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Wed Oct 24, 2012, 03:07 PM

 

Donald Trump, racism and the hidden subtext of the election

October 24, 2012 1:52 PM
BY ZERLINA MAXWELL

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Apparently, Donald Trump, a man very concerned with whether President Obama, a Harvard-educated law professor, is just another dumb brown person riding the affirmative action ticket, wants to give $5 million dollars to charity if the President releases his college transcripts.

This is what racism looks like. Please save the, ďOh you are a typical liberal always playing the race cardĒ response and take a moment to hear me out. First, racism is not a card. Itís a reality for many black and brown people in 2012. If you are not a person of color, itís important you donít find yourself quickly discounting the pervasive existence of racism in 2012, without actually speaking with a person of color. Assuming things are just better because we can drink at the same water fountain isnít sufficient.

Second, the legitimacy of the first black President has been constantly questioned since he was elected. Is he really one of us? Where is proof heís really not a foreigner? Where is the proof he isnít an affirmative action baby? What happens if we take away his teleprompter? Surely, an affirmative action baby wouldnít be able to put a string of words together to form a coherent sentence without help, right?

These are questions that were not asked about the first 43 Presidents and by in large, they are motivated by Obama's race. If you question the racial motivation behind these questions about the first black Presidentís legitimacy to hold office and youíre trying in good faith to understand how this could be deemed as racist, ask a person of color what he or she thinks. It is a privilege to not see racism, and the first step in evolving to see a more accurate racial picture of the world is identifying that privilege, recognizing it and working to accept the concerns people of color seriously.

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 03:10 PM

1. FUCK Donald Trump

 

All this fucking attention on this board for Trump.

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 03:15 PM

2. I think we all know who is better on

He world stage in just about every way. Both candidates are Ivy League educated and yet only one is truly smart.

If Obama must show his transcripts then shouldn't Mitt have to?!

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 03:18 PM

3. It's so obvious and so sad.

 

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 06:08 PM

4. ANOTHER GOP CLOWN

 

This clown is way past his intellect. I say the clown should cram it and then sit on it until the cows come home.
I don't think any GOP member would understand what this clown stands for and what his bizarre video means concerning his low brain power plan at a token money offer. This clown is worth billions so the offer should reflect cash like $200 million......

CHEERS

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 10:18 PM

5. And O owes Donald

his records, why? Who is Donald Trump to demand anything, anyway?

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