He got what he wanted, does he ever stop the whining?

I don't know why the term "Biracial" annoys me so much. I think it's because it doesn't mean anything, it's just this weird third term that denies a person of claiming any heredity. My mother is white and my father is Indian (India) and I've never considered myself biracial. I've never even heard the term until I watched a Montel Williams talkshow, ha ha.

I HATE when people now say, Obama isn't our first black president. He's BIRACIAL. What the hell does that mean? Now that's he's been elected he's not black anymore?

Susan you are just kind of being arrogant. Why are you trying to deny that Barack Obama is black? Why is it so important to you to make such a big deal about it?
Originally Posted by TillyMunchyWaves
You aren't paying attention. He's green.
Originally Posted by susancnw
You aren't making sense. What is that supposed to mean? Why is his colour such an issue with you at all?
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Doesn't Obama identify himself as black?

It's funny. There are some that held on tightly to the one-drop rule (one DROP of black blood=you're black) and not in a warm fuzzy sort of way. NOW that Obama has been elected president these same people are all enlightened and calling him "biracial" (Damned if they are going to have a BLACK president)
Originally Posted by Trenell
Boy, damned if I do, damned if I don't. How about if I refer to him as green? And depending on what paper you read, they all refer to him differently. Should I use the references from the Kenyan papers and call him the first Kenyan president? His mother was Caucasian, his father is Kenya. I'm trying to be accurate here. As far as the one drop black goes, I fall into that category and I guess I should start referring to myself as black. I never 'got' that 'rule' and thought it was incredibly stupid from the first time I heard it in jr. high in history class. My opinion on it has not changed.

I'm not 'worked' up about it. You've not seen me 'worked up' and it's not pretty. I've got better things to do. I just find it interesting what the media chooses to focus on. Ever president goes from having reasonably easy access to people and things and then go into a more circumscribed orbit, but we didn't see volumes of letters about their adjustment, etc. What makes him so special? Other families have moved into the WH from family homes and we didn't hear that much about it. Amy Carter, Chelsea Clinton, etc. The Kennedy kids were little, and the press was just as enamored of him as they are the Obamas.

I'm finding the press coverage fascinating on how they slant it. And no, I don't watch the news on any channel, period. I stopped during the 2004 campaign. As I said, I read, a lot...all sorts of papers all over the world and the nation so I get a lot of perspectives.

SBB - and yeah, a dead president is still dead. But these men and women have been chosen to protect the first purple president. What an incredible honor, and I think the circumstances would be worse simply because even more eyes and fingers would point, along with accusations of racism, bigotry, etc.

And my God, inability for libs here to understand sarcasm, irony, etc is absolutely incredible. Patience, thanks for the link. She said what I wanted to so much more eloquently. I love this bit from it--context is that she is Hispanic and was referring definitively to Latinos.

"But since 2000, when it became possible for a citizen to register in more than one racial category, many of us began checking them all: indigenous, white, Asian, African. It would be false to do otherwise. "Todo plátano tiene su manchita negra," as we say. Every banana has its little bit of black."

When I saw that for the first time, I did think, wow, I'm covered completely...although I'm not sure about the Asian as I've never had a comprehensive DNA test done, but, like her, from family stories and pics.

But again, it gets dragged back around to the proclamation that I am a bigot when I'm just tired of hearing about the intimate details of dealing with becoming the president. He's not doing anything that previous presidents haven't done...so do we have to have a big pity party for him and his family? And can the media just go away?

It was easier to find information on what he's dealing with emotionally than it was to find info on what was going on in Mumbai for 5 days...I've got friends over there that I was worried about...and internet wasn't that great....everyone that I used to know in Chicago is safe..
Originally Posted by susancnw
Really? I am curious... where does your Black blood come from? A parent, grandparent?
Originally Posted by Amneris
From what we can tell, great great grandparents on maternal side, both her parents...wait, did that make any sense? On my mom's side, her maternal great grandparents...there is Native America/black. OK, LA. My paternal cousins are both sycle cell anemia (sp?) carriers and my understanding of it is that it is a genetic marker of sorts for some ethnicities...but I've not done much research into it...my cousin's a nurse and let us know when she found out, just for medical history purposes, and it's one of those that I figured, well, if I am, I am, but it's not a biggie...
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Oh yeah, my aunt had done several decades worth of family research and had painstakingly found and researched records. For some reason a lot of it was in her vehicle and it was stolen...they trashed the records, etc. No one knows why she had it in there unless she'd been to the library.

