In Obama era, have race relations improved?

Jul 29, 2012 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Boston.com

Ashley Ray, a white woman, hears more people debating racial issues. "I know a lot of people who really thought we were OK as a nation, a culture, and now they understand that we're not," she says.

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“Antisocialistic”

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<quoted text>And I respect your opinions - we are all entitled to them. However, the blatant racism has been encouraged by this president. He has purposefully appointed people who will keep racism as the elephant in the room. He wants us to polarize - he wants us combative. He's not the only one, he has help from Rev. Wright, Bill Ayers, Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, etc.- classic race baiters. If anyone dares to disagree, it's certainly only because he's black.
I don't care if he's purple. I don't like what he's doing to our country and the fact that he's doing absolutely nothing FOR our country.
Racism had been improving for many years until his presidency. Those who were raised by bigots and tend to be bigoted are dying out. Most of us have lived with integration not being an issue -- Affirmative Action is no longer the rule of the day. The pendulum was swinging toward peace between the races. But because he's one-half black, anyone who dares to disagree with him must be racist (according to the libs). And they keep screaming it from the rooftops. They've erased many years of work and taken us back to the mid-20th century. Disgusting.
Dead on accurate.
But you'll never convince Rose. She has a force field against rational thought, common sense, and anything not liberal.
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Romney will force Mormonism on everyone.
You're a moron... What's up with you mexicans? Did your mommy and daddy feed you stupid pills the first 18 years of your life?

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<quoted text>You're a moron... What's up with you mexicans? Did your mommy and daddy feed you stupid pills the first 18 years of your life?
I think Mexicans are just Arabs with down syndrome.

Arabs with down syndrome look just like Mexicans!

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jackson wrote:
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Jesse Jackson, etc.- classic race baiters. If anyone dares to .
Jesse Jackson is probably more racist against Blacks than Obama or this Irish rose character.

Jesse Jackson at least admitted that when he walks alone & hears someone behind him he is relieved that it is a white person & not a black person behind him!
Because Blacks are more dangerous.

Obama & this Irish roser would never admit to such a thing. LOL
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<quoted text>Yes, let's talk about that.
The actual figure is 49% of us pay no income taxes. Of that number, 79% earned $30,000 or less and 61% earned less than $20,000. They include the elderly on pensions, the disabled, and students. So, you're talking about folks who are just above the poverty line in large measure. If we ask more of them, we can in effect drop them below the poverty line and make them eligible for social welfare programs. Why not let them survive and move on? Just a thought. Also, do consider that this 49% does pay payroll tax, state and local tax, Social Security, and sales taxes.
On the other hand, more than 7,000 millionaires paid no taxes. That's interesting. I would assume some of them were able to write off such deductions as owning dressage horses and taking $77,000 deductions for the expenses of caring for a maintaining these beautiful animals. Of course, it's perfectly legal, but it's certainly not an option for most of us.
http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2...
We spend 3X as much on corporate welfare as social welfare programs. I'd like to cut as much of that as possible before we consider how to hurt the most vulnerable.
I'm the old gal in the icon, and I'm already retired and on a pension.
Some of these wealth people who you say pay no income taxes.......Really? Were is the link to that stat?

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The best kind of segregation is financial segregation...

Take your country back in November.

Obama may be commander in chief but he is not my president.

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<quoted text>there are no black rhinos in the country,so you dont have to worry about locking your doors
Wow.

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<quoted text>Two words- Black Panthers. Wait three more- Nation of Islam. There goes your tolerant blacks.
So?

KKK.
Skinheads.
Aryan nation.
Stormfront.
Nazi Party.

Now what were you squawking about?

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No, that's not the entire reason. A good many of those would agree with Obama if he strangled kittens on national TV, took a dump on his desk in the oval office and had a little old lady burned at the stake. ObamaZombies see only one thing: a black President.
They're actually the worst kind of racist there are: hidden, pretend admirers who actually are just patronizing Obama in an extremely condescending and disgraceful manner. But the poor dumbass can't see it because he's been surrounded by those idiots his entire life! He thinks it's normal behavior, kind of the way Michael Jackson couldn't see that a 40 year-old man sleeping with pre-teen boys was not normal.
obama represents the last gasp for modern liberalism in America. If he fails, they are done. And you are correct, he does not understand why he's failing. And the rest of the zombies are in for a rude awakening.

