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Old 01-21-2009, 01:28 AM
 
Location: New Mexico to Texas
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This is what P.Diddy has to say-

Diddy continued his emotional post saying "I feel blessed that I'm able to see this moment. I'm on Team Obama, I'm on Team USA, I'm on Team Black America -- I want to be greater than I am right now. And I want you to be greater. I want us to be greater."

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Im tired of all this already,he's black but so what we are all Americans and like P Diddy said he is on side Black America,it shouldnt even be about that, you dont see people all fanatic over Bush when he became president and people saying "Im on side White America", Im half Spanish and White and I dont think its right to like one person over another cause he is a minority.
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Old 01-21-2009, 01:44 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX.
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This is what P.Diddy has to say-

Diddy continued his emotional post saying "I feel blessed that I'm able to see this moment. I'm on Team Obama, I'm on Team USA, I'm on Team Black America -- I want to be greater than I am right now. And I want you to be greater. I want us to be greater."

new Jay Z song--Young Jeezy ft. Jay-Z - My President Is Black (Remix)


Im tired of all this already,he's black but so what we are all Americans and like P Diddy said he is on side Black America,it shouldnt even be about that, you dont see people all fanatic over Bush when he became president and people saying "Im on side White America", Im half Spanish and White and I dont think its right to like one person over another cause he is a minority.
Hmm....I wonder how people would react if someone like Toby Keith said "Im on team White America" after Bush, or Clinton won??....lol.
I don't think too well, so doesn't those disagreeing with this theory also confim them as hipocrits? More power to the President, but if racism becomes an issue again rather than something of the past then I'd hate to be on the side with less population.....
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Old 01-21-2009, 01:50 AM
 
Location: Chicago metro
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People in my area was very happy about the event. I should also say my area is predominately democrate.
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Old 01-21-2009, 05:31 AM
 
Location: Omaha
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This is what P.Diddy has to say-

Diddy continued his emotional post saying "I feel blessed that I'm able to see this moment. I'm on Team Obama, I'm on Team USA, I'm on Team Black America -- I want to be greater than I am right now. And I want you to be greater. I want us to be greater."

new Jay Z song--Young Jeezy ft. Jay-Z - My President Is Black (Remix)


Im tired of all this already,he's black but so what we are all Americans and like P Diddy said he is on side Black America,it shouldnt even be about that, you dont see people all fanatic over Bush when he became president and people saying "Im on side White America", Im half Spanish and White and I dont think its right to like one person over another cause he is a minority.
P Diddy's just a damn idiot, period. Same goes for figures like Rev. Wright/Sharpton/Jackson, etc. They just stir controversy.

I think the comments/actions by some of them militant attitudes tarnish some moments for the more genuine population.

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Old 01-21-2009, 08:25 AM
 
Location: Jersey City
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I was at work in Manhattan during the inaug. NYC and my home Hudson County voted overwhelmingly for Obama. So I think there was more than just a little bit of excitement in the air. Soon after the swearing in I was on the subway. As I passed the station attendant's booth, I looked at the two women inside and said, "We have a new President, ladies." Their reply was something along the lines of "Thank ya lawwwd!"
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Old 01-21-2009, 08:57 AM
 
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Im sure they are excited here except for the whole side of Eastern New Mexico which McCain won, but since most people in this country see him as The Beatles or Elvis or God Im sure there are people out there sacraficing their lives for him right now.

this guy has some crazy fans, even the rappers and other celebs are all over his nuts like they have a key to the nation now.
I was in down town Atlanta yesterday and I would say the people were happier. I really do agree with you on this "I'm Black and now I'm gonna do better in life, starting today" mentality that I'm seeing on tv from other Blacks...I do get the excitement because this is history but some rappers/entertainers act like Obama will appoint Jay-Z or Nas to his staff. It's the first time though, so I understand a little. It's going to be crazy when the first native-American become president.
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Old 01-21-2009, 09:05 AM
 
Location: Omaha
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I was in down town Atlanta yesterday and I would say the people were happier. I really do agree with you on this "I'm Black and now I'm gonna do better in life, starting today" mentality that I'm seeing on tv from other Blacks...I do get the excitement because this is history but some rappers/entertainers act like Obama will appoint Jay-Z or Nas to his staff. It's the first time though, so I understand a little. It's going to be crazy when the first native-American become president.
Good call. What I don't get is why so many school children (black) are being interviewed and 9 out of ten times they say, "now I know I can do whatever I want in life". No sh*t? Their parents never told them that?

Anyone of any race has had the opportunity to do whatever they are qualified to do for decades.
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Old 01-21-2009, 09:08 AM
 
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I too live in Chicago.

How do you THINK we feel?
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Old 01-21-2009, 09:20 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia,New Jersey, NYC!
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^^^ chicago must be a great place to be right about now!

we're buzzin over here too. i still virtually see obama stickers/posters everywhere.
he's almost too hip.

uber-hip president
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Old 01-21-2009, 09:28 AM
 
Location: Concrete jungle where dreams are made of.
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I was in down town Atlanta yesterday and I would say the people were happier. I really do agree with you on this "I'm Black and now I'm gonna do better in life, starting today" mentality that I'm seeing on tv from other Blacks...I do get the excitement because this is history but some rappers/entertainers act like Obama will appoint Jay-Z or Nas to his staff. It's the first time though, so I understand a little. It's going to be crazy when the first native-American become president.
But you have to think of who they always had to look up to. Rappers and sports stars. There were some blacks who held high positions in this country, but not many at all. Now younger kids will see there's a black President and say that they want to have that job some day. In the past, at least in the bad areas of NYC, most kids saw pimps and hustlers in fancy clothes and cars and said they want to be like them. Now they can look up to someone who plays a positive role in people's lives and the country. I teach in the south Bronx, so trust me, I see the types of people my kids have looked up to in the past...now they all look up to Obama and have lots of ideas about what they want to be. I ask them why and they tell me it's because a black man is President. Nothing wrong with that.
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