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gorenobel Donating Member (23 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-19-08 06:43 PM
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Jesse Jackson agrees with Obama's grandmother (black people scare him, whites relieve him)
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Edited on Wed Mar-19-08 07:40 PM by gorenobel
As you know, Barack Obama lashed against his grandmother yesterday for having unfair stereotypes against blacks:

"I can no more disown him than I can my white grandmother – a woman who helped raise me, a woman who sacrificed again and again for me, a woman who loves me as much as she loves anything in this world, but a woman who once confessed her fear of black men who passed by her on the street, and who on more than one occasion has uttered racial or ethnic stereotypes that made me cringe.


Now I want you to please read this passage by Jesse Jackson, being quoted by NYT's Bob Herbert:

HERBERT (12/12/93): Jesse Jackson is traveling the country with a tough anti-crime message that he is delivering to inner-city youngsters. In Chicago he said, "There is nothing more painful to me at this stage in my life than to walk down the street and hear footsteps and start thinking about robbery—then look around and see somebody white and feel relieved."


You just saw Jesse Jackson agree 100% with Obama's grandmother's comments.
But Obama, of course, went for the hapless granny, instead of condemning Jessee Jackson, who is a big political leader whose views, needless to say, have more weight in American than those of Obama's grandmother.

If Obama were consistent, he would have gone after the bigshot, not his grandmother.

Some of you might say, "well, that was 1993". And I would reply, "Was it ok 15 years ago to feel afraid of blacks and not of whites?"

Related reading: http://dailyhowler.com/dh031908.shtml
link to Herbert's article: http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9F0CE7DA...


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