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    madest Male 40-49
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    April 18, 2011 at 8:32 am
    Link: Orange County GOP Official Sends Racist E-mail - She apologized if she offended anyone so everything`s OK now...
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    Gentle-Tramp Male 13-17
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    April 18, 2011 at 11:36 am
    she is a bitch
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    nubblins Female 18-29
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    April 18, 2011 at 11:39 am
    No, you`re just a joke, Marilyn Davenport.
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    ForSquirel Male 30-39
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    April 18, 2011 at 11:39 am
    that`s why don`t mix work and play email. people have you learned nothing.

    I`m not defending this at all, just saying.
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    kittehdee29 Female 18-29
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    April 18, 2011 at 11:40 am
    I almost called bullsh*t when they said "never been heard of" until they said it was by a public official. You don`t send it to other party members and expect it to not get out. MAYBE if it was just to some very close, trustworthy family and friends, although that doesn`t make it okay. It just makes it semi-understandable.
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    MichaelBored Male 40-49
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    April 18, 2011 at 11:40 am
    After all, it wasn`t meant to be seen by people who DON`T find racist jokes to be funny. So if you saw the email and were offended, it`s actually YOUR fault.
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    Blatto Male 18-29
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    April 18, 2011 at 11:48 am
    Photoshopping a picture of President Obama as a chimpanzee isn`t necessarily racist, though in this lady`s case, it seems like it is.
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    Cartunze Male 60-69
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    April 18, 2011 at 11:49 am
    I definitely think the root of this email is racism. However. Something like this has been done to George W. Bush too. There are a bunch of pictures comparing his facial expressions to chimpanzees. Very funny pictures too, I might add.
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    snunicycler Male 18-29
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    April 18, 2011 at 11:50 am
    Iab is becoming too political. Yes, this is important and the email was horrible, but c`mon, I just want to see more pictures of skateboarders falling on their jewels.
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    collegebound Male 18-29
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    April 18, 2011 at 11:53 am
    Cartunze: i fully agree. if it werent for those pictures of Bush this would be more of a volatile issue than what it is now.
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    NottaSpy Male 40-49
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    April 18, 2011 at 11:53 am
    I find it hard to believe that someone could be this ignorant. I mean, how ignorant do you have to be to believe that a Republican would resign over a scandal?
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    TruTenrMan Male 30-39
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    April 18, 2011 at 11:56 am
    Why is this racist? They did this all the time to Bush, but that was okay?
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    April 18, 2011 at 11:56 am
    Epic facepalm. Who gives a crap. Sensitive people are sensitive.
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    collegebound Male 18-29
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    April 18, 2011 at 11:58 am
    TruTenrMan: are you trolling? and i have to admit i didnt like how they did that to bush either...poor monkeys dont deserve that kind of humiliation...
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    madest Male 40-49
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    April 18, 2011 at 12:01 pm
    Sensitive people are sensitive?
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    So you line up with all the douchebags who weren`t offended by this racist e-mail from their GOP leader? No surprise there.
    We used to live in a world where apologies meant something. Now we live in a spineless suburb of chicken turds covering their asses from the people who may have been offended... Douchebags the lot of `em.
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    nubblins Female 18-29
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    April 18, 2011 at 12:02 pm
    I don`t really care about the picture, it`s more of the `birth certificate` comment that irks me. How thick do you have to be? Really. People like this should not be allowed to run our government.
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    April 18, 2011 at 12:04 pm
    Fail for deleting my rebuttal picture Madest. True manipulation of the debate sir.
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    Solvent Male 18-29
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    April 18, 2011 at 12:04 pm
    Every single aspect of this situation is just stupid.
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    madest Male 40-49
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    April 18, 2011 at 12:07 pm
    George Bush was compared to a monkey because he was stupid and un-evolved. He wasn`t compared to a monkey because of his skin color. That is racism. If you`re blind to it then you should think about your own closely held beliefs.

    AJ, Don`t hide your own racism with pictures. I won`t allow it.
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    April 18, 2011 at 12:08 pm
    Obama was compared to a monkey because he has big chimpanzee ears, and regardless of his skin color, he looks like a freaking monkey.

    Nothing racist about that.
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    April 18, 2011 at 12:10 pm
    ...and so did Bush (in that picture) I might add. My point is, people get so sensitive, but it`s selective. IF we are all human, then why is it bad to say a black guy looks like a monkey, but it is not bad when you say a white guy does, WHEN WE ALL CAME FROM THEM?!
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    madest Male 40-49
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    April 18, 2011 at 12:10 pm
    Would a racist recognize racism?
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    paddy215 Male 18-29
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    April 18, 2011 at 12:11 pm
    Bush was compared to a monkey because of his Idiocy, not his skin colour, thats the difference. If you needed that explained to you then you are a drating imbecile.
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    collegebound Male 18-29
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    April 18, 2011 at 12:13 pm
    "WHEN WE ALL CAME FROM THEM?!"

    oh jesus f#ck AJ i hope your are trolling the f#ck out of us right now...
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    April 18, 2011 at 12:15 pm
    @collegebound: Maybe..
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    April 18, 2011 at 12:17 pm
    @paddy: Bush had better grades in college than John Kerry lol.
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    comrade_b Male 18-29
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    April 18, 2011 at 12:17 pm
    The picture was funny. I think that we have a tendency to over-racialize everything we see, and so that picture might not be considered racist in any other situation. However, in this case, I strongly feel that racism was a major factor.
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    April 18, 2011 at 12:22 pm
    I wonder if her motivation was "Hey I`m a big fat racist. Let me be racist against Obama." OR "Hey he looks like a monkey, so that picture is cute and funny."
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    yusuksomuch Male 40-49
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    April 18, 2011 at 12:23 pm
    would a racist recognize racism? wow thats deep, i didnt realize philosophy was part of the lemming herder curriculum.....
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    urbanlegend Male 18-29
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    April 18, 2011 at 12:23 pm
    madest, you`re a fkkking idiot.
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    dude21862004 Male 18-29
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    April 18, 2011 at 12:24 pm
    Would I send this picture to other people? No.

    Would this picture phase me in any way? No.

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    urbanlegend Male 18-29
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    April 18, 2011 at 12:26 pm
    @aurburn How is that lol? The fact that two people with shtty grades got to run for president is SAD. And a C is not much better than a C-.
  33. Profile photo of nubblins
    nubblins Female 18-29
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    April 18, 2011 at 12:28 pm
    @Auburnjunky

    Regardless of whether it`s racist or not, you`d think someone that was elected to represent GOP would be intelligent enough not to send something that *could* (whether you agree or not) be considered racist. It`s fine for us to do in our homes, because it`s not against the law.. but really.. she should have the intelligence to think it MIGHT hurt her reputation and others that she represents. She should`ve thought twice before clicking the "send" button.

    That is pure idiocy, and you shouldn`t be defending her. heh.
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    April 18, 2011 at 12:29 pm
    Well said nubblins. I agree. (see how easy that was guys?)
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    madest Male 40-49
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    April 18, 2011 at 12:30 pm
    AJ, You need to tone that crap down. Don`t attempt to get into anyones head and explain away their racism thereby clearing yourself of your own racist thoughts. You`re not fooling me buddy and I can put a stop to it. You have been warned.
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    collegebound Male 18-29
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    April 18, 2011 at 12:30 pm
    /starts slow clap for nubblins and AJ
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    yusuksomuch Male 40-49
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    April 18, 2011 at 12:32 pm
    wow, "if you dont agree with me Im taking my ball and going home!" LOL @ MADDEST
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    randomxnp Male 30-39
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    April 18, 2011 at 12:34 pm
    So, it`s OK to make out Bush is a chimp, but not Obama. I agree that this is racist, but so is the double standard.

    Paddy says that this was his stupidity, but since Obama is quite obviously more stupid than Bush surely this could be about his stupidity.
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    DuckBoy87 Male 18-29
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    April 18, 2011 at 12:35 pm
    Do it to Bush? AOK!
    Do it to Obama? OMG, it`s a scandal!!

