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Racist Suspect Watch

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Cress Welsing: The Definition of Racism White Supremacy

Dr. Blynd: The Definition of Racism

Anon: What is Racism/White Supremacy?

Dr. Bobby Wright: The Psychopathic Racial Personality

The Cress Theory of Color-Confrontation and Racism (White Supremacy)

What is the First Step in Counter Racism?

Genocide: a system of white survival

The Creation of the Negro

The Mysteries of Melanin

'Racism is a behavioral system for survival'

Fear of annihilation drives white racism

Dr. Blynd: The Definition of Caucasian

Where are all the Black Jurors? 

The War Against Black Males: Black on Black Violence Caused by White Supremacy/Racism

Brazen Police Officers and the Forfeiture of Freedom

White Domination, Black Criminality

Fear of a Colored Planet Fuels Racism: Global White Population Shrinking, Less than 10%

Race is Not Real but Racism is

The True Size of Africa

What is a Nigger? 

MLK and Imaginary Freedom: Chains, Plantations, Segregation, No Longer Necessary ['Our Condition is Getting Worse']

Chomsky on "Reserving the Right to Bomb Niggers." 

A Goal of the Media is to Make White Dominance and Control Over Everything Seem Natural

"TV is reversing the evolution of the human brain." Propaganda: How You Are Being Mind Controlled And Don't Know It.

Spike Lee's Mike Tyson and Don King

"Zapsters" - Keeping what real? "Non-white People are Actors. The Most Unrealistic People on the Planet"

Black Power in a White Supremacy System

Neely Fuller Jr.: "If you don't understand racism/white supremacy, everything else that you think you understand will only confuse you"

The Image and the Christian Concept of God as a White Man

'In order for this system to work, We have to feel most free and independent when we are most enslaved, in fact we have to take our enslavement as the ultimate sign of freedom'

Why do White Americans need to criminalize significant segments of the African American population?

Who Told You that you were Black or Latino or Hispanic or Asian? White People Did

Malcolm X: "We Have a Common Enemy"


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. . .But he Never had the White Vote

From Politico [HERE]


Whatever happened to that “post-racial” America we were supposed to be living in?

Whatever happened to those warm and fuzzy feelings we got when we elected America’s first black president?

Whatever happened to being so proud of ourselves for having bridged the racial divide?

Didn’t last very long.

Today, America does not seem to be very post-racial or very united, “teachable moments” not withstanding. Just about a year ago, we were able to laugh about things that don’t seem very funny today.

In July of 2008, the New Yorker ran a cover depicting Obama and Michelle standing in the Oval Office with an American flag burning in the fireplace and a portrait of Osama bin Laden hanging on the wall. Obama was dressed in traditional Muslim clothing, including a turban. Michelle was sporting a huge Afro, wearing camouflage trousers with combat boots and shouldering a Kalashnikov assault rifle with a bandolier of bullets. The two were bumping fists.

The cover succeeded (at least to me) in being so absurd that it poked fun of the people who believed the Obamas were dangerous, traitorous or foreign. As David Remnick, the editor of The New Yorker, said at that time, the cover “combines a number of fantastical images about the Obamas and shows them for the obvious distortions they are.”

Today, those “obvious distortions” plus new ones get serious hearings on talk radio and cable TV. Today, posters mysteriously appear on the streets of Los Angeles depicting Obama as the white-faced Joker from Batman with the single word “socialism” beneath his face.

Where’s the love? Not that long ago, it seemed to be everywhere. In April of this year, on a two-day trip to Turkey, Obama was asked at town meeting why, since his election, Americans were “proud” of their country once again.

Obama’s reply was very instructive because it raised an issue he addressed only rarely in the campaign: that voting for him was a redemptive act, a way for Americans to show themselves and the world that they were a better people and a better country.

“I come from a racial minority; my name is very unusual for the United States,” Obama replied in Turkey. “And so I think people saw my election as proof, as testimony, that although we are imperfect, our society has continued to improve; that racial discrimination has been reduced; that educational opportunity for all people is something that is still available.”

Today, however, “birthers” claim that Obama is not an American at all and that his election, far from showing proof of anything noble about America, shows merely that Obama is an alien who successfully hid himself among us for years.

And Obama’s comments regarding the Cambridge police department and the arrest of professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. released reactions that seem over the top even in the world of talk TV. Glenn Beck, a popular commentator for Fox News, said: “This president, I think, has exposed himself as a guy, over and over and over again, who has a deep-seated hatred for white people or the white culture, I don’t know what it is. I’m not saying that he doesn’t like white people. I’m saying he has a problem. This guy is, I believe, a racist.”

So much for post-racial America.

But how did things turn around so fast? They didn’t. They may never have turned in the first place.

Largely overlooked in the understandably good feelings generated by the election of our first black president was the simple fact that white America did not vote for him.

Most white Americans voted for John McCain. In fact, Barack Obama lost the white vote in 2008 by a landslide. While Obama won the overall vote by 53 percent to 46 percent, he lost among white voters by 55 percent to 43 percent.

Whenever I give speeches and mention that no Democratic president since Lyndon Johnson has won the white vote, I always see some head shaking in the audience, as if that could not possibly be true.

But it is. Three Democrats have become president since Lyndon Johnson — Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton and Obama — but none of them has won a majority of white votes.

How did they become president? By picking up enough white votes along with enough minority votes to build a winning coalition. In Obama’s case, he got 43 percent of the white vote, 95 percent of the black vote, 67 percent of the Latino vote and 62 percent of the Asian vote.

During the campaign, Obama downplayed race. (He was forced into making his now-famous race speech in Philadelphia by the repugnant comments of the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, not because Obama wanted to make a speech on race.) The Obama campaign constantly said America was changing and that younger Americans had moved beyond race.

That could be true. Among white voters aged 18-29, Obama won by a margin of 54 percent to 44 percent.

It would be absurd to say that everybody who voted against Obama is a racist (and just because exit polls divide people into racial groups does not mean people cast their votes for racial reasons).

But it also may be absurd, or at least prematurely optimistic, to say we are living in a post-racial America, where divides have been bridged, gaps closed and wounds healed.

We are not. We may be getting there. But there are going to be bumps in the road and mountains yet to climb.

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