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mckeown1128 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-23-08 11:09 AM
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31. Many south and central american countries...
I remember learning about it in Anthropology :)

Those with lighter skins were/are considered white more so than black.
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  -Why doesn't the media EVER mention that Obama is half white bigdarryl  Mar-23-08 10:08 AM   #0 
  - It messes up their faux story.  polichick   Mar-23-08 10:11 AM   #1 
  - Russert on MTP did today. nt  babylonsister   Mar-23-08 10:11 AM   #2 
  - MTP discussed the Clinton lie on Bosnia  slinkerwink   Mar-23-08 10:11 AM   #3 
     - At least all this post racial alternate reality is gone  billbuckhead   Mar-23-08 10:19 AM   #7 
  - MSM is making a big deal  JustABozoOnThisBus   Mar-23-08 10:13 AM   #4 
  - I think they should say 'typical women'  izzie   Mar-23-08 10:31 AM   #14 
     - Yes, and to add color to it:  JustABozoOnThisBus   Mar-23-08 10:39 AM   #17 
        - Your right.  izzie   Mar-23-08 04:40 PM   #47 
  - My guess, it's the same reason...  noobie2   Mar-23-08 10:16 AM   #5 
  - never?  blogslut   Mar-23-08 10:19 AM   #6 
  - Untrue...I've heard it mentioned a lot, especially last week.  Breeze54   Mar-23-08 10:19 AM   #8 
  - Well, he looks black and reffering to Obama as the half white half black candidate would be odd.  Bensthename   Mar-23-08 10:20 AM   #9 
  - Simplicity  TomBall Democrat   Mar-23-08 10:23 AM   #10 
  - It's neither stupidity or laziness  drexel dave   Mar-23-08 10:28 AM   #13 
  - They did a few months ago when they were calling his 'blackness' into question.  Warren Stupidity   Mar-23-08 10:23 AM   #11 
  - Yeah at that time they were irritated with Obama embracing his black side nt  Truth Hurts A Lot   Mar-23-08 10:52 AM   #22 
  - Because they can't portray him a racist then  PM7nj   Mar-23-08 10:27 AM   #12 
  - bingo.  MH1   Mar-23-08 10:33 AM   #15 
  - Exactly, and the right wing would not have the chance to rant on  treestar   Mar-23-08 11:06 AM   #28 
  - That's because the drive-by stereotype hits would become meaningless.  BumRushDaShow   Mar-23-08 10:33 AM   #16 
  - I have seen it in the news.  Donkeykick   Mar-23-08 10:41 AM   #18 
  - Jim Crow mentality  formercia   Mar-23-08 10:45 AM   #19 
  - What is funny is that in many other countries...  mckeown1128   Mar-23-08 10:47 AM   #20 
  - What countries would that be?  lizzy   Mar-23-08 10:49 AM   #21 
     - Many south and central american countries...  mckeown1128   Mar-23-08 11:09 AM   #31 
        - They sortof did that in Brazil, which was a Portugese colony.  BumRushDaShow   Mar-23-08 11:19 AM   #38 
           - the concept of "races" is total BS...  mckeown1128   Mar-23-08 11:21 AM   #39 
  - I have heard it pointed out by the media but more from black commentators than white  dmordue   Mar-23-08 10:52 AM   #23 
  - Sadly, a lot depends on skin color  Traction311   Mar-23-08 10:53 AM   #24 
  - I imagine that the Obama team uses his half white status to garnish the white voters  ElsewheresDaughter   Mar-23-08 10:56 AM   #25 
  - WTF?  TomBall Democrat   Mar-23-08 12:13 PM   #46 
  - What would you have media do?  lizzy   Mar-23-08 10:56 AM   #26 
  - Surely that was not suggested  treestar   Mar-23-08 11:10 AM   #32 
     - Not talking about Obama, but I don't buy into the premise that  lizzy   Mar-23-08 11:18 AM   #37 
        - They could be, but is Obama?  treestar   Mar-23-08 12:00 PM   # 
  - The media has opportunities to do that, too  treestar   Mar-23-08 11:04 AM   #27 
  - Who would the white family members be?  lizzy   Mar-23-08 11:08 AM   #30 
     - There have to be some  treestar   Mar-23-08 11:18 AM   #36 
  - He's a black man with a white mother...  TragedyandHope   Mar-23-08 11:08 AM   #29 
  - IA, his background contributes with his intelligence to his being a  treestar   Mar-23-08 11:28 AM   #41 
     - I agree! NT  caledesi   Mar-23-08 12:01 PM   #45 
  - I think it's because Obama doesn't mention it much.  DemsUnited   Mar-23-08 11:15 AM   #33 
  - For the reasons that you mentioned.  Hepburn   Mar-23-08 11:17 AM   #34 
  - Wouldn't it be nice if race and gender were not worth mentioning?  Buzz Clik   Mar-23-08 11:18 AM   #35 
  - they have called him a "Hafracan", whadayawant...  sam sarrha   Mar-23-08 11:27 AM   #40 
  - His visage. Let's be real; nobody thinks of Tiger Woods as Asian, either.  WinkyDink   Mar-23-08 11:54 AM   #42 
  - They paid alot of attention to it  Jake3463   Mar-23-08 11:58 AM   #43 
  - The one with the uncle tom color  nolabels   Mar-23-08 05:16 PM   #49 
  - Black + White =Black  Bad Thoughts   Mar-23-08 12:00 PM   #44 
  - Why does it matter? Can't he just be a man? nt  Vinca   Mar-23-08 04:48 PM   #48 

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