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Old 03-21-2011, 06:49 AM
 
Location: America
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Michelle ( I am finally proud to be an American ).
Try being her age and living in a country that treated your race as second or even third best. The First Lady was born in '64, meaning she clearly remembers a nation that used to call her "colored".

You know nothing of what you're talking about.
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Old 03-21-2011, 07:06 AM
 
Location: America
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He is not black. His momma is as white as snow.

Sorry, another race card tossed into the trash can.
No one knew Obama was half white until his racial makeup became public. On the street, he'd be seen by the world as a black man; and for all you know, with his Arabic name, he could've been of partial Trans-Saharan ancestry. That would make him a full-blooded African-American.

Our president is black, so enough with the straw man.
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Old 03-21-2011, 10:06 AM
 
Location: The #1 sunshine state, Arizona.
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Try being her age and living in a country that treated your race as second or even third best. The First Lady was born in '64, meaning she clearly remembers a nation that used to call her "colored".

You know nothing of what you're talking about.
At one time the word colored was an acceptable term as was the term, Negro. I'm sure in a few years the term African American will be considered passe' and militants will call anyone using that old term a racist. I think the term black has stood the test of time
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Old 03-21-2011, 10:33 AM
 
Location: Annandale, VA
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The audacity of hype and zero substance. Maybe schools should focus more on rigorous academia to help kids compete in a global world and less on racial symbolism?

Barack H. Obama Elementary to close (http://news.yahoo.com/s/yblog_theticket/20110318/ts_yblog_theticket/barack-h-obama-elementary-to-close - broken link)
The Bangs Avenue School elected in 2010 to change its name to Barack H. Obama Elementary. It will be shuttered this summer, largely due to low enrollment.

This must be a "school" where grades are not recorded and the students are passed along.
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Old 03-21-2011, 10:34 AM
 
Location: By the sea, by the sea, by the beautiful sea
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In before the Obamatrons yap on about how cruel the OP sounds.
Cruel? Nah! It just sounds plain stupid in its lame attempt at inferring Obama is somehow to blame.
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Old 03-21-2011, 10:36 AM
 
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The audacity of hype and zero substance. Maybe schools should focus more on rigorous academia to help kids compete in a global world and less on racial symbolism?

Barack H. Obama Elementary to close (http://news.yahoo.com/s/yblog_theticket/20110318/ts_yblog_theticket/barack-h-obama-elementary-to-close - broken link)
The Bangs Avenue School elected in 2010 to change its name to Barack H. Obama Elementary. It will be shuttered this summer, largely due to low enrollment.
Halle-freakin-lujah!
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Old 03-21-2011, 10:58 AM
 
Location: The Republic of Texas
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The Midas Touch!


How Ironic!
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Old 03-21-2011, 11:02 AM
 
Location: Fort Worthless, Texastan
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He has been in the White House 18 months, but President Obama already has seven U.S. schools named after him...Only one school is named after Bush, the George W. Bush Elementary School in Stockton, Calif.
Is "My Pet Goat" on the curriculum?
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Old 03-21-2011, 11:07 AM
 
Location: Staten Island, NY
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... When conservatives talk about how "anti-American" Obama is, it's code for "eek, the big bad black man is gonna annihilate us all!!!!!111one". It's all about race, whether the right-wing wants to admit it or not. Even when Obama has put forth ideas from the Republicans they still attack him as "anti-American"! That's proof positive that it's not about policies, it's about who he is racially (and culturally, too).
Sorry, but this is a diaperload. So the same people who support Clarence Thomas are racists just because we don't show the love for Obama the Left-winger? C'mon, now.
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Old 03-21-2011, 11:08 AM
 
Location: America
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At one time the word colored was an acceptable term as was the term, Negro. I'm sure in a few years the term African American will be considered passe' and militants will call anyone using that old term a racist. I think the term black has stood the test of time
It was acceptable because WHITES said so. But the word is not the point. The point is that for most of the First Lady's life, things were not all peachy-keen for black folks. So it's hard to take pride in a country that has given you such a hard time in the past. Non-blacks can shrug off our hardships all they want, but it doesn't make them any less true.
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