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badbullgator
11-14-2008, 11:42 AM
Ok this thread may not last long, but I think it is a legitimate question.
What do you think BHO’s election means for race relationships in the US? Does it make them better or worse? Now that a black man is POTUS does that mean that blacks have achieved full equality? Will this put Jessie Jackson, Sharpton, et al out of business? What about affirmative action? Is it still needed now that BHO has proven that a black man can clime to the very top and hold the most powerful office in the world?
I am not trying to start anything negative and hope this can be kept civil and not become offensive……

Bubba
11-14-2008, 12:04 PM
Dunno about all that. I do promise you that if the first sentence of his Inagural address is NOT "scuse me while I whip this out" I will hate him forever.

Fair warning regards

Bubba

SueLab
11-14-2008, 12:26 PM
I think that your question is interesting...

Perhaps now that a "percieved" minority has the ultimate representation, the group will be treated more fairly. Actually I am the minority in the state where I reside and I don't think that the results of the current election will do anything for me...in fact with the redistribution of wealth, I will truly become a misused, downtrodden minority...

cvan
11-14-2008, 12:33 PM
I personally think that A.A. and A.C.L.U. have run there course and should be done away with. The moneys going into those programs could be used for better things. I really don't know about the realations being affected ,IF they are I would say it will lean toward the African Americans being the ones to use there ACE in the hole to hedge there bet. my 2 cents worth...........

Hoosier
11-14-2008, 12:44 PM
At the end of his term will the son or daughter of a black Doctor still get an advantage over a white kid who grew up in poverty. In collage acceptance and job opportunities. I think yes.

Thomas D
11-14-2008, 01:12 PM
If you believe the Gallup organization.

http://www.gallup.com/poll/111817/Americans-See-Obama-Election-Race-Relations-Milestone.aspx

Hoosier
11-14-2008, 01:17 PM
Can't bitch about the MAN when you are the MAN!!

K.Bullock
11-14-2008, 01:44 PM
Ok this thread may not last long, but I think it is a legitimate question.
What do you think BHO’s election means for race relationships in the US? Does it make them better or worse? Now that a black man is POTUS does that mean that blacks have achieved full equality?
I think it will go a long way towards clarifying some things in our country. Now no one can say that blacks do not have full educational, economic,social, and political opportunities in society. That stuff is the bread and butter of class warfare specialists like Sharpton and Jackson.

Hopefully we will be able to focus on the issues that are holding minorities back,like poor learning conditions in our inner cities, instead of phantom straw men racists.





Will this put Jessie Jackson, Sharpton, et al out of business? What about affirmative action? Is it still needed now that BHO has proven that a black man can clime to the very top and hold the most powerful office in the world?

Their ammo is gone. I think a new type of black leadership will rise up . We'll see what kind when it happens.
Interesting to me is how Europe will view the U.S. What happens to their progressive and holier than thou attitude towards the U.S., now that by their standards we have out progressed them. :lol:


I am not trying to start anything negative and hope this can be kept civil and not become offensive……


Yeah me too.

subroc
11-14-2008, 05:55 PM
Race relations will not be affected one bit. Blacks that believe that every affront in their lives is based on race will still believe it. Those (both black and white) that hate the other because of their race, still will. An election will have zero effect on that group.

I expect there will be a push for more affirmative action laws. BHO comes from an urban area and there is a constant push to create what is perceived as a level playing field. Urban blacks still believe there is work to do in that area and I would be surprised if BHO with his urban background didn’t attempt to right some perceived wrongs in an attempt to satisfy his voting base.

Is affirmative action still needed now that BHO is elected? I wonder if it has been needed in recent years at all.

RedHeadedHurricane
11-14-2008, 11:46 PM
We've got a black POTUS? I didn't know that! I thought he was bi-racial. Just as much white as black. Kinda like that glass half empty half full thing ain't it or he? When I figure out which race he apts to lean towards more I'll let you know what I think. By exclaiming that, I mean if he comes off as being a more white or black person then I'll have more of an understanding of how it will effect race relations.