We did find out some years ago that my mom's oldest sister is really her half sister and no one is sure if grandad was her father or not....and for some reason the idea that our grandmother was a hussy has tickled several of us cousins to pieces. Gave us new insight to grandma...also explained the advice she gave my older sister once to sleep with her BF before they got married so, "she'd know what she was getting'. Shocked mom so much she left the room and my sister and I were howling...mom walked out and grandmother said, "I don't know how I raised a prude!"....which had us laughing even harder ;D
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McCain and nearly every past presidential candidate has benefited from being white. Why would it matter if Obama benefited from his race (and it's pretty clear that he didn't)?

One of my great grandparents was North African, and it is therefore likely that some of my ancestors were black! If Obama gets to say he's black, then I do, too! Even though no one perceives me as black and I have no connections to African or African diaspora cultures (not even North African)!

And just to make it clear:

Last edited by Eilonwy; 01-08-2009 at 08:33 AM.
McCain and nearly every past presidential candidate has benefited from being white. Why would it matter if Obama benefited from his race (and it's pretty clear that he didn't)?

One of my great grandparents was North African, and it is therefore likely that some of my ancestors were black! If Obama gets to say he's black, then I do, too! Even though no one perceives me as black and I have no connections to African or African diaspora cultures (not even North African)!

And just to make it clear:
Originally Posted by Eilonwy

I know...that's like me saying I'm jewish because my great-grandparents on my father's mother's side emigrated from Germany in 1860 and one of them was jewish. I have no cultural connection to anything jewish and none of my known ancestors went through the Holocaust, so saying I'm of jewish extraction to justify making anti-semitic comments would just be pandering.

To susancnw: All humans came out of Africa, so we were all once black, but unless you have dark skin, or have been perceived as a black person or grew up with dark-skinned close relatives...you ain't "black".
from what we can tell, great great grandparents on maternal side, both her parents...wait, did that make any sense? On my mom's side, her maternal great grandparents...there is Native America/black. OK, LA. My paternal cousins are both sycle cell anemia (sp?) carriers and my understanding of it is that it is a genetic marker of sorts for some ethnicities...but I've not done much research into it...my cousin's a nurse and let us know when she found out, just for medical history purposes, and it's one of those that I figured, well, if I am, I am, but it's not a biggie...
Originally Posted by susancnw
So do you have any plans to express your Blackness?
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Oh man, this thread gets better and better!
So do you have any plans to express your Blackness?
Originally Posted by Suburbanbushbabe


Share that popcorn please...this is gonna be good...
from what we can tell, great great grandparents on maternal side, both her parents...wait, did that make any sense? On my mom's side, her maternal great grandparents...there is Native America/black. OK, LA. My paternal cousins are both sycle cell anemia (sp?) carriers and my understanding of it is that it is a genetic marker of sorts for some ethnicities...but I've not done much research into it...my cousin's a nurse and let us know when she found out, just for medical history purposes, and it's one of those that I figured, well, if I am, I am, but it's not a biggie...
Originally Posted by susancnw
So do you have any plans to express your Blackness?
Originally Posted by Suburbanbushbabe
No more than I celebrate my 'whiteness'....and are you kidding? The grief I get around here anyway....shall I rock my curly hair? ;D Any suggestions?

Good thing my paternal GM is dead...although she is probably rolling in her grave at the discussion ;D You should have seen her reaction in her 80s when she thought my cousin was dating an "Eye-talian" 'cause she was probably Catholic. Guess it's a good thing she didn't stick around to find out he's gay

And, once again, ya'll have managed to change the subject....now he's complaining more about giving up the Blackberry.

http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com...thout-a-fight/

Other than being concerned about it being hacked, the texts can be used against him and the GPS in those things cannot be disabled...it is integrated and can be used for tracking. Let's not give a nutjob any sort of advantage.
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And, once again, ya'll have managed to change the subject....now he's complaining more about giving up the Blackberry.