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Who gives the Middle class their jobs?
Do homeless people give the Middle class their jobs? LOLOLOL
I think we should lower all taxes.
More money in people's pockets to spend how they like.
Wouldn't it be easier for the Middle class & Poor to buy homes if they didn't have to pay Income tax & Property tax?
Humm. 97% of small business owners come from the middle-class. They created their own jobs. Ever think about that? You can laugh, but can you think? Seriously, you have a few loose screws, bubba. You think we should lower all taxes? You've been to a Tea Party where they tossed LSD into the pot.

Homeless people are comprised of drug and alcohol abusers, the mentally ill, the mentally challenged who we no longer keep in institutions having closed those facilities long ago. They include old soldiers who haven't died but lived with PTSD without treatment. Ultimately, they became homeless. These days they include former members of the middle class whose jobs were outsourced and whose unemployment ran out and who are too long in the tooth to be very attractive to employers. During the Great Depression entire families lived in sewer pipes, some in caves in Arkansas, and where ever they could find shelter from the elements.

You'd like to go back to slavery, wouldn't you? In fact, you just posted about your superior intellect owing to the "climate" from which you came. Here's your problem. Native Americans came from cold weather stock too. The German blood many Americans carry was cold weather blood. We've intermarried and provided blended genes from all over the planet. I abhor you stupid devotees of "The Bell Curve". You're idiots. The failure to reach economic potential in Africa is simple - NO CENTRAL GOVERNMENT, ongoing wars and conflict under tribalism. It has nothing to do with the weather or brains. Poor prenatal nutition and starvation does play a role. If you want dumb people, starve them. They'll oblige.

You live in America, a nation that has a social welfare safety net. We've created enough wealth that we try to protect our most vulnerable from starvation and homelessness. We don't always succeed, but we try. You want to eliminate order and return us to chaos. Anarchy is lovely in principle, but never in practice.

I'm much more concerned about Oligarchal rule than socialism or communism taking root. The wealth of the middle-class has already been redistributed to the TOP - not the bottom. We'd like some of what was stolen by influence peddling in Washington, and lack of oversight and regulations, returned. At a minimum, we'd like to declare a moratorium on the practice of theft by legislation that has created the greatest polarity in wealth since The Great Depression. Homie don't play reverse Robin Hood without consequences.

The Republicans should have thought about your desire for lower taxes before they let George Bush take us to the edge of a Great Depression and economic collapse with his drunken spending. You can thank him for ensuring your taxes aren't going down for at least another decade, maybe longer. The debt must be serviced, and it we don't bring it down, we'll subject our creditors to worrying we're going to default. Once they're inclined to that point of view, nobody will invest in America.

Reduce taxes? You must be dreaming. Taxes will increase for all of us, and programs will be cut or gutted, but in order to keep the economy chugging slowly ahead, it will have to take place in incremental steps. The wealthy have to go first. Why? They can afford it. After all, they already have most of the wealth the former middle-class had accumulated and no longer has. If we don't provide a way for the middle-class and the low income classes to spend, the folks at the top can kiss their own azzes goodbye too. No consumers, no buyers, no business. Their greed is cutting off their noses to spite their faces.

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John wrote:
All humans are actually the same 'race', scientifically speaking. Its racist white people try to make it as if humans are different. Skin colour and other minor variations are a result of minor environmental adaptations over thousands of years. Other than ssmall differences, humans are actually the same.
I am white myself from the UK and have studied genetics.
Great , then you should be thrilled when your daughter /son brings home a black partner to mix with your"same" bloodline!it's amazing how the British can attempt to be so pompous and yet so self defeating all at the same time.

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<quoted text>Pay attention, please:
On average, households making less than $20,000 would see their taxes increase by more than 60 percent, said the Tax Policy Center, a Washington research group that studied the Romney plan.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/01/05/mitt...
You might need to invest in some tall chain link fencing and iron bars on the windows if you get your way. But, I'm sure it won't be too hard to put them in place. You are a welder, right?
Oh I do trust me
How did you like Mrs. OHbama's $7000.00 Jacket?

