Racists For Obama

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Real Estate Agent with Galleria International Realty

Earlier today I ran across an article that I'm going to share titled 'Racists For Obama'.  I will not provide an in-depth commentary because this could potentially be a heavy subject.  The reason I'm sharing is because it has an interesting juxtoposition of race and our country's current economic conditions.  In a twisted way, this article shows that racism in the US isn't quite as we thought.  (I kinda felt like Stanley Kubrick's somehow involved in this piece)

To be honest, if I were to write about this I'm not sure where to start.  But it does provide a fascinating read (it's only 2 pages long).  Note the picture of the Obama sign and the Confederate Flag.

 

 

Comments (18)

Michelle Chamberlain
Above All Financial Services -Pennsylvania Mortgage Broker - Secane, PA
Suburban Philadelphia Mortgage Broker

It's a shame you didn't comment because it would be interesting to know what you thought.  I'm not sure I believe the story about the couple in PA and the pollster but I get the point of the article nonetheless.  It reminded me of the part in the movie "Do The Right Thing" where the one brother is racist but it is pointed out to him that his favorite sports people, singers etc. are black. 

It is probably safe to say that there are differing degrees of racism on both sides of the fence.  There are those who are just all out intolerant of anything, and those who are willing to shed some of their prejudices if it benefits them.

Michelle

Nov 03, 2008 05:03 PM
John Hersey
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Homesale Realty - York, PA
e-PRO Realtor

Tchaka,

I must say, you love this topic!  I saw a chart through the military times that was somewhat disturbing.  Blacks in the military were about 180% from everyone else.  Check it out here!

Now, is this because of race?  It sure looks like it.

Nov 04, 2008 12:07 AM
Inna Hardison
ha media group - Orlando, FL
Wordpress for Real Estate & Design, Print HaMedia Group

Tchaka - so glad you posted this. Definitely an interesting read:-) I read it earlier today and, of course, thought of you in your O'Bama t-shirt.  :-)

No comment for now, but would be curious to see some actual opinions on this...

John, this has been coming up a lot lately, the whole black people voting for Obama cause, well, he is a 'brother'... Historically blacks vote democratic - just look at the stats of African Americans voting for Hilary. If she got the nomination, i doubt there'd be a significant variance in the numbers of black voters for the dem ticket from the current number for Obama.

Nov 04, 2008 02:08 AM
Broker Nick
South Florida Real Estate & Development, Inc. - Coconut Creek, FL
Broker Nick Relocation Broker Service

Tchaka ~ You are obsessed with the race issue. you need to check up on yourself, perhaps you are the one with the issue.

Nov 04, 2008 02:10 AM
Titanium Real Estate
Titanium Real Estate, Ltd. - Naples, FL

I thought race baiting was prohibited on Activerain.

Nov 04, 2008 03:31 AM
Tchaka Owen
Galleria International Realty - Hollywood, FL

Michelle - I stated my reasons for not commenting at this time.  There are a number of possible issues to discuss and I would rather just share and let it sink in.

John - I'm sure race is an issue for some of them, but as Inna points out, blacks historically vote (overwhelmingly) Democrat.  The flip side in these charts is that so many whites are voting for McCain.  To answer you comment about my love for the topic, it goes back to college when Doug Wilder barely won as Gov. of Virginia due to the Bradley Effect.  I was young and didn't really understand it so much.  What I see as a problem is that our country has advanced and the issue of race isn't as bad as before (to me), but I feel too many people still see race as black/white.  This isn't the 1960s anymore and our demographics have been changing.  Hispanics are now a large minority and Asians (sorry for categorizing as one) are growing as well.  Yet look at the House and Senate and you won't see many represented.  That's where I think the race issue will tilt over the next decade or two.

Inna Hussein - I think the shirt needs to another wearing today or tomorrow.  :-)

Nicholas - It's pretty clear from your comment that you didn't even read the link. 

Mike Postell - Maybe it is.  The questions are 1) what does that have to do with this post, and 2) what do you have to contribute here?

Nov 04, 2008 03:37 AM
Cheri Smith
Prudential Gary Greene, Cypress TX - Cypress, TX
Realtor Prudential Gary Greene

Ok, well I read it and the guy is a little off.

For one, if ANY man kicks in my door I am going for a shot gun. Red, black or white, he's going to be hurting if I can help it.

Secondly, if I am alone in a dark alley and a 5 foot man comes towards me, never mind a 6'2" man, I am going the other way. White men rape and murder as often if not more than blacks. In fact, arent most serial killers white? I can say this with a straight face as a past victim of this type of violence. They all have the anatomy it takes to hurt me. Doesn't matter what color they are.

Lastly, your typical racist skin head lives in a single wide trailer in the boonies. Wanna see some, visit Porter Texas. KKK country. There is no way in Hades theyd vote for a black man even if it meant more foodstamps or welfare benefits than they already get. The pollster won't divulge his source because it doesn't exist. Whomever put that flag and sign in their yard probably thought it was funny. Ha Ha not funny at all. Idiots.

