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Old 05-04-2012, 10:05 AM
 
Location: West Harlem
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PS-Obama is not black....he is not white..he is both. Because he has chosen to "take a side" is irrelevant. He's the country's first biracial president, not first black president.
Yes, true, I was addressing the poster who seems to feel that "black" is the thing - the unfavorable comparison with the "white guys."

I have found that many people view him as a "black" president.
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Old 05-04-2012, 10:10 AM
 
Location: USA
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^ nobody goes around saying they are not
black but "biracial" if they have black blood
in them. lol get the heck out of here! obama
is married to a black woman and has black
daughters, so stop lying to yourself and
go jump in the lake.
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Old 05-04-2012, 10:15 AM
 
Location: NYC
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I'd like to thank all of the people who have contributed to this thread and for their choice to be very civil about the conversation, which is quite controversial, and could have taken bad turns along the way. What troubles me is that our society will probably continue to ignore this until the problems escalate to the point where no interventions will help. Heaven help us when it gets there because I don't see how the problems will be contained in bad, poor neighborhoods.

I will continue to do what I do and hopefully there will be some successful stories for the people that I touch. I know that the odds of helping many people are slim.

Again, I suggest that you look at Noguera's video.

Peace out.
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Old 05-04-2012, 10:36 AM
 
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Plenty of people claim biracial..look at the freakin census! Obama is choosing to be black..that's great..but it doesn't change that fact that he is white also. I can be 3 feet tall if I ignore the lower half of my body....but that would not be my actual height now would it?

So if he married a white woman..would he still be black? And what if he "looked" white...would you still say he is black?
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Old 05-04-2012, 10:38 AM
 
Location: USA
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smh..you must be something other than a black
person or you would not even defend saying that.
plenty blacks are mixed yo. get over it.
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Old 05-04-2012, 10:41 AM
 
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Plenty of everyone is mixed..not just blacks. Using your argument...there are no races then..we are just human. I'm fine with that...Obama isn't black then..he is human.

PS- I am ethnically from one of the only 3 countries which are truly mixed/tri-racial in the world. Being a "mixed" American Black has nothing on me!
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Old 05-04-2012, 10:49 AM
 
Location: USA
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^ welp. keep living in denial
then; not my problem, son.
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Old 05-04-2012, 11:00 AM
 
Location: West Harlem
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^ welp. keep living in denial
then; not my problem, son.
Again, insistence that a CULTURAL viewpoint is a racial and essential one.
"Us black folks believe ... "

Really ?
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Old 05-04-2012, 11:14 AM
 
Location: USA
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^ no rap for you, know-it-all. you already
proved you have something against
blacks a long time ago.
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Old 05-04-2012, 11:32 AM
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Am I the only woman on this thread?
No I am also. I thought you knew that.
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