All the racial healing

nytimes.com/2016/07/14/us/mo … finds.html

[quote]Sixty-nine percent of Americans say race relations are generally bad, one of the highest levels of discord since the 1992 riots in Los Angeles during the Rodney King case, according to the latest New York Times/CBS News poll.

The poll, conducted from Friday, the day after the killing of five Dallas police officers, until Tuesday, found that six in 10 Americans say race relations were growing worse, up from 38 percent a year ago.

Racial discontent is at its highest point in the Obama presidency and at the same level as after the riots touched off by the 1992 acquittal of Los Angeles police officers charged in Mr. King’s beating.[/quote]

`Nuther poll:

washingtontimes.com/news/201 … bama-poll/

[quote]For the first time in his presidency, a majority of Americans believe race relations have gotten worse under President Obama.

Sixty percent of respondents in a Rasmussen poll released Tuesday said race relations have deteriorated under Mr. Obama, the highest mark since he was elected eight years ago. That number is up 18 points since 2014, when 42 percent said the relationship between the races had worsened.

Just 9 percent said race relations have gotten better under the first black president, and 28 percent said they have stayed about the same.[/quote]

He’s a real piece of light work.

When white people (including trolling turds, just for the record) hate and fear black people, it’s racism.

When black people hate and fear white people, it’s just paying attention.

:thumbsup:

Just curious if there is any room in your echo chamber for cookies, curries, puppies, sunsets, hikes, comic books, coffee in the afternoon, or is it like an agenda driven single guest podcast running all day long on the interior speakers?

Just spitballing here, but I bet it’s not unlike the voices on non-stop repeat play inside the benighted skulls of dudes like David Berkowitz and Mark David Chapman

One factor is that Obama’s presidency has caused racists to become totally apoplectic, and as such more emboldened and vocal. The amount of racism in the US hasn’t changed; it has just become more visible. Obama has done nothing to fuel racism; it so happens that his dark skin enrages racists.

The other factor is the ubiquity of video technology, which has plainly exhibited police bias and brutality against black people. Remember, the LA riots all started from police brutality against an already subdued black man being caught on video, and despite the damning evidence, the cops were let go. And similar injustices, including unarmed black people being killed by cops, continues to happen, fueling people’s passions. This has nothing to do with Obama.

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Ah, Chris. Always handy with the convoluted effort to explain away the obvious and shift the blame. Steely Dan has nothing on you.

Dudes, it’s obvious! It’s totally Obama’s fault that the OP has used the phrase “mixed-race douchebag” to describe Obama on this forum. And if you think that’s a shitty thing to write, well, that just proves YOU are the REAL racist! YOU are the one preventing racial healing! Goddamn PC SJW liberal racists stopping me from my god-given right to say “mixed-race douchebag”! How un-American! You racist freedom-haters you!!


Jamelle Boule had a piece about this in Slate recently:

[quote]In the national shouting match over racism, discrimination, and American policing that we’ve conducted since the tragedies in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Falcon Heights, Minnesota, and Dallas, one refrain stands out from all the others in its oily tendentiousness. Barack Obama has made the racial divide worse.

There’s a good chance you’ve heard this before. It sprouted up in the fever swamps of the right wing [AHEM!] after the president gave his sympathy to the family of Trayvon Martin in the wake of the teenager’s death in 2012…

To blame Obama for discord—rather than the actual abuses and inequalities that drive the reaction—is a classic example of anti-anti-racism, wherein efforts to address and combat racial bias are reckoned a larger problem than the bias itself. And in the same way, Obama’s willingness to speak to and for black Americans as a black American marks him as the real racist, maligned for acknowledging the reality of racism. It’s a bizarro view of American life where racial discord is caused by speaking out about discrimination, not by discrimination itself.[/quote]

[quote=“Chris”]One factor is that Obama’s presidency has caused racists to become totally apoplectic, and as such more emboldened and vocal. The amount of racism in the US hasn’t changed; it has just become more visible. Obama has done nothing to fuel racism; it so happens that his dark skin enrages racists.

The other factor is the ubiquity of video technology, which has plainly exhibited police bias and brutality against black people. Remember, the LA riots all started from police brutality against an already subdued black man being caught on video, and despite the damning evidence, the cops were let go. And similar injustices, including unarmed black people being killed by cops, continues to happen, fueling people’s passions. This has nothing to do with Obama.

[/quote]Oh, come on, before Obama you never saw posters of the President dressed as a witchdoctor, or with a bone through his nose, or sitting in a field of watermelons on the White House lawn. This proves Obama has increased racist feelings.

[quote=“lostinasia”]Dudes, it’s obvious! It’s totally Obama’s fault that the OP has used the phrase “mixed-race douchebag” to describe Obama on this forum. And if you think that’s a shitty thing to write, well, that just proves YOU are the REAL racist! YOU are the one preventing racial healing! Goddamn PC SJW liberal racists stopping me from my god-given right to say “mixed-race douchebag”! How un-American! You racist freedom-haters you!!


Jamelle Boule had a piece about this in Slate recently:

[quote]In the national shouting match over racism, discrimination, and American policing that we’ve conducted since the tragedies in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