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<quoted text>Great , then you should be thrilled when your daughter /son brings home a black partner to mix with your"same" bloodline!it's amazing how the British can attempt to be so pompous and yet so self defeating all at the same time.
So, what is the problem? It's your problem, because scientists predict that if mankind survives to the year 3,000, we will all be bronze in coloration. The sun? Inter racial marriage? Both? The bottom line is that you're progeny won't be white. They will still carry your genes. America is already a blended genepool. If you want to find purity, travel to the interior of a communist country. Maybe they can help. Where men may move freely about the planet, that's not the case. Already anthropologists have disavowed using race and looking instead at culture. The seven distinct characteristics of the skull that were once used for racial identity are blurring and becoming less defined. It's not about your race. It's about your character. Only forensic anthropologists still use the tools of race, and it has become an inexact science.

I'm a typical American. I carry Native American, Irish, English and German blood from my ancestors. I am home.

Whenever there is economic deprivation or uncertainty, some will always find others to blame and make the scapegoats. But, if you want to blame somebody for our situation, blame the men at the top (most of them white) whose greed and self-serving policies have created the inequity. They don't give a ratz' azz that you share their skin color. You are not one of them and are of little consequence to them.

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Oh I do trust me
How did you like Mrs. OHbama's $7000.00 Jacket?
How do you like Mrs. Romney's $77,000/yr. tax deduction "purdy" dressage horse? Of course, this year is going to be much bigger, because the horse competed in the Olympics.

If Mrs. Romney can gamble on a horse and receive a deduction, why can't I deduct losing lottery tickets on my return (not that I often buy one, but when it's hundreds of millions, sometimes I cave and buy one)?
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So?
KKK.
Skinheads.
Aryan nation.
Stormfront.
Nazi Party.
Now what were you squawking about?
The discussion was about Obama and his racism. I venture to say all on these boards also abhor those groups you mention - at least I know I do.

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jackson wrote:
<quoted text>The discussion was about Obama and his racism. I venture to say all on these boards also abhor those groups you mention - at least I know I do.
I was replying to another poster...I'll thank you to mind your own affairs.

You call Obama a racist, yet "abhor" these groups...I don't believe you one iota.

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I was replying to another poster...I'll thank you to mind your own affairs.
You call Obama a racist, yet "abhor" these groups...I don't believe you one iota.
Pardon the interruption, but GOOD CALL!

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YO VINNIE wrote:
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Some of these wealth people who you say pay no income taxes.......Really? Were is the link to that stat?
It's on the link to which you replied. You'll have to scroll to continue reading. It shouldn't take you a few seconds if your eyes are open;-)

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Here in Vegas wrote:
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obama represents the last gasp for modern liberalism in America. If he fails, they are done. And you are correct, he does not understand why he's failing. And the rest of the zombies are in for a rude awakening.
He's not failing.

Obama Gets Good News In Swing States, Leads In Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania: Quinnipiac Polls

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/01/obam...

Posted: 08/01/2012

The new surveys, conducted jointly by Quinnipiac University, CBS News and The New York Times, show Obama leading Romney by six percentage points in the crucial swing states of Ohio and Florida, and by a wider margin in Pennsylvania.

The president's margins in these surveys are slightly wider than the findings of other recent polls in the same states and, except for Ohio, are slightly better for Obama than the results of the last round of Quinnipiac University polls conducted in May.(cont.)

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NTRPRNR1 wrote:
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He's not failing.
Obama Gets Good News In Swing States, Leads In Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania: Quinnipiac Polls
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/01/obam...
Posted: 08/01/2012
The new surveys, conducted jointly by Quinnipiac University, CBS News and The New York Times, show Obama leading Romney by six percentage points in the crucial swing states of Ohio and Florida, and by a wider margin in Pennsylvania.
The president's margins in these surveys are slightly wider than the findings of other recent polls in the same states and, except for Ohio, are slightly better for Obama than the results of the last round of Quinnipiac University polls conducted in May.(cont.)
Huffington?? Oh please. I won't even read the rest. That dingbat is giga liberal from way back. Can I site Fox News then?

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