recanting and apologizing for their remarks, do you?
[QUOTE=nationalist88;2589511]In accordance with the b*llsh*t media double standard, it's not really racism unless it's white people saying it. You don't hear any of Obama's associates recanting and apologizing for their remarks, do you?[/QUOTE]
what? is this somehow a reflection on Obama that other people haven't apologized????
[QUOTE=piney;2589580]what? is this somehow a reflection on Obama that other people haven't apologized????[/QUOTE]No. Obama's clearly harboring anti-white sentiment based on statements by his associates. Whatever; no surprises there, he's black. But my issue is the [I]media's[/I] treatment of it, which portrays it as acceptable, if unpopular.. Nobody reacts with alarm and disgust and demands apologies from these people, which is invariably the case when anything even close to anti-black sentiment is voiced.
Well here is your proof. Watch the video on the right.[/QUOTE]
Thanks Tyler, I stand corrected. Still looks fake as all hell on that closeup, but the article you linka nd the video is pretty darn uncontrovertable. Thanks again.:)
With that said, let me ask this (I'm sure controversial) question:
Why is the button racist?
What intent or implied meaning does the button posess that cause it to be "discrimination based on race", as wikipedia definies the term racism?
[QUOTE=Wikipedia]While [B][U]the term racism usually denotes race-based prejudice, violence, discrimination, or oppression[/U][/B], the term can also have varying and hotly contested definitions.[/quote]
Does the button intend or imply prejudice in some form? Does it support violence? What about supporting descrimination? Or Opression?
Seems to me the button, lame joke though it may be, does not support any of those ideals, either explicitly or indirectly. It seems to simply play off the idea that the "White House" is white as have all Presidents, but with Obama being Black it could be called the "Black House" instead. Bad taste? Sure. Not all that funny? Sure. But racism, as defined above? I don't see it, but would be open to having it explained to me.
A few other definitions, all from Wikipedia's "Racism" Entry:
[quote]Racialism is a related term, sometimes intended to avoid these negative meanings. According to the Oxford English Dictionary, [B][U]racism is a belief or ideology that all members of each racial group possess characteristics or abilities specific to that race[/U][/B], especially to distinguish it as being either superior or inferior to another racial group or racial groups. The Merriam-Webster's Dictionary [B][U]defines racism as a belief that race is the primary determinant of human traits and capacities and that racial differences produce an inherent superiority of a particular racial group, and that it is also the prejudice based on such a belief[/U][/B]. The Macquarie Dictionary defines racism as: "the belief that human races have distinctive characteristics which determine their respective cultures, usually involving the idea that one's own race is superior and has the right to rule or dominate others."[/QUOTE]
Seems to me the button doesn't qualify under any of these definitions. There is no implied superiority I can see.
Again, I am happy to be educated here. But what I see is a bad tatse, bad joke button. Not racism.
Charlie Sheen, a proud democrat, was just caught calling his ex-wife the n-word. Look folks, there are racists on both sides of the political spectrum and to say only one side is racist is pure naivety.