    Should it have been done to either? No.
    Is it funny? Hell yeah!

    You guys claim that it`s because of Bush`s idiocity, but let me ask you, has Obama done all, or most, of the things he has promised? If you ask me, the idiots here are the people who voted, and believed him.
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    April 18, 2011 at 12:42 pm
    I figured that would happen.
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    nubblins Female 18-29
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    April 18, 2011 at 12:46 pm
    If Bush were a black man, yes, people would`ve been offended. Even so, people (especially hardcore Bush fanboys) PROBABLY got offended.

    @ Duckboy
    But, as I commented before, it`s not about if you agree or find it funny. I doubt there is one person (save for maybe madest :P) who cares about your opinion that Bush or Obama is more stupid. It`s just that this lady doesn`t care about how it makes her party look. That is why the GOP people of Orange County were mad at her.
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    DingDingDong Male 30-39
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    April 18, 2011 at 12:52 pm
    Double standard crap. Bush was drawn as a chimp frequently and nobody cared. People are so easily offended and butt-hurt over stupid jokes. Chimp picture is trying to demonstrate the president`s stupidity, not racism. Did they draw bush-chimp because he was white?
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    Parasite Male 18-29
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    April 18, 2011 at 12:55 pm
    the picture alone is `on the fence racism`, it can go either way. but the message attached to the email about the birth certificate makes it racist.
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    madest Male 40-49
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    April 18, 2011 at 12:56 pm
    Just because you didn`t vote for Obama and are against his policies doesn`t mean he`s stupid. If your anger and hatred towards him leads you to racist comments or remarks then you`re a racist trying to pretend you`re not.
    Nobody who drew GWB as a monkey was a racist. 100% of everyone who draws Obama as a monkey is racist.
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    TruTenrMan Male 30-39
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    April 18, 2011 at 12:57 pm
    Madest: "Would a racist recognize racism?"

    I don`t know... ask Obama.
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    alibi19 Male 18-29
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    April 18, 2011 at 12:57 pm
    Its not a racism unless you explicitly state that your race is superior...
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    TheJigsaw Male 18-29
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    April 18, 2011 at 12:59 pm
    ha Obama may not have delivered on all his promices, nobody ever does, but he`s 100x smarter than George Bush
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    collegebound Male 18-29
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    April 18, 2011 at 1:00 pm
    can people stop saying that monkeys are stupid? hasn`t it been proved that they are on the same level as humans?
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    TheJigsaw Male 18-29
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    April 18, 2011 at 1:00 pm
    and Alibi ha that`s just not true, check the rulebook
  50. Profile photo of TruTenrMan
    TruTenrMan Male 30-39
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    April 18, 2011 at 1:01 pm
    Side note: I refuse to call any Republican candidate one that TRULY represents the Republican part until Democrats aren`t allowed to vote in Republican primaries. Stupidest thing ever. Swing the vote much? That`s how McCain got to be the Republican candidate last time.
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    madest Male 40-49
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    April 18, 2011 at 1:02 pm
    @TruTenrMan, Why do you call Obama racist? Are you simply parroting someone else`s opinion or are you a racist?
    Name one racist thing Obama has done.
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    KidGixxer Male 30-39
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    April 18, 2011 at 1:03 pm
    uhoh Madest seems to be drunk with power.

    And for the record bush was made fun as a monkey for his facial expressions.

    Show my one person that is not a racist to a certain extent and ill show you a fking liar.

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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    April 18, 2011 at 1:03 pm

    Seems to me I`ve seen this sort of thing before.
    If it wasn`t racist then, why is it racist now?


  54. Profile photo of TruTenrMan
    TruTenrMan Male 30-39
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    April 18, 2011 at 1:05 pm
    @madest, Go read Dreams of My Father
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    madest Male 40-49
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    April 18, 2011 at 1:08 pm
    That`s not an answer. Once again to expose a racist it`s important to back them into a corner. So I ask you again: Name one thing Obama has done that is racist.
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    April 18, 2011 at 1:08 pm
    Madest got owned.

    I can no longer give my opinion out of fear of the banhammer, but I can say GOOD SHOW TRUTENRMAN!
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    yusuksomuch Male 40-49
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    April 18, 2011 at 1:09 pm
    maddest you have the politically correct stick shoved so far up you ass you probably cant nod your head are you just parroting what someone else said or are you a lemming? wait, NM, same thing
  58. Profile photo of TruTenrMan
    TruTenrMan Male 30-39
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    April 18, 2011 at 1:10 pm
    @madest, he wrote a book full of racism... go read it. Sounds like I`M not the one parroting comments made by others, buddy.
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    SlothOfDoom Male 30-39
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    April 18, 2011 at 1:15 pm
    That is absolutely disgusting.

    It is 2011, not the dark ages. People should know how to photoshop by now.
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    madest Male 40-49
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    April 18, 2011 at 1:18 pm
    @TruTenrMan, Who are you going to tell me that Obama wrote a book full of racism? Did you read this book? If you did you probably still have it and can pull a few racist quotes since it`s "full" of them. I think you`re just a FoxNews blowhard thats crying about Glenn Beck being fired.
    Go get me a quote loud-mouth.
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    April 18, 2011 at 1:21 pm
    From Dreams of My Father: `I ceased to advertise my mother`s race at the age of 12 or 13, when I began to suspect that by doing so I was ingratiating myself to whites.`

    From Dreams of My Father: `I found a solace in nursing a pervasive sense of grievance and animosity against my mother`s race.`

    From Dreams of My Father: `There was something about him that made me wary, a little too sure of himself, maybe. And white.`

    From Dreams of My Father: `It remained necessary to prove which side you were on, to show your loyalty to the black masses, to strike out and name names.`

    From Dreams of My Father: `I never emulate white men and brown men whose fates didn`t speak to my own. It was into my father`s image, the black man, son of Africa, that I`d packed all the attributes I sought in myself, the attributes of Martin and Malcolm, DuBois and Mandela.`

    From Audacity of Hope: `I will stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in an ugly dir
  62. Profile photo of yusuksomuch
    yusuksomuch Male 40-49
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    April 18, 2011 at 1:22 pm
    "I found solice in nursing a pervasive sense of grievancee and animosity against my mother`s race" Barack Hussein Obama from Dreams of My Father

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    alibi19 Male 18-29
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    April 18, 2011 at 1:23 pm
    @ TheJigsaw, haha theres a rulebook for racism?
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    madest Male 40-49
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    April 18, 2011 at 1:23 pm
    From Dreams of My father: None of that was racist.
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    yusuksomuch Male 40-49
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    April 18, 2011 at 1:24 pm
    dont get me wrong, i like Barry , hes a pimp. but to say he is not racist, to say ANYONE doesnt hold to some degree of racism is just fking stupid
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    CaptKangaroo Male 50-59
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    April 18, 2011 at 1:24 pm
    While I am not a Republican or a Democrat,the racial overtones here are pretty obvious.The woman`s justification that it was a joke meant for her friends is ludicrous and does not speak well of them.I like that the newscaster glossed over how she "brushed with racism before" by defending others,when she did not bother with context or specifics.
    Politicians and infotainment(you really can`t call it news anymore)-both great manipulators of the truth.
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    ggolbez Male 18-29
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    April 18, 2011 at 1:24 pm
    As citizen, people have the right to feel and say whatever they want. There is no law against being racist. The only thing I have a problem with is when that racism turns into action and people get hurt in some way by it.

    But things are different if you`re an elected official. Even though racist they may be, they should certainly not convey that in any medium. They are put in office to represent and serve the people, not berate and belittle them - no matter who they be.
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    alibi19 Male 18-29
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    April 18, 2011 at 1:25 pm
    @ SlothofDoom thats one of the funniest things ive ever read on this site, I literally lol`ed
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    TruTenrMan Male 30-39
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    April 18, 2011 at 1:26 pm
    @Madest, any particular reason why you`re making rude, personal comments about me? You know nothing about me, man. I will not get into a race debate with a mod who has the ability to ban me over something he is clearly over-sensitive too.

