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tblue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-09-07 03:17 PM
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20. Not to mention divisive, callous, rude, bigoted, and irrelevant.
As far as most American voters are concerned, Obama is black, period end of story. Every black person has their own unique history, just as everyone else does. I have come up against this kind of BS all my life, and I am a descendant of slaves on my father's side and I grew up in a segregated neighborhood. But I don't talk like someone might expect me to. And I have an excellent education and I am married to someone who is not black. Do I fit her criteria? Am I black enough for Debra Dickerson? Who the hell cares? What makes her the preeminent expert on who is black enough to be called black? Or who was slave enough to be called African American? If she was white and saying this, we would all wanna throw rotten tomatoes. Don't cut her any slack just because she is a black woman making a culturally offensive charge. Who is this woman and why does her opinion matter to anybody?
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