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vaberella Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-18-11 11:18 AM
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130. FYI---I'm Black....and no.
You're statement is full of shit. Why is it full of shit?! Because there was no need for Cornell West to touch on a man's DNA to suggest why politically he does what he does. This is what is disturbing and there is absolutely no way to defend that. There is going after a persons policies. There is going after a person's political choices.

But to imagine a racial biological reasoning as to why Obama made the choices he did. At the same time tieing that with his social upbringing is ludicrous. And this amazing greater point people like to expound on that is inside of this disturbed rhetoric from West, is lost entirely to the masses because of the highly deranged almost racist assessment that West felt qualified to make in regards to the president. This is offensive no matter who it's done too. It's offensive to Black people, especially those with from multicultural backgrounds---where he accuses in effect that Obama is either not Black enough or in some way his Blackness is polluted by his White mother. And it insults Whites and Jews who are deemed divided from strife and struggle----admittedly there are those who do not face the same issues that Blacks have growing up---but poverty touches all races.

You don't know what's behind the comment. But as a Black person who was raised in Harlem---let's just say I'm not from the rich of the rich and I'm offended. But then again I am also from a multicultural background---by West's definition I'm not only not Black enough to get his statement----the white part of my lineage polluted my way of thinking.
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