    I do not own the book, I read quotes online when he was running for office. Unlike most of the people who voted for him, I did research on him before voting.
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    April 18, 2011 at 1:28 pm
    @Madest:

    None of that was racist?

    Dude, your blindness is astounding. I admit Bush was full of wrong and fail, but you cannot stomach that your king, Obama, is a racist Marxist. Why is this?

    Also, threatening someone for having an opinion is ridiculous. You should be ashamed, given your status as a Red.
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    April 18, 2011 at 1:30 pm
    @tru: I got him quotes. I also own both of Obama`s books. He dismissed them, as you can see.

    I think it is reprehensible that we cannot give our opinion because we fear expulsion from a community who`s core value is differing opinions.
  72. Profile photo of TruTenrMan
    TruTenrMan Male 30-39
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    April 18, 2011 at 1:32 pm
    @auburnjunky ... This happens on many of the forums I`ve been on since I was a pre-teen. Unless it`s a religious- or political-only forum, both religion and politics should be banned.
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    yusuksomuch Male 40-49
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    April 18, 2011 at 1:33 pm
    LOL @ Auburn .......core value....... differing opinions....LOL
  74. Profile photo of auburnjunky
    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    April 18, 2011 at 1:35 pm
    @tru: Agreed.

    @yusuk: Hey man. Some of the most interesting threads on this site happen because people have differing opinions. This one is no different, except for the fact that some of us have to watch what we say out of fear of getting banned.
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    ihurtmyself Male 30-39
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    April 18, 2011 at 1:37 pm
    racism can be funny, deal with it. everyone has to be a target though; not just a few groups.
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    cobrakiller Male 18-29
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    April 18, 2011 at 1:37 pm
    racsim in the conservative party? say it aint so!

    all kidding aside if she didnt already have a history with racial issues that they stated in the clip I would have brushed it off as a joke. who doesnt remember seeing bush eluded to as an ape. but with her defending other racists in the past its hard to not see this as something more. like everything else; once labeled a racist, everything you do from then on is checked of racism.
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    madest Male 40-49
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    April 18, 2011 at 1:39 pm
    I didn`t dismiss anything. The only thing I`m dismissing is the racism coming from you guys. You think that Obama is racist because his dad left him and he saw that as indicative of something the black community goes through daily? In your twisted logic he`s a racist for recognizing it?
    That`s not racism. Racism would be Obama dissing white people based solely on their skin color (or Mexicans or Asians). Something you all seem to do frequently without remorse. Get your hoods and your burning crosses and show people your true colors. Because you`re not fooling me with your BS.
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    yusuksomuch Male 40-49
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    April 18, 2011 at 1:39 pm
    I totally understand what you meant, i just have seen to many people with red names go after people with "differing opinions" and while its a nice thought, those in control of this site do not practice it, this site is for the liberal elitests and there is no room for compromise here. now i will get called a conservative foxwatching ignorant fat racist American and be blamed for all that is wrong in the world but at least its funny :)
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    DuckBoy87 Male 18-29
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    April 18, 2011 at 1:41 pm
    madest:
    Would a racist recognize racism?

    auburnjunky
    "Blatantly racist quotes from from Dreams of My Father"

    madest
    From Dreams of My father: None of that was racist.



    Nope, obviously not.
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    April 18, 2011 at 1:41 pm
    LOL@yusuk...

    I`ve seen Davy and Bob be pretty accepting before.
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    April 18, 2011 at 1:41 pm
    HAHAHAHA @DUCKBOY!
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    April 18, 2011 at 1:43 pm
    Hey Madest. Look!

    From Dreams of My Father: `I found a solace in nursing a pervasive sense of grievance and animosity against my mother`s race.`

    From Dreams of My Father: `There was something about him that made me wary, a little too sure of himself, maybe. And white.`

    Obama dissing white people based on their skin color.
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    TruTenrMan Male 30-39
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    April 18, 2011 at 1:44 pm
    How do we report a mod? I am offended that a mod would call me a racist member of the KKK.

    I`m a Conservative; yes. That doesn`t instantly make me a racist KKK member, madest. The fact that you have to stoop that low in your replies is sad, bro.

    I hate stupidity; whether it be via intelligence of someone or their ideas/ideals. Obama has stupid ideas/ideals, that`s why I can`t stand the guy. It has nothing to do with his race.
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    April 18, 2011 at 1:46 pm
    @tru: The only thing you can do is wait for Davy or some of the others to stumble upon this.

    I went to the chat, and some of the guys in there said they would pass it along.
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    yusuksomuch Male 40-49
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    April 18, 2011 at 1:49 pm
    you weren`t banned because of that, I CALL SHENANIGANS!!!!
  86. Profile photo of madest
    madest Male 40-49
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    April 18, 2011 at 1:53 pm
    Animosity is not racism. You can have animosity towards friends, family, sports teams whatever. But to claim a man that is half black and half white to be racist is beyond common sense.
    The lady who wrote and sent out this e-mail is at home right now trying to find solace in defenders of her racist artwork. Sadly she has solace amongst racist republicans right here in these forums.
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    April 18, 2011 at 1:54 pm
    @yusuk: Huh?

    Go back and read. Madest threatened me with "You`re not fooling me buddy and I can put a stop to it. You have been warned." Just because I said it wasn`t racist and I posted a picture of Bush as a chimp.

    That being said, I`m out before Thor comes with his justice. Peace guys.
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    McGovinator Male 18-29
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    April 18, 2011 at 1:54 pm
    Does this mean Hillary moneky is also bannable and racsist???
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    CheesyQueso Female 18-29
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    April 18, 2011 at 1:55 pm
    All he did was warn you and tell you to tone things down -_-
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    TruTenrMan Male 30-39
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    April 18, 2011 at 1:55 pm
    Already did, madest. Sent an e-mail to [email protected]
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    yusuksomuch Male 40-49
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    April 18, 2011 at 1:56 pm
    im not good at threads i guess, AJ I was responding to your later post about the picture and thought that you got banned for argueing with maddest, and still do if you are
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    BigDaddyJeff Male 40-49
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    April 18, 2011 at 1:58 pm
    Seems to me like madest needs to no longer be a MOD. He obviously is not objective on this subject and he is fomenting animosity towards many of us that visit thi swebsite
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    madest Male 40-49
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    April 18, 2011 at 1:59 pm
    Good for you TruTenrMan, I like an overt racist who stands up for racism!
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    McGovinator Male 18-29
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    April 18, 2011 at 2:00 pm
    I-IS-BANNED!!!
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    Angilion Male 40-49
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    April 18, 2011 at 2:00 pm
    I`m an outside observer, which gives me a different viewpoint.

    So let me get this straight:

    i) Obama made openly racist statements in published books, but that`s OK because he`s of the "right" race.

    ii) Someone caricatured Obama in exactly the same way that various other politicians have been caricatured. It was OK to do it to them because they were of the "wrong" race, but it`s dreadful to do it to him because he`s of the "right" race.

    Looks like a whole shedload of anti-"white" racism to me.
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    MichaelBored Male 40-49
    206 posts
    April 18, 2011 at 2:01 pm
    A few points for the short bus crowd:

    1) George W. Bush is white. Caricaturizing a white person as a monkey does not denote racism.

    2) Barack Obama is black. Caricaturizing a black person as a monkey absolutely denotes racism.

    3) There is no double standard involved here; white people have not been historically denigrated by being compared to monkeys.

    4) Anyone unaware of this is not informed enough on racism in America (or the western hemisphere) to speak on it.

    5) Anyone who denies this is either a) dumb as a post or b) completely disingenuous and c) possibly racist.