http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com...thout-a-fight/

Other than being concerned about it being hacked, the texts can be used against him and the GPS in those things cannot be disabled...it is integrated and can be used for tracking. Let's not give a nutjob any sort of advantage.
Originally Posted by susancnw
It's not like he's saying he won't give it up, he's just saying he is used to relying on it, and now he's going to have to adjust to being without it. You would say the same thing if all your technology was taken away.
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And, once again, ya'll have managed to change the subject....now he's complaining more about giving up the Blackberry.

http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com...thout-a-fight/

Other than being concerned about it being hacked, the texts can be used against him and the GPS in those things cannot be disabled...it is integrated and can be used for tracking. Let's not give a nutjob any sort of advantage.
Originally Posted by susancnw
It's not like he's saying he won't give it up, he's just saying he is used to relying on it, and now he's going to have to adjust to being without it. You would say the same thing if all your technology was taken away.
Originally Posted by Poodlehead
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Boy, damned if I do, damned if I don't. How about if I refer to him as green? And depending on what paper you read, they all refer to him differently. Should I use the references from the Kenyan papers and call him the first Kenyan president? His mother was Caucasian, his father is Kenya. I'm trying to be accurate here. As far as the one drop black goes, I fall into that category and I guess I should start referring to myself as black. I never 'got' that 'rule' and thought it was incredibly stupid from the first time I heard it in jr. high in history class. My opinion on it has not changed.

I'm not 'worked' up about it. You've not seen me 'worked up' and it's not pretty. I've got better things to do. I just find it interesting what the media chooses to focus on. Ever president goes from having reasonably easy access to people and things and then go into a more circumscribed orbit, but we didn't see volumes of letters about their adjustment, etc. What makes him so special? Other families have moved into the WH from family homes and we didn't hear that much about it. Amy Carter, Chelsea Clinton, etc. The Kennedy kids were little, and the press was just as enamored of him as they are the Obamas.

I'm finding the press coverage fascinating on how they slant it. And no, I don't watch the news on any channel, period. I stopped during the 2004 campaign. As I said, I read, a lot...all sorts of papers all over the world and the nation so I get a lot of perspectives.

SBB - and yeah, a dead president is still dead. But these men and women have been chosen to protect the first purple president. What an incredible honor, and I think the circumstances would be worse simply because even more eyes and fingers would point, along with accusations of racism, bigotry, etc.

And my God, inability for libs here to understand sarcasm, irony, etc is absolutely incredible. Patience, thanks for the link. She said what I wanted to so much more eloquently. I love this bit from it--context is that she is Hispanic and was referring definitively to Latinos.

"But since 2000, when it became possible for a citizen to register in more than one racial category, many of us began checking them all: indigenous, white, Asian, African. It would be false to do otherwise. "Todo plátano tiene su manchita negra," as we say. Every banana has its little bit of black."

When I saw that for the first time, I did think, wow, I'm covered completely...although I'm not sure about the Asian as I've never had a comprehensive DNA test done, but, like her, from family stories and pics.

But again, it gets dragged back around to the proclamation that I am a bigot when I'm just tired of hearing about the intimate details of dealing with becoming the president. He's not doing anything that previous presidents haven't done...so do we have to have a big pity party for him and his family? And can the media just go away?