Racism and reverse racism exists in this election. PERIOD. Like it or not. People who NEVER voted before are coming out to vote for a black man because of the historical value. People who never voted before are coming out to vote for a woman VP for it's historical value.

What it has done is brought politics into the homes of those who never cared before. Did they learn anything, doubt it on some of them but at least they paid a little bit more attention to this election and maybe future elections will encourage them out of their living rooms and into getting involved in the issues so we can make this a better country for ALL.

 

 

 

Nov 04, 2008 03:58 AM
Tchaka Owen
Galleria International Realty - Hollywood, FL

Cheri - I must say I pretty much agree with just about everything you've written here.  And I think that your last paragraph is a very important one - getting more people involved will hopefully help us all make better informed decisions in future elections.  We Americans have the right to vote and those eligible should take advantage of it.  This is a sidetrack from the blog, but I value that last piece enough to add to it.  Thanks for stopping by!

Nov 04, 2008 04:10 AM
Chris Fisher
Your Virtual Assistant - Concord, CA

Tchaka - that is an interesting article indeed.  I guess nothing surprises me at this point. 

Nov 04, 2008 04:19 AM
John March
Charisma Media Group, LLC - Bluffton, SC
"Engage, connect, prosper" (Matt 6:33)

Tchaka, wow, I thought this election was not about race. Did I miss something?  now that messiah is president-elect, we're all gonna be one happy family (right?) and maybe we can stop talking about race.

Nov 06, 2008 11:59 AM
Tim and Pam Cash
Crye-Leike (Sango) - Clarksville, TN
Real Estate Professionals - Clarksville TN

Tchaka, while I read the article, I certainly hoped that the results of this election would transcend the race issue.  I guess that some just have to find a way to keep the race card alive. 

Think about this, if 95% of 'white' (what is 'white'?) Americans would have voted for McCain, do you think that there would have been nashing of teeth, riots, etc?  Now, when 95% of African Americans vote for Obama it is barely a mention. 

Is racism alive in the USA?  That it is, but it is on many fronts and it goes beyond just 'whites' - it is evident in many ethnicities within this country.  Sadly, many make a damn good living because of it.

Two kind of people in my opinion - People and A$$holes - that simple.

Nov 06, 2008 12:15 PM
Tchaka Owen
Galleria International Realty - Hollywood, FL

Chris - It sure is nutty, but it does show that our country is progressing.

John - Yes you did, you certainly missed a lot.

Nov 06, 2008 02:42 PM
Tchaka Owen
Galleria International Realty - Hollywood, FL

Tim and Pam - The good news is that for the most part the results DID transcend the race issue, and that's what this article is getting at.  The race card is alive and will continue to be alive for a long time.  But it's diminishing.  As twisted as this article seems to be, the premise is that other issues are more important than race.  That's something we should all be proud of.

Now to address your 95% question.....I've heard that numerous times and let me dispell any notions you have right now.  Yes, race did play a factor there (whether we like it or not), but 95% of blacks did not vote for Obama because he's (half-) black.  That's is misconception that some are trying to play up.  Blacks generally vote Dem - to the tune of over 80%.  So a white man named Obama would still garner 80+% of the black vote. 

Thanks for stopping by and voicing your opinion.

Nov 06, 2008 02:49 PM
Michelle Chamberlain
Above All Financial Services -Pennsylvania Mortgage Broker - Secane, PA
Suburban Philadelphia Mortgage Broker

Regarding your stats above, which as you note are not really relevant because blacks generally vote Dem.  Wouldn't it be more telling if we compared the stats of the democratic primary elections?

Michelle

Nov 07, 2008 11:14 AM
Tchaka Owen
Galleria International Realty - Hollywood, FL

Michelle - I do think that would potentially be more telling, but the only way to REALLY make it telling is if there were two identical candidates differing only in race.  I don't see how that can be possible. 

Nov 07, 2008 12:56 PM
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x - Bay Minette, AL
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John - I am a fan of the Military Times too.  When I saw those poll results I was not surprised at all.  The one group of citizens in this country that I can understand for voting for Obama are black voters.  After what they have had to put up with over the years I personally can see why they would vote for Obama.  I think it is an emtional reason and not at all logical; but, it is understandable.

Tchaka - The real divide in this country is not racial; but is between people who are willing to do the work to sucess and those who will not; but, still want "their FAIR share".

Nov 08, 2008 02:59 PM
Pam Dent
Gayle Harvey Real Estate, Inc. - Charlottesville, VA
REALTOR® - Charlottesville Virginia Homes / Horse

Tchaka - I saw a similar article yesterday about a group of racists who are Obama supporters because of the current economic conditions.

Feb 06, 2009 01:26 PM
Kevin Robinson
Twin Falls, ID
Fractional Developer

Man I can't believe that I did not see this article earlier. Crazy. I like you do not know where to begin to comment.

Feb 20, 2009 01:43 AM