    6) Selectively quoting from "Dreams From my Father" does not prove that Obama is a racist. It just proves that you should stop believing in emails forwarded to you from stupid, dishonest and/or racist people.
  97. Profile photo of auburnjunky
    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    April 18, 2011 at 2:02 pm
    Hey Madest! Maybe you will get promoted to Yellow for this! That`d be awesome!

    /sarcasm
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    yusuksomuch Male 40-49
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    April 18, 2011 at 2:03 pm
    wow i guess mods have the power to go back and rewrite their posts , thats gotta come in handy when you get reported huh?
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    Angilion Male 40-49
    12390 posts
    April 18, 2011 at 2:04 pm
    Madest, feel free to rant incoherently at me because I`m opposed to racist hypocrisy. You can have a fine time falsely accusing me of racism, too, but try to bear in mind that I think race is an entirely fake construct that doesn`t exist in reality. There is no such thing as race, just various people pretending that there is.

    So feel free to make a fool of yourself by claiming that`s racist because it doesn`t give special treatment to what you consider to be the "right" race.
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    April 18, 2011 at 2:04 pm
    @michael:

    "6) Selectively quoting from "Dreams From my Father" does not prove that Obama is a racist. It just proves that you should stop believing in emails forwarded to you from stupid, dishonest and/or racist people."

    So should I quote the whole book? I own it. I could transcribe it here if you like.

    Oh wait, 1000 character limit. That means I HAVE to selectively quote.
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    cobrakiller Male 18-29
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    April 18, 2011 at 2:07 pm
    yusuksomuch, im a red name i dont really attack anybody. sure ill go after somebody of an opposing view but only if they attack me or my views first. I rarely go personal, and neither do most of us, unless we are attacked first.

    auburn, i found the site where you found those quotes; all in order, would have been easier to just site you source like this. or you just had a copy of the email in your inbox or something. just for future reference, please site your sources. by the way, if you are going to do so, why not talk about what the rest of the site suggested, that all were taken out of context. read the entire passages at this same link. some of them arent even obamas words. this alone proves you didnt not read the book and are just regurgitating the filth of someone else. if that doesnt warrant a little attacking i dont know what does. <
  102. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
    12390 posts
    April 18, 2011 at 2:07 pm
    1) George W. Bush is white. Caricaturizing a white person as a monkey does not denote racism.

    2) Barack Obama is black. Caricaturizing a black person as a monkey absolutely denotes racism.

    Saying so does not make it true. Caricaturising a politican in a manner insulting to them is a time-honoured tradition and I say you are wrong to advocate such absolute double-standards based solely on what you consider to be race.
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    April 18, 2011 at 2:10 pm
    @cobra: Sorry dude. I should have cited. I didn`t feel like pulling quotes directly from the book so I googled.

    Won`t happen again.
  104. Profile photo of yusuksomuch
    yusuksomuch Male 40-49
    1008 posts
    April 18, 2011 at 2:12 pm
    well cobra good for you! but what i said was "i`ve seen too many red names...." not "i`ve seen ALL red names..." soooo OK? "Unless we are attacked first"!!?? the old "he started it" defense!!! I like it! go MODS!
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    cobrakiller Male 18-29
    7423 posts
    April 18, 2011 at 2:13 pm
    yusuk,
    We dont have such power, but it would be cool to use it to mess with people.

    everyone else,
    So, did i do well with my part of the flame war. I tried so hard on that post to one of you guys who gets heated and argues their heart out on these posts.
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    cobrakiller Male 18-29
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    April 18, 2011 at 2:14 pm
    *to be one of you guys*
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    Cajun247 Male 18-29
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    April 18, 2011 at 2:14 pm
    Normally madest I`d agree with you but in this case:


    I can tell a racist joke but that doesn`t necessarily make me racist.
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    cobrakiller Male 18-29
    7423 posts
    April 18, 2011 at 2:15 pm
    yusuk,
    My mama always told me not to let the big kids push me around, so the whole "he started defense" is really all i got. its better than the guy who started it with no defense.
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    lilhawk2892 Male 13-17
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    April 18, 2011 at 2:15 pm
    |3) There is no double standard involved here; white people have not been historically denigrated by being compared to monkeys. "

    what about darwins theory? the one of evolution....

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    MichaelBored Male 40-49
    206 posts
    April 18, 2011 at 2:15 pm
    @Auburn: Did you bother to look at the helpful link? Your selective quoting omits context, re-words what Obama said, and in at least one case DOES NOT APPEAR IN ANYTHING OBAMA EVER WROTE.

    "I found a solace in nursing a pervasive sense of grievance and animosity against my mother`s race."

    Wrong, wrong, wrong.

    I`m not saying you`re a liar, or a racist. I`m saying your reading comprehension is lazy.

    The internet. How the #*$% does that work?
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    DuckBoy87 Male 18-29
    3144 posts
    April 18, 2011 at 2:17 pm
    Wow, Angilion, normally I disagree with you.
    This is a rare occurrence, because I`m in 100% agreement with the whole "race is inexistent" and "double-standards" things.

    However, the idea of race is in existence, and everyone acts upon those ideas. Not saying that they always act upon them in the extreme, but to some extent everyone is racist.
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    MichaelBored Male 40-49
    206 posts
    April 18, 2011 at 2:25 pm
    @Angilion: Bully for you that you believe "race is an entirely fake construct that doesn`t exist in reality."

    Millions of black people that have actually experienced racism would disagree.

    Yes, caricaturing politicians in a manner insulting to them is fine. Obama`s got big ears. Dandy. But racism exists, whether you believe in it or not, and comparing the first black President to a monkey is ridiculously racist.
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    kittehdee29 Female 18-29
    803 posts
    April 18, 2011 at 2:27 pm
    "what about darwin`s theory? the one of evolution..."

    No one is being compared to a monkey. Common ancestor, we didn`t evolve from them. Stop trolling and/or get it right. It`s really not that difficult to grasp.
  114. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
    12390 posts
    April 18, 2011 at 2:30 pm
    DuckBoy87:

    Maybe so, and almost certainly so in the USA because it was such an issue there, but it doesn`t have to be so. "race" is a relatively new idea and has no basis in fact. Modern science shows that clearly with genetics - a handful of trivialities swamped by the far larger degree of variation between individuals, which is itself trivial. Humans are far more similar than other similar animals, which is why it`s generally thought most likely to be true that humans were almost wiped out relatively recently - if we`re all descended from a small number of survivors, that would explain the unusual degree of similarity.

    Wandered off track there...if we`re going to get rid of the idea of race (which we should do because it`s wrong and unfair), I think the best approach is to aim for that goal from the start. The end is the means. We could get rid of it within a few generations that way.
  115. Profile photo of yusuksomuch
    yusuksomuch Male 40-49
    1008 posts
    April 18, 2011 at 2:32 pm
    cobra are you implying that im a big kid pushing you around or that i`ve got no defense or that im a fat racist ignorant lazy American? sorry dude you lost me I cant keep up with you guys
  116. Profile photo of Brassbull
    Brassbull Male 30-39
    1614 posts
    April 18, 2011 at 2:32 pm
    but to some extent everyone is racist.

    You couldn`t prove that in a million years, and if you tried you`d probably go through some heart-warming experiences that would prove you otherwise and restore some faith in humanity a bit. There ARE people out there who are unaffected by the concept, or even unaware of it altogether.
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    madest Male 40-49
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    April 18, 2011 at 2:37 pm
    Madest, feel free to rant incoherently at me because I`m opposed to racist hypocrisy.
    --------------
    Angilion, Perhaps jumping into a conversation you weren`t involved with may give the impression I`m incoherent. I got no problem with that. You can even consider me a hypocrite if you like. My job here as a mod is just that: To moderate. I`m not going to sit here and be concerned with names people call me. But if racists come here and post pictures of their racism then yeah my moderator hat comes on and I do what I`m tasked to do.
    This is not your argument. I got no beef with you, but you should know that racism isn`t a European thing and your understanding of it would be a coming from Europeans viewpoint. Was that coherent enough?
  118. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
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    April 18, 2011 at 2:37 pm
    @Angilion: Bully for you that you believe "race is an entirely fake construct that doesn`t exist in reality."

