It’s Black and White

Are some people racist of an African American president…President Carter thinks so. Here is what he said-

“I think an overwhelming portion of the intensely demonstrated animosity toward President Barack Obama is based on the fact that he is a black man, that he’s African American. I live in the South, and I’ve seen the South come a long way and I’ve seen the rest of the country that shared the South’s attitude toward minority groups at that time … and I think it’s bubbled up to the surface, because of a belief among many white people, not just in the South but around the country, that African Americans are not qualified to lead this great country.” 

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9 Responses

  1. For as long as I can remember… the American people have been quick to criticize the president through out his administration. Whether it be on the news, talk shows, radio etc..etc. The late night comedy shows have traditionally made fun of the president and the first family. People have jumped to conclusions…shoot their mouth off during an interview and so on and so on….I can’t believe not that we have a black president that all of the same things are being said and done, but now it is racist. As much as I love Jimmy Carter (not as a president) he was soooo wrong in playing the race card. People are no more critical now then they were for the last 30 years. And if anything “Late Night” shows are going tooo easy…everyone is walking on egg shells with Obama and his family because he is black.

  2. I definately think there is a racial component if only from racial comments that I have heard from people. I am very uncomfortable at times from comments and jokes that I have heard and don’t feel President Carter was off the mark.

  3. Jimmy Carter continues to demonstrate that he’s the worst ex-president that we’ve ever had.

  4. I think if you polled the people who answered your survey you’d find they’re all white…that’s why your vote of “no” is so high. Yes, although he did command a very hefty white vote to become president, he is still viewed differently…..and I agree with Carter. He’s older, he’s wiser…he’s been around…he doesn’t need to skirt the issue for fear of what people will think. I’ve seen so much hatred toward this president and the recent outburst, I believe, would not have happened had he been white. Look, almost all of Congress is white…and old…a lot of them still old bigots!

  5. one more thing….there’s racism all over..discrimination all over…not just whites who don’t like blacks…there are blacks who don’t like whites; blacks who don’t like hispanics…..hispanics that don’t like other hispanics from other countries other than they’re own. Let’s move on and start accepting and appreciating people instead of judging.

  6. The DD has to agree with Arlene and DG on this one.

  7. I totally agree with JC even though I do not really agree with any thing else he had to say when he was the president. I lived in South Carolina for 7 years and saw first hand how a large portion of the population felt toward African Americans. I am sure they are blinded by the color of his skin and can’t see beyond that.

  8. That is not the issue JR….there is NO doubt in my mind that racism is still alive and well here in the US…my point is ….NOW and only now when anyone will publicly disagree/argue/satirize/or God forbid attempt assassination the media will immediately call it a racial act. Even though it was all done before. And I am proud to say that this is not coming from a Republican or Democrat ….I am on neutral ground …..but when it comes to ANY minority or liberal quick to say that “R” word it sickens me. It is way to superficial and judgmental. What do you call a black person who is against Obama’s policy??? or better yet a black person who voted for Obama just because he is black.

  9. Remember way back in early 2008, maybe late 2007, people out there tried to prove Obama was Muslim? In a country that is supposed to be tolerant, why would his religion be relevant in a presidential election? Because there are racist people and there are a lot of people, both republican and democrat would would not have voted Obama if he were Muslim, probably because they are more hated than blacks.

    It turns out Obama is not Muslim, but he is black, and of course there are going to be A LOT of people out there who simply wont like him because of that fact. Regardless, Obama, for the rest of time, will be known as the first black, or the first non-white person, to be president and he will inevitably be more closely scrutinized because of that. Consequently, Obama’s possible failures will be linked to his race (by some), just like the eventual first female’s president’s failures will be linked to PMS, or something equally as ridiculous.

    This is not an issue of Republican or Democrat ( although Republicans are awkwardly trying to hard to prove that Obama is racist, which is different story altogether ) but this is an issue of a country which claims to be tolerant yet still looks down on Muslims, gays, women, etc. As a result these racist people, which is a very small group, will be to critical of what Obama does and be very vocal about it, not because they disagree with what Obama is trying to do but because they don’t believe in his right to be able to do so.

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