It was easier to find information on what he's dealing with emotionally than it was to find info on what was going on in Mumbai for 5 days...I've got friends over there that I was worried about...and internet wasn't that great....everyone that I used to know in Chicago is safe..
Originally Posted by susancnw
Really? I am curious... where does your Black blood come from? A parent, grandparent?
Originally Posted by Amneris
From what we can tell, great great grandparents on maternal side, both her parents...wait, did that make any sense? On my mom's side, her maternal great grandparents...there is Native America/black. OK, LA. My paternal cousins are both sycle cell anemia (sp?) carriers and my understanding of it is that it is a genetic marker of sorts for some ethnicities...but I've not done much research into it...my cousin's a nurse and let us know when she found out, just for medical history purposes, and it's one of those that I figured, well, if I am, I am, but it's not a biggie...
Originally Posted by susancnw
That doesn't qualify you to count yourself as Black for the purpose of disparing Blacks. You don't have any known Black ancestry or relatives and presumably are not identifiably Black or part of any Black community, have not experienced life as a Black person or been treated as Black. From what you are saying, your great great grandparents MAY have some Black ancestry. EVEN with strict one-drop-ism, to be considered Black, a person had to be "one-eighth" Black and you don't even know for sure if you qualify for that. I think there are a lot of "white" people with the amount of Black blood that you have. It's great that you acknowledge yours - a lot don't - but it doesn't give you the right to try to claim a common identity with those of us who live as Black every day, for the purpose of denying our experiences and issues.
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That doesn't qualify you to count yourself as Black for the purpose of disparing Blacks. You don't have any known Black ancestry or relatives and presumably are not identifiably Black or part of any Black community, have not experienced life as a Black person or been treated as Black. From what you are saying, your great great grandparents MAY have some Black ancestry. EVEN with strict one-drop-ism, to be considered Black, a person had to be "one-eighth" Black and you don't even know for sure if you qualify for that. I think there are a lot of "white" people with the amount of Black blood that you have. It's great that you acknowledge yours - a lot don't - but it doesn't give you the right to try to claim a common identity with those of us who live as Black every day, for the purpose of denying our experiences and issues.
Originally Posted by Amneris
i agree with this. however, i just wanted to point one thing out regarding the "one-eighth" black one-drop rule thing. in louisiana, as late as 1970, there was a statute defining a "Negro" as anyone who had "at least 1/32 Negro blood." in 1983, there was a famous case where a woman sued to have "Negro" taken off her birth certificate. she looked white, thought she was white, until she saw her birth certificate. apparently, she had one black ancestor who'd been a slave. she actually lost the case.
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That doesn't qualify you to count yourself as Black for the purpose of disparing Blacks. You don't have any known Black ancestry or relatives and presumably are not identifiably Black or part of any Black community, have not experienced life as a Black person or been treated as Black. From what you are saying, your great great grandparents MAY have some Black ancestry. EVEN with strict one-drop-ism, to be considered Black, a person had to be "one-eighth" Black and you don't even know for sure if you qualify for that. I think there are a lot of "white" people with the amount of Black blood that you have. It's great that you acknowledge yours - a lot don't - but it doesn't give you the right to try to claim a common identity with those of us who live as Black every day, for the purpose of denying our experiences and issues.
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When you become president, you don't just turn over your Blackberry. You also have to relinquish your ability to feel and express disappointment, frustration, regret, and grief.

Why must Obama emasculate all red-blooded males in this country with his disgusting dependency on "emotions"?

Seriously, what was the point of this thread?

Seriously, what was the point of this thread?
Originally Posted by Eilonwy

Hate, hate, hate, hate, hate, and a little bit of jealous.

But mostly hate.
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Seriously, what was the point of this thread?
Originally Posted by Eilonwy

Hate, hate, hate, hate, hate, and a little bit of jealous.

But mostly hate.
Originally Posted by MichelleBFT
I think the point was that some people just cannot accept that a Black man is about to officially become the President of the US - and will do any kind of logical gymnastics they can to deny that this is how they feel.

But the rest of us are
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I think the point was that some people just cannot accept that a Black man is about to officially become the President of the US - and will do any kind of logical gymnastics they can to deny that this is how they feel.
Originally Posted by Amneris
Do you honestly think that? After all the time that this political race went on, and all the reading that I've done (here), I would have to say that the OP has very different political beliefs. *shrug*
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I think the point was that some people just cannot accept that a Black man is about to officially become the President of the US - and will do any kind of logical gymnastics they can to deny that this is how they feel.
Originally Posted by Amneris
Do you honestly think that? After all the time that this political race went on, and all the reading that I've done (here), I would have to say that the OP has very different political beliefs. *shrug*
Originally Posted by 2happy
Well, yes I do think that, based on the constant obsession with "what colour is he" and "he's not Black, he's biracial" and "I'm Black, too." I'm not sure what you mean by "VERY" different political beliefs, but they come across to me as having an element of white supremacy.
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I think the point was that some people just cannot accept that a Black man is about to officially become the President of the US - and will do any kind of logical gymnastics they can to deny that this is how they feel.
Originally Posted by Amneris
Do you honestly think that? After all the time that this political race went on, and all the reading that I've done (here), I would have to say that the OP has very different political beliefs. *shrug*
Originally Posted by 2happy


I think most of the complaining and comments about Obama have to do with their issue with having a black president.

A lot of people will say they aren't racist, or it doesn't bother them because it's what their supposed to say, but when it comes to a black man holding the most powerful office, it can cut people the the core.

Not to mention, I just feel he's a wonderful, wonderful man - it seems all there is to focus on is race.

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