    Millions of black people that have actually experienced racism would disagree.

    Only if all of them, like you, didn`t even bother reading what they were replying to. Unlike you, I don`t think that being in some arbritarily chosen category labelled as "black" means that a person can`t read for comprehension and can`t read a whole post.

    Note this:
    There is no such thing as race, just various people pretending that there is.

    The fact that race doesn`t exist doesn`t mean that racism doesn`t exist. Your claim that I wrote the latter is wrong.

    I don`t believe that race doesn`t exist. I know that it doesn`t exist. It`s a proven fact that it doesn`t exist. No belief is required.
  119. Profile photo of auburnjunky
    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    April 18, 2011 at 2:38 pm
    @brassbull
    : I would argue that those people are disconnected from the world, but as a whole, you are correct.
  120. Profile photo of cobrakiller
    cobrakiller Male 18-29
    7423 posts
    April 18, 2011 at 2:38 pm
    yusuk,
    You seem to put yourself in that awful category so much. I wasnt saying anything of the sort, just giving you the background of why i play the defensive part.
    You see to partake in a similar fashion, seeing as how you keep saying how you are being attacked and called horrible things, though ive yet to see it happen.
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    yusuksomuch Male 40-49
    1008 posts
    April 18, 2011 at 2:39 pm
    "racism isnt a european thing" HAHAHAHA FKING Madest YOU ARE THE AWESOMEST!
  122. Profile photo of auburnjunky
    auburnjunky Male 30-39
    10339 posts
    April 18, 2011 at 2:39 pm
    What racism was posted Madest?

    Was it the "THAT`S RACIST!" gif?

    That is a stereotype. NOT racism. It is also funny.
  123. Profile photo of yusuksomuch
    yusuksomuch Male 40-49
    1008 posts
    April 18, 2011 at 2:40 pm
    Cobra well if you havent seen it then it obviously NEVER HAPPENED good work for clearing THAT up :)
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    BDT1981 Male 18-29
    132 posts
    April 18, 2011 at 2:42 pm
    OK seriously, Obama = monkey jokes have been going around since the pres. campaign. Yes I hate them, but why are people making a big deal three years after the fact.

    PS Kudos to some of the Republicans for finally trying to police their people, but you are a little late.
  125. Profile photo of madest
    madest Male 40-49
    7379 posts
    April 18, 2011 at 2:43 pm
    So AJ, More internet "facts" about Obamas racism have been exposed by MichaelBored. What no response? You and your friends seem awfully less racist since he posted that link.
  126. Profile photo of Student_Law
    Student_Law Male 30-39
    1010 posts
    April 18, 2011 at 2:44 pm
    Evolution. It`s sad to see that still after so many years many people haven`t got the slightest idea of what it is. Some people are even so stupid that they think it means "the strongest survive." Others claim that evolution says that man evolved from a monkey. However we have to give the old drawing of "the evolving man" some credit for this stupid misunderstanding. A picture putting the man in front, the neanterthal in the middle and the monkey in the back has ruined a lot. Another important issue regarding racism is of course the church. Some of the roman leaders were black men. This was never a issue back then, so it`s never been conveyed historically.

    The church of Jesus however, gave mankind the "gift" of the idea that a race called jews had killed their beloved saviour.

    And that`s the "evolution" of racism..
  127. Profile photo of auburnjunky
    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    April 18, 2011 at 2:45 pm
    @madest: I addressed him.

    Also, I asked you a question. Were you referring to the "THAT`S RACIST!" gif, because that wasn`t racist.
  128. Profile photo of madest
    madest Male 40-49
    7379 posts
    April 18, 2011 at 2:48 pm
    Alright so you quoted a racist right wing bloggers comments and it seems they spread like wildfire in republican circles. No apology to the president for accusing him of being a racist?
  129. Profile photo of yusuksomuch
    yusuksomuch Male 40-49
    1008 posts
    April 18, 2011 at 2:48 pm
    OK I cant take it anymore the MODS logic is irrefutable, I will now go scream profanities at all white American people, because after all they are white and American and they deserve it...
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    MichaelBored Male 40-49
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    April 18, 2011 at 2:53 pm
    @Angilion: I`m sorry I didn`t contort myself enough to understand that even though you don`t believe in race, you DO believe in racism.

    But to believe racism exists, you must acknowledge that OTHER people believe in race, and would argue with you that race does indeed exist.

    Now, on a purely intellectual level, I`m inclined to agree with you. On a more pragmatic level, I couldn`t disagree with you more. Race may not exist as a geneological construct, but it most definitely does as a social construct. And as a social construct, there is a HUGE difference between portraying a black person as a monkey and a white person as a monkey. What I was pointing out was that, right or wrong, you are in the minority when claiming that to be a double standard. As you said, saying so does not make it true.
  131. Profile photo of Brassbull
    Brassbull Male 30-39
    1614 posts
    April 18, 2011 at 2:54 pm
    Were you referring to the "THAT`S RACIST!" gif, because that wasn`t racist.

    LOL, please tell me it wasn`t the one with the bone in his hair, holding a bucket of fried chicken and spinning a basketball.
  132. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
    12390 posts
    April 18, 2011 at 3:00 pm
    @Angilion: I`m sorry I didn`t contort myself enough to understand that even though you don`t believe in race, you DO believe in racism.

    But to believe racism exists, you must acknowledge that OTHER people believe in race, and would argue with you that race does indeed exist.

    Which I already stated, in the first post you sort of replied to. If you had actually read my post, you wouldn`t need to try to contort your mind to fit my point of view into *your* point of view that you wrongly stated was mine.

    There are some people who think race exists. They`re wrong. They have no reason to think race exists - it`s just a matter of faith on their part. Worse than most forms of faith because it can be proven wrong whereas most forms of faith are unfalsifiable.
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    MichaelBored Male 40-49
    206 posts
    April 18, 2011 at 3:00 pm
    @Auburnjunky: "I addressed him."

    You most certainly did not. You just made the claim that since comments are limited in size, you HAD to selectively quote from Obama`s books.

    What you have YET to address to me (although I noted your mea culpa to Cobrakiller) is how your selective quotes remove context, re-word what Obama said....and in one case does not appear in anything Obama ever wrote.

    I won`t hold my breath.
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    elkingo Male 30-39
    5385 posts
    April 18, 2011 at 3:02 pm
    "George Bush was compared to a monkey because he was stupid and un-evolved."

    Soooo.. if I compare Obama to a monkey because he is stupid and un-evolved, is that okay?

    Also, how do you know that was or wasn`t the creator`s intent?

    Or better yet.. is there something stupid, ignorant, lazy, self diluted, and a bad leader that I can compare Obama to that isn`t racist?

    Just curious. It certainly seems that ANY negative comments about Obama are considered racist.
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    16comets09 Male 18-29
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    April 18, 2011 at 3:02 pm
    who`s gonna care tomorrow?
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    nubblins Female 18-29
    1743 posts
    April 18, 2011 at 3:08 pm
    Most of you are are just spouting your opinion.

    Just so you know, blacks have been depicted as apes before in pro-slavery propaganda to show them as uncivilized, unintelligent, and less human than white people. Depicting a black American as a chimp is racist, even if it isn`t intended so.
  137. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
    12390 posts
    April 18, 2011 at 3:12 pm
    The church of Jesus however, gave mankind the "gift" of the idea that a race called jews had killed their beloved saviour.

    And that`s the "evolution" of racism..

