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    Default What does BHO’s Election Mean for Race Relations

    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……
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    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.

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    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...
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    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...........

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    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.

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    If you believe the Gallup organization.

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    Quote Originally Posted by badbullgator View Post
    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.



    Quote Originally Posted by badbullgator View Post
    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.
    Quote Originally Posted by badbullgator View Post
    I am not trying to start anything negative and hope this can be kept civil and not become offensive……

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    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.

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    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.
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