Gun_Dog2002
11-15-2008, 12:46 AM
What I do know that as a heterosexual white male between 25-50 years of age, in a job interview with equally skilled other candidates, I'm at the bottom of the pool. All other races, women and homosexuals have affirmative action on their side. What I know is if I create a club that is "men" only, then I'm gender prejudice. Its ok for BET to create an all black tv station with entertainers, but if I create an all white station all holy hell would break loose. If I stand up for marriage among male/female relationships then I'm prejudiced against homosexuals. Its ok for a black man to call me honkey, redneck, cracker and other names, but I had better not say anything back. The sad thing to all this is one of my longest and dearest friends is a black man that I respect, cherish and would never think of hurting in any way with stupid racist remarks. So if you ask me if BO will resolve race issues int his country, I seriously doubt it. It takes people being willing to change thier prejudice to resolve it.

/Paul

RedHeadedHurricane
11-15-2008, 12:05 PM
What I do know that as a heterosexual white male between 25-50 years of age, in a job interview with equally skilled other candidates, I'm at the bottom of the pool. All other races, women and homosexuals have affirmative action on their side. What I know is if I create a club that is "men" only, then I'm gender prejudice. Its ok for BET to create an all black tv station with entertainers, but if I create an all white station all holy hell would break loose. If I stand up for marriage among male/female relationships then I'm prejudiced against homosexuals. Its ok for a black man to call me honkey, redneck, cracker and other names, but I had better not say anything back. The sad thing to all this is one of my longest and dearest friends is a black man that I respect, cherish and would never think of hurting in any way with stupid racist remarks. So if you ask me if BO will resolve race issues int his country, I seriously doubt it. It takes people being willing to change thier prejudice to resolve it.

/Paul


Amen to that brotha!

M Remington
11-15-2008, 01:10 PM
When I figure out which race he apts to lean towards more I'll let you know what I think. By exclaiming that, I mean if he comes off as being a more white or black person then I'll have more of an understanding of how it will effect race relations.


I can identify a white or black person by looking at them, but I'm not sure how to identify when a person "comes off as being more white or black." I voted for him because I thought he'd "come off" as American.

Patrick Johndrow
11-15-2008, 03:30 PM
What I do know that as a heterosexual white male between 25-50 years of age, in a job interview with equally skilled other candidates, I'm at the bottom of the pool. All other races, women and homosexuals have affirmative action on their side. What I know is if I create a club that is "men" only, then I'm gender prejudice. Its ok for BET to create an all black tv station with entertainers, but if I create an all white station all holy hell would break loose. If I stand up for marriage among male/female relationships then I'm prejudiced against homosexuals. Its ok for a black man to call me honkey, redneck, cracker and other names, but I had better not say anything back. The sad thing to all this is one of my longest and dearest friends is a black man that I respect, cherish and would never think of hurting in any way with stupid racist remarks. So if you ask me if BO will resolve race issues int his country, I seriously doubt it. It takes people being willing to change thier prejudice to resolve it.

/Paul

Amen...birds of a feather brother.

RedHeadedHurricane
11-15-2008, 03:54 PM
I can identify a white or black person by looking at them, but I'm not sure how to identify when a person "comes off as being more white or black." I voted for him because I thought he'd "come off" as American.

Well if you can't tell that you are either being very niave or you live a very secluded life. I'm not saying that you don't get out and do anything, I'm quite simply saying that more than likely you don't get out into the middle of things. I'm very much in the middle of all of the races in a certain line of work and I can certainly tell you there is a difference and I don't mean something bad when I say that or racisist or condesending at all. Just the fact there is a difference. There is a very different way of looking at things, cultures and such. Goes for every race.

On another note how in the hell did he come off more American than McCain? Sheeezzzzussss!

K G
11-15-2008, 04:18 PM
On another note how in the hell did he come off more American than McCain? Sheeezzzzussss!

I thought about replying to that original statement but it was just too nonsensical to address....seriously.....:rolleyes:

kg

Terry Britton
11-15-2008, 07:15 PM
I am hoping they can now get rid of the racist practice of Afirmative Action. It is silly in big corporations to see someone at Director or VP level that can barely do algebra, and barely graduated HS, while there are very well qualified people with multiple college degrees being opressed at the peon level.