    I think it`s more complicated than that, because there`s good evidence that racism didn`t really exist in Christian-dominated areas until quite late medieval times, i.e. long after Christianity came to power. Here in England, for example, historians and archaeologists have uncovered good evidence that a fair few people emigrated from Africa to England early in the last millenium, maybe some even before 1000 AD, and it wasn`t recorded because it wasn`t an issue. Sure, they were foreigners, but no more so than, for example, a Dutch person. In some cases, they moved here because it was a country dominated by Christianity.
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    April 18, 2011 at 3:14 pm
    somebody got in trouble
  139. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
    12390 posts
    April 18, 2011 at 3:14 pm
    In other words, I think that your statement "Some of the roman leaders were black men. This was never a issue back then, so it`s never been conveyed historically." remained true for some time after Christianity gained great power.
  140. Profile photo of cobrakiller
    cobrakiller Male 18-29
    7423 posts
    April 18, 2011 at 3:14 pm
    nubblins, this all seems to be a matter of opinion, whether or not you believe something is racist. the fact is that some people see racism everywhere, and some people would not see racism if it slapped them in the face.
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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
    10443 posts
    April 18, 2011 at 3:17 pm
    "she called the issue ridiculous, blaming the news media for blowing it out of proportion"

    STOP EVERYTHING! I have a FOOLPROOF argument that will resolve this issue once and for all! This is it:

    I don`t give a flying f*ck about this!

    I wouldn`t give a flying f*ck even if I was black, even if I lived in the media-controlled USA, EVEN IF I lived in the same area as this person. The first question out of me would be: You`re an elected official, can`t you find a better use for your time?

    In conclusion, it looks like it was a slow news day. Again.
  142. Profile photo of nubblins
    nubblins Female 18-29
    1743 posts
    April 18, 2011 at 3:17 pm
    @cobra
    Just getting tired of reading "to extent everyone is racist" and "you`re a racist for this reason" and really, they`re forgetting that it was the GOP that were angry about it in the first place, not because they thought it was funny, but because it made them look bad.
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    VictoryRider Male 40-49
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    April 18, 2011 at 3:22 pm
    I`m not sure how this is racist. Bush got depicted as a monkey all the time. Just google search "Bush monkey".


  144. Profile photo of collegebound
    collegebound Male 18-29
    3745 posts
    April 18, 2011 at 3:25 pm
    LazyMe484: i AM black and the only thing im angry about is that she got caught...she is part of the GOP and couldnt bribe someone so this didnt get out? i dont get mad about what people do anymore

    i just get mad that they get caught...
  145. Profile photo of madest
    madest Male 40-49
    7379 posts
    April 18, 2011 at 3:30 pm
    @ elkingo, Her intent was obvious. Because Obamas a monkey he doesn`t have a birth certificate because we don`t give birth certificates to monkeys.
    If her intent was that he was stupid she could have found a way to show that without denigrating a monkey. Genetically the monkey is only .02% away from being human so one could argue that a monkey is indeed top of the animal kingdom in smarts. No she was going for black as in the N-word black. I`m no Einstein but it`s pretty goddamn clear to me that she`s a racist. One of those old time racists that loves a good n*gger joke. Blacks have been compared to monkeys by racists (who thought they were funny) for time and memoriam. The people making excuses for this ladies e-mail should really take a good look at themselves. She represents a dinosaur that`s been slayed, we don`t need her to be spouting nonsense to the feeble minded.
  146. Profile photo of jamie76
    jamie76 Male 30-39
    2346 posts
    April 18, 2011 at 3:31 pm
    This is racist because Obama, if you didn`t notice, is BLACK and BLACKS have been called CHIMPS, MONKEYS, etc since white people first discovered, determined they didn`t like, and then ENSLAVED them.

    saying, "bush was called a chimp" doesn`t excuse the above mentioned facts. Calling a white person a chimp is NOT racist because historically whites were never called chimps or monkeys as a way of comparing them visually and intellectually.

    white people, just accept that this is and was meant to be racist and that most of you ARE racist. Why you dont think you are racist is because whites do not understand discrimination because they HAVE NEVER BEEN systemically discriminated against by a society DOMINATED and CONTROLLED by another DOMINATE RACE.

    Google "White Privilege", keep an open mind and realize that if you are white, you do benefit from it, you have never really experienced racism and there are no racial slurs that will offend you (no
  147. Profile photo of cobrakiller
    cobrakiller Male 18-29
    7423 posts
    April 18, 2011 at 3:37 pm
    nubblins,
    I understand you.
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    jamie76 Male 30-39
    2346 posts
    April 18, 2011 at 3:37 pm
    @ elkingo,

    really? are you that simple minded? you are defintely white, there is no doubt about that, which is why you cannot udnerstand the issue here. YOU DO NOT CALL a black person a MONEKY when HISTORICALLY they have been called monkeys to refer to their race and intelligence. There is NO WAY around that.

    there are other animals in the animal world that are considered stupid and have NO racial attributes connected to them. COWS for one are considered a stupid animal, and yet no one would think it is racist.

    I suspect however, that you are closet racist and see this as just another example of how the liberal media is taking away your white right to do whatever, whenever and to whoever as long as they are not white, as you like.
  149. Profile photo of jamie76
    jamie76 Male 30-39
    2346 posts
    April 18, 2011 at 3:39 pm
    by the way people, STEREOTYPES are a form of RACISM. They perpetuate false beliefs about an entire group of people that often cause harm to that group and are used to portray them negatively and to discriminate against them. In short, they are used to dehumanize a group in order to make it easier to justify mistreatment of that group.

    wake up people.
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    Student_Law Male 30-39
    1010 posts
    April 18, 2011 at 3:40 pm
    @Angillion. Well, i agree that racism as we recognize it today, towards colored people - and especially arabs and persians have not manifested itself in the same forms through all times. Now i define racism as the idea that one race consideres itself superior to anoter. Weather it is white towards blacks or arabs towards jews belongs in the sub-category and may, as you imply, change over time and even disappear and come back. But the very ideology, if i can call it so - has followed a pattern through out history, and the primary source is the bible. Of course this took time. This is also why the term "evolution" is appropriate to use regarding racism, from the church of Jesus until today.
  151. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
    12390 posts
    April 18, 2011 at 3:54 pm
    Genetically the monkey is only .02% away from being human so one could argue that a monkey is indeed top of the animal kingdom in smarts.

    Unsurprisingly, that isn`t true.
  152. Profile photo of madest
    madest Male 40-49
    7379 posts
    April 18, 2011 at 3:58 pm
    Don`t let Angilion troll you. He`s a smart guy. He`s aware there are scientific differences amongst race. Don`t believe for a minute that he has somehow erased race from his life, he might not have to interact with other races but he knows they exist.
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    cobrakiller Male 18-29
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    April 18, 2011 at 4:05 pm
    madest,
    where did you get that 0.02% number from? I didnt even notice it until angilion pointed it out. We as homosapiens (or homosapiens and homosapien/homoneandrathalis as some people believe) are about 2% genetically different from our nearest living relative the chimpanzee. That is our closest relative, monkeys would be a little more different.
    I see your point, its just im a biologist, and it I feel the need to correct people on these kinds of issues.
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    madest Male 40-49
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    April 18, 2011 at 4:08 pm
    Yeah yeah I know. Decimal point percentage wtf. Doesn`t change the point I was making, he knows that as well.
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    Zieveraar Male 30-39
    415 posts
    April 18, 2011 at 4:19 pm
    It`s about as racist as it can get I`ld say. As for jamie`s rather simplistic reply, if you think there are no racial slurs against white people, then you`re not living on this planet.

    Look around and try not to let your own prejudices blind you.
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    Zieveraar Male 30-39
    415 posts
    April 18, 2011 at 4:23 pm
    Are people in this thread truly saying that the bible is the source of racism?

    Can anyone truly be that stupid?
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    Angilion Male 40-49
    12390 posts
    April 18, 2011 at 4:32 pm
    Don`t let Angilion troll you. He`s a smart guy. He`s aware there are scientific differences amongst race. Don`t believe for a minute that he has somehow erased race from his life, he might not have to interact with other races but he knows they exist.

    Well, I headed off your opportunity to falsely accuse me of racism directly, so you used some other lies and an indirect accusation.

