Perspectives on Race

A Discussion about Events Concerning Race


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Recently i watched a video of a C-Span caller calling in and making an absurd comment about the network. The caller was angry about the number of black people calling in and felt that it was being done on purpose. He told the announcer that C-Span should change their name to Black-Span because he felt that so many black people were calling in on the Republican line in defense of President. The caller stated that every time someone made a negative comment about President Obama a black caller would call in to defend the President. The caller also noted that when former President Bush was in office the problem was also similar but only this time blacks were calling in to make negative comments about the job that the former President was doing. When watching the video i was appalled by the things that the caller was saying and felt that the host should have cut him off for making comments like that. I feel that the caller doesn’t understand that everyone is entitled to their own opinion and are allowed to say whatever they want. Just as much as he didn’t want to hear blacks make negative comments about the job that President Bush did when he was in office he should realize that likewise blacks may not always want to hear all the negative things that he and other Republicans have to say about President Obama.


Written by bmcdaniel91

March 31, 2010 at 2:38 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

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  1. This person need to create his own blog or website or go tweet about his problem because no one cares. I hate people who always to go the extra mile to complain about things that are said on a PUBLIC site. Then he should go create his own website and limit Blacks to one comment a year since he doesnt like what they have to say. He could have chosen not to read or hear about the Blacks complaining to the republicans. If they want to defend their President let them do so thats that their President and if he wants to complain about his President let him complain. Dontget upset because people have the right to their own opinion just like he does.


    March 31, 2010 at 11:05 pm

  2. I think you are truly right in saying that he should realize that there are people who do not want to listen to his outrageous comments. I wander what he think gives him the right to say all that, that the blacks do not have. With people like this, I have a hard time understanding them.


    April 1, 2010 at 12:24 am

  3. I personally heard about this through John Stewart, his own and rather funny impression of what the CSPAN anchor should have said was “oh yeah, screw you.” This is because at the time of the caller calling in, the anchor thought it was appropriate to shuffle his papers instead of stand up against the caller. This proves that there are very racist people still in our society


    April 3, 2010 at 4:39 pm

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