Perspectives on Race

A Discussion about Events Concerning Race

Irrational Views of President Obama

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Has anyone else noticed how loony some people are becoming over the actions of President Obama? Ever time I watch the news or read some blogs online there always happens to be someone projecting some wild idea that Obama will somehow destroy American society or at least undermine it’s values . Turn on Fox News time to time and you will definitely now what I mean. There is one story I read how Obama is secretly planning to turn America into a totalitarian state and another where people think he is going to confiscate all their guns. Guns sales have soared indeed soared due to this view in many states (possibly some of the highest sales ever) to the point that manufacturers cannot keep up.

http://www.cnn.com/2008/CRIME/11/11/obama.gun.sales/

I personally think this paranoid, anti-Obama rhetoric is stemming from racism because it seems like much of this animosity is steming from the fact that he is different (meaning black). No other President has experienced such crude, baseless irrationality in American history. My point is just because he is black (biracial to be precise) doesn’t mean he’s going to govern radically different than say a white president.

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Written by zsayed

October 26, 2009 at 8:01 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

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  1. Have any of those people buying guns stopped to think that maybe the NRA, got fox news and other news sources to talk about these crazy ideas about obama to try and scare them into buying guns based on there own racists beliefs?
    my suggestion is never turn on fox news. It is garbage, and Obama’s administration has already explicitly said they will not give Fox News interviews, because they are just a channel to voice the Far Right views and beliefs.

    al260513

    October 27, 2009 at 1:50 am

  2. I think that people are just straight up racist. Just because Obama is black, does not mean his going to destroy the country. Bush was the one that was spending the money unnecessarily. Bush created the economic down terminal. Obama is cleaning his garbage up.

    badal23

    October 28, 2009 at 1:06 am

  3. I think that although President Obama is and has been facing his race as an issue, I don’t believe it is the only or even the main reason he is facing criticism. Call them racist or not, Obama was elected by the people of THIS country, and now he is facing the lowest approval ratings of any president in their first term. This isn’t because he’s half-black, it’s because, like all presidents, he set the bar too high for himself during his campaign and now is failing to follow through. The reason he is facing so much criticism is probably because he happened to set his bar a little over ‘just too high.’ Bush, Clinton, all of them faced the exact same criticism, people seem to focus on criticism of Obama because he is black, and as a society, we have gotten to the point where anything bad said about a minority fails to align itself within the bounds of “political correctness.”

    justinjayjones

    November 9, 2009 at 12:58 am


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