    So you`re even less honest than I expected. Are there no depths of dishonesty that you won`t stoop to to promote racism?

    There is no such thing as race. Learn something about human biology, and I mean real biology and not wherever sites you`re getting your disinformation from. You are making completely untrue statements because your faith the idea of race and your devotion to promoting the idea that people should be treated differently because of "race" is over-riding your intelligence.
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    Angilion Male 40-49
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    April 18, 2011 at 4:39 pm
    As an aside, *by your standards* I interact with people of various "races" on a daily basis. Fortunately for me, I don`t live by your standards so I don`t have to care. It`s a problem for you, not for me.

    I live in a city in England. We don`t have segregation here. Also by your standards, "white" is a minority "race" in my home area, so most of the people I interact with are of a different "race" to me. By your standards.

    But drat your standards. I find them disgusting and I refuse to pretend that they are reality. They`re just your faith. Your claims to them being proven true by science are no different to the same claim from creationists.
  159. Profile photo of cobrakiller
    cobrakiller Male 18-29
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    April 18, 2011 at 4:45 pm
    angillion, race as we know it is thought of to have come from many years of selection in different parts of the world. In some cases, it is also thought to be possible that some of it has come from the mating of homosapiens with homoneandrethalis. some people even believe that is where red hair in europeans and middleeasterners comes from.
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    MaximumTroll Male 18-29
    37 posts
    April 18, 2011 at 4:46 pm
    Waiting for CrakrJak to post his insulting backwards logic trying to prove this is alright. It`ll be fun to see him lose yet another argument.
  161. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
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    April 18, 2011 at 4:47 pm
    Are people in this thread truly saying that the bible is the source of racism?

    No.

    One person - Student Law - is arguing that Christianity is the source of racism. Not the Christian bible.

    I`ve argued that it isn`t that simple. Christianity was a contributory factor, but I think it wasn`t the cause.

    It isn`t the stupidity you claim it is. It is true that the idea of race was made up later and didn`t exist before Christianity gained power. I think that`s a partial correlation and mostly coincidence. Student Law thinks that it`s cause and effect.
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    cobrakiller Male 18-29
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    April 18, 2011 at 4:51 pm
    angilion, where is this information that says that the idea of race didnt come about until the christian bible? The ancient greeks talked of people of different races from persia and other lands.
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    Angilion Male 40-49
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    April 18, 2011 at 4:52 pm
    angillion, race as we know it is thought of to have come from many years of selection in different parts of the world. In some cases, it is also thought to be possible that some of it has come from the mating of homosapiens with homoneandrethalis. some people even believe that is where red hair in europeans and middleeasterners comes from.

    Minor local adaptations over an evolutionary trivial period of time that result in tiny differences that are much smaller than the natural variations between individuals are not a valid basis for such a strongly made classification as "race".

    That would be true even if it followed those adaptations, but it doesn`t even do that. It almost entirely comes down to insanely inaccurate descriptions of skin colour and a desperate desire to pretend there are only two possible human skin colours - black and white.

    Frankly, it`s irrational enough to be bordering on insanity.
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    Angilion Male 40-49
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    April 18, 2011 at 4:58 pm
    angilion, where is this information that says that the idea of race didnt come about until the christian bible? The ancient greeks talked of people of different races from persia and other lands.

    Nobody is saying that it came from the Christian bible. I`d like to clarify that again.



    Ancient Greeks talked about people of different cultures, but that`s not the same thing as "race". Can you support your argument that ancient Greeks had a word or concept with the same meaning as "race" in modern English?

    Of course, the main influence ~2000 years ago would be Roman and they didn`t use the idea of "race".

    Also to clarify - I`m not arguing that those cultures were free of irrational prejudices. Just not that particular one.
  165. Profile photo of cobrakiller
    cobrakiller Male 18-29
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    April 18, 2011 at 5:04 pm
    angilion, they spoke of their complexion, which is what we today base race on. That is really all that separates supposed races; the color of their skin.
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    rnwood Male 18-29
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    April 18, 2011 at 5:04 pm
    Picture was silly.
    Ultra sensitive people are about as bad as racists.
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    madest Male 40-49
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    April 18, 2011 at 6:44 pm
    My standards? Really? Wouldn`t that be the Oxford English Dictionaries standards? What I find hard to understand is how you can claim to be free of the concept of race but be aware of segregation and your minority status. But whatever works for you.
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    GasMaskKid Male 18-29
    694 posts
    April 18, 2011 at 6:57 pm
    BAHAHAHA "with grass we get Mexicans."

    what?
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    cobrakiller Male 18-29
    7423 posts
    April 18, 2011 at 7:08 pm
    gasmaskkid,
    yeah, you need somebody to cut it. budum bump!
    all kidding aside though, I really have no idea what that means.

    ps. dont worry, im aloud to make that joke. Those are my people.
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    tehbionic Female 18-29
    313 posts
    April 18, 2011 at 7:14 pm
    BAHAHAHA "with grass we get Mexicans."

    what?
    -
    I`m confused too D:
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    elkingo Male 30-39
    5385 posts
    April 18, 2011 at 8:17 pm
    @jamie76 -- thanks for stereotyping me as a white racist.

    I have you know I am a Cherokee. My people have been the butt of more racist jokes than you can imagine.
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    rynEnigma Male 18-29
    193 posts
    April 18, 2011 at 8:19 pm
    "With grass we get Mexicans" because they are always doing your lawn.
    just clearing that one up for everyone.
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    elkingo Male 30-39
    5385 posts
    April 18, 2011 at 8:19 pm
    I proved my point through and through though..

    If you say anything about the possibility of Obama being a failure, you are automatically a racist.

    lol

    liberals have gotten really good at troll science.
  174. Profile photo of OutWest
    OutWest Male 50-59
    546 posts
    April 18, 2011 at 8:52 pm
    I just spent quite a bit of time reading through this interesting and heart felt discussion.

    I think it was started to poke at political opponents and then gets crazy when those same opponents react? Suprised even? As if the reaction wasn`t expected ...lol

    I like the site and the discussion, but I don`t like the threats of censorship and banning? People do not have to agree with those in power do they?

    In the end this type of discussion does little to solve the differences between the parties. And even less to help fix racism....
  175. Profile photo of cobrakiller
    cobrakiller Male 18-29
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    April 18, 2011 at 8:58 pm
    outwest, nobody is getting the banhammer for this discussion here. although with all the personal attacks, it did get out of hand, and if it kept going i could see it going too far and somebody actually getting banned. though it would only be a temp, just so everyone could cool off. Its amazing how fast things can heat up and boil down to personal attacks, but luckily it chilled and everything seems to have ended pretty happily.
  176. Profile photo of OldOllie
    OldOllie Male 60-69
    15844 posts
    April 18, 2011 at 9:29 pm
    Why is it that if you portray Obama as a chimp, it`s racist, but if you portray Bush as a chimp, it`s "the highest form of patriotism?"

    The only way this makes sense is if you truly believe in your heart that black people are genetically closer to chimps than are white people.

    So, who are the REAL racists?
  177. Profile photo of CoyoteKing
    CoyoteKing Male 18-29
    2988 posts
    April 18, 2011 at 10:01 pm
    Good point OldOllie. I remember Bush being portrayed as a monkey A LOT! And that was okay? But since the current president is black now its not okay? Equality for the races at its best! Good job `Merica!
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    lukeforv123 Male 18-29
    1053 posts
    April 18, 2011 at 10:14 pm
    Wait, Mexicans love grass? I don`t get it? They want to picnic on it? Or manicure it?
  179. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
    12390 posts
    April 18, 2011 at 10:31 pm
    What I find hard to understand is how you can claim to be free of the concept of race but be aware of segregation and your minority status. But whatever works for you.

    I replied to a specific point that YOU MADE, repeating over and over again that I was arguing within your framework. I was doing so solely to demonstrate that you were once again completely wrong. Which is to expected since you`re making stuff up without any thought solely to fit your extremely simple worldview.

