Obama stated that our country Has ‘By No Means Overcome’ Legacies of Slavery, Jim Crow, Colonialism, or Racism’. REALLY? As far as I and most other people see it, everyone has equal rights.
Are there still people who are racist? Of course! There are blacks who dislike whites and vice versa. We’ll never have a Utopian society, that’s something liberals need to get through their thick optimistic heads!
Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show,” invited President Obama to be their guest. He was then asked how he walked the line between speaking his mind and sharing “true opinions” when it came to speaking to the crowds about race.
“You know, my general theory is that, if I was clear in my own mind about who I was, comfortable in my own skin, and had clarity about the way in which race continues to be this powerful factor in so many elements of our lives.”
“But that it is not the only factor in so many aspects of our lives, that we have, by no means overcome the legacies of slavery and Jim Crow and colonialism and racism, but that the progress we’ve made has been real and extraordinary, if I’m communicating my genuine belief that those who are not subject to racism can sometimes have blind spots or lack of appreciation of what it feels to be on the receiving end of that, but that doesn’t mean that they’re not open to learning and caring about equality and justice and that I can win them over because there is goodness in the majority of people.”
It sounds as if Obama is too much of an idealist. There may be some racists out there but for the most part, society has evolved. We have black professors, doctors, dentists; there are no unfair separate colleges for people of color. Society has improved.
The real way to get over racism is to stop dwelling on it, be happy, and cut the negativity out of our politics and everyday lives. The longer they focus on the past, the less time we have to move ahead in the future.
Since Obama is so keen to dwell on racism that our grandparents may or may not have been part of, maybe he could really help the enslaved African Americans who are held captive by his good old Muslim buddies?
“The best kept secrets of the Muslim world include large populations of former African slaves in places like Pakistan, Iraq and Turkey. While Africans in Israel are not descended from slaves, Afro-Arabs, Afro-Turks and African-Pakistanis are living reminders of a Muslim slave trade that sometimes still lingers on.”
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