Thursday, October 16, 2008

As Racist as Ever...

To those of you who think we're living in a post-racist nation. Think again. America is still filled with hatred, fear, and most definitely, racism.

Apparently Obama is a "second stringer" because he is black and Palin will make a good VP because she is filled with "the holy spirit."

Some of the other things said about Obama?

"I'm afraid if he wins, the blacks will take over"

"This is a Christian nation! What is our country going to end up like?!"

"When you got a nigger running for president, he aint a first stringer. He's definitely a second stringer."

"He's related to a known terrorist"

"Just the whole... Muslim thing... and everything..."

"Obama and his wife, i'm concerned that they are anti-white and that he might hide that"

"I don't like the fact that he thinks us white people are trash"

"Baby killer"





Thanks Maggie for sending this video along. As difficult as it is to watch, it's important to see...

9 comments:

jordan said...

wait, obama is a duck?!? These people need to spread the word. We can't be voting for a duck!

phd in yogurtry said...

I've heard the "he's not a christian" from otherwise (fairly) informed republicans. It's just ignorance. And ignorant people say ignorant, hate filled things. Shameful, really, that McCain is willing to stoop this low.

Lyndsay said...

Wait, atheists could never be a good president? Anyway, this stuff is scary. I can only hope it convinces some people who think racism is gone that it is not.

YogaforCynics said...

In a way, I find the flat-out racism here refreshing, compared to all of the more "subtle" crap about Obama's name and how he's "unknown" (pushed, most ironically, by Palin), all of which is essentially a "nudge, nudge, wink, wink" way of saying "he's, y'know, not one of US." For what it's worth, the idiots in this video are at least willing to come out and say "I'm against him because he's black and I'm a racist."

Black Thirteen said...

Wait, atheists could never be a good president?

Are we even allowed to be? Most states still have laws preventing atheists from holding any sort of public office. I assumed it was still the same for the presidency.

Arnold Layne said...

That's really horrible, but I must say, the third kid they interview holding the baby really looks like that guy from There Will Be Blood - you know, the priest who gets killed in the end? It's kinda creepy.

Christopher said...

I expected anti-Obama racism and people voting against their own interests because of it.

What I didn't expect is how many stories are coming out now about people who are racist, basically (or flat out) admit to being racist and are voting for Obama regardless. That's progress.

Shaina said...

I work for ChaCha, which is a text-messaging info service. I get requests for racist jokes ALL THE TIME. It makes me so very, very sad.

Renee said...

I know a lot of people see look at these racists and see nothing but hate but I look at them and see nothing but fear. The very fact that one woman openly says that she fear the Obama might not like white people is extremely telling.

Some indeed function with an overvaluation of whiteness but for others there is a distinct fear of retribution. They know damn well how hard it is to exist as a black person in this world and fear that if blacks are in power they would be subject to the same or similar treatment. It speaks volumes about what we believe human nature to be.