    I was not claiming to be blind.

    Yes, I can see that most of the people in my neighbourhood have darker skin than I do.

    No, I do not see that as a valid reason to classify them as being meaningfully different to me.

    Do you understand the difference?

    Bottom line: not everyone is as obsessed with skin colour as you are. It`s just an adaptation to local weather conditions. It`s just a suntan. It`s nothing of any importance.
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    Angilion Male 40-49
    12390 posts
    April 18, 2011 at 10:35 pm
    Here`s the context, in case anyone only sees Madest`s taking it out of context and thus is misled into thinking he might have a point:

    Madest: Don`t let Angilion troll you. He`s a smart guy. He`s aware there are scientific differences amongst race. Don`t believe for a minute that he has somehow erased race from his life, he might not have to interact with other races but he knows they exist.

    After addressing Madest`s untrue statement about science, I wrote: As an aside, *by your standards* I interact with people of various "races" on a daily basis. Fortunately for me, I don`t live by your standards so I don`t have to care. It`s a problem for you, not for me.

    I live in a city in England. We don`t have segregation here. Also by your standards, "white" is a minority "race" in my home area, so most of the people I interact with are of a different "race" to me. By your standards.
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17515 posts
    April 19, 2011 at 12:45 am
    MaximumTroll: Actually I don`t find what this idiot did to be `alright`, I find it to be racist and stupid.

    It`s par for the course for you to automatically assume that I would somehow defend this idiot.

    Now why don`t you go outside and play hide and go screw yourself, It`s what your best at.
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    tommy2X4 Male 50-59
    3441 posts
    April 19, 2011 at 4:35 am
    PC, ha ha ha! A balloon in a room full of "Pinheads".
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    jtrebowski Male 40-49
    3348 posts
    April 19, 2011 at 5:21 am
    @CrakrJak: Good. I`m glad you`re finally seeing our views on political correctness.
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    osirisascend Male 40-49
    3039 posts
    April 19, 2011 at 5:35 am
    I told myself I would stay out of this, because I knew it was going to be a Troll-fest.

    I`m jumping in here to speak on CrakJak`s behalf. Even though CrakrJak and I do not, and will probably never agree on some things, I don`t see him as a racist.

    From his posts over the years, I would agree that he is somewhat conservative (as am I when it comes to the economy of the U.S.), he`s certainly not the type that would condone racist behavior.

    And we`re ALL a little racist sometimes... The quicker we can all admit that to ourselves, the quicker we can TRY to get past it.

    I can be just as racist as anyone here. (No, I won`t tell you who I`m prejudiced against, because I honestly don`t know why this group bugs the poo out of me, and I`m making strides towards learning more about this particular culture and trying to understand... I`m embarrassed that I have these feelings.)
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    WorstCaseOnt Male 30-39
    214 posts
    April 19, 2011 at 6:01 am
    hehe - watermelon patch...
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    RETARDEDBEAR Male 18-29
    437 posts
    April 19, 2011 at 6:18 am
    Over-sensitivity strikes again. George W. Bush was routinely compared to monkeys. Why? Because he looks like a monkey. Obama also looks like a monkey. It isn`t racist to say so.

    Why is it funny to portray a white guy as a monkey, but offensive and hateful when it`s a black guy? The only way to justify that line of thinking is if you actually believe black people are like monkeys... which is, by the same logic, racist.
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    McGovinator Male 18-29
    25 posts
    April 19, 2011 at 6:28 am
    but luckily it chilled and everything seems to have ended pretty happily.

    Yaaaaa although I`m liking the looks of this new account...

    @RETARDEDBEAR

    Don`t get used to that pic up there or your account you can`t post that I guess.
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    PierreJeanFR Male 40-49
    1360 posts
    April 19, 2011 at 7:07 am
    I think the picture and the comment on the birth issue are quite funny.
    The main problem is the fact she is a GOP oficial and she has a shady past.
    So stop your silly race debate right now you genetic impaired people, yes you Crakrjakass!

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    rogue_knight Male 40-49
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    April 19, 2011 at 7:50 am
    @RETARDEDBEAR - Ed Zachary!
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    furryblob Male 18-29
    574 posts
    April 19, 2011 at 7:54 am
    Typical teabagger republican.
  191. Profile photo of CrakrJak
    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17515 posts
    April 19, 2011 at 8:02 am
    jtrebowski: It`s not about being PC, JT. I believe the words MLK Jr. said, "I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of character".

    Character is what is most important, Unfortunately Obama lacks it. But that doesn`t give someone the right to send a racist e-mail out about him, or anyone else.

    I can`t help but be reminded of the bigoted things said and drawn about Condoleazza Rice and Colin Powell, by the left, which were equally racist as this e-mail.
  192. Profile photo of OutWest
    OutWest Male 50-59
    546 posts
    April 19, 2011 at 9:32 am
    A Democrat friend sent this to me. Click Here

    Put yourself in the place of the Australian Police Officer. You will then understand what many Republicans feel like with this discussion.
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
    10339 posts
    April 19, 2011 at 9:39 am
    @outwest:

    Yeah. Good video. Submit it!
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    madest Male 40-49
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    April 19, 2011 at 10:21 am
    Religious discrimination isn`t the same as racism OutWest. You can`t look at someone and tell what religion they are. Didn`t see a hint of racism in that video clip.
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    April 19, 2011 at 11:10 am
    Of course you didn`t.

    If he showed the double rainbow video, you wouldn`t see a hint of color....

    Unless you wanted to.

    PS: There was no racism in that video. He was showing that even though the cop was not being racist, he was accused of being racist. Same thing happened to me, and several others in this thread.
  196. Profile photo of madest
    madest Male 40-49
    7379 posts
    April 19, 2011 at 11:13 am
    Difference is AJ you wear your racism on your sleeve. You pretend to hide your own racism by posting racist pictures you didn`t produce. No you just share them so all your racist buddies can get a good laugh.
  197. Profile photo of auburnjunky
    auburnjunky Male 30-39
    10339 posts
    April 19, 2011 at 11:44 am
    Yes Madest, because racism is funny.

    see: Dave Chapelle, Daniel Tosh, et al.
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    madest Male 40-49
    7379 posts
    April 19, 2011 at 11:47 am
    Yeah once you get that successful comedy career off the ground I may reconsider. Right now when it comes from you it`s just mean spirited attacks on minorities. Perhaps Pauly Shore will will have an open mike night and you can try out your act on an actual audience. Lets hope no one of color is there.
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
    10339 posts
    April 19, 2011 at 11:51 am
    Oh Jesus, whatever.

    Once again, good enough for some.
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    robosnitz Male 40-49
    2737 posts
    April 19, 2011 at 1:39 pm
    Marilyn Davenport should be President.How much worse could SHE do?
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    Anger Male 18-29
    218 posts
    April 19, 2011 at 1:57 pm
    of course madest, only comedians can be racist and funny at the same time
  202. Profile photo of DrProfessor
    DrProfessor Male 18-29
    3894 posts
    April 19, 2011 at 5:15 pm
    "Religious discrimination isn`t the same as racism..."
    Not the same at all--religion is a choice. Race is not.
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    hi2pi Male 30-39
    736 posts
    April 19, 2011 at 9:35 pm
    but she`s republican so this is going to blow over. the left in the states needs to grow some balls quick. starting to look like the weimar.
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    random882 Male 18-29
    325 posts
    April 19, 2011 at 9:42 pm
    I love how the guy says NO AVERAGE person would send this email out.. HAHA.. I laughed and if I did FWD emails I would have sent this one along...:)
  205. Profile photo of OutWest
    OutWest Male 50-59
    546 posts
    April 19, 2011 at 10:03 pm
    AJ typed PS: There was no racism in that video. He was showing that even though the cop was not being racist, he was accused of being racist. Same thing happened to me, and several others in this thread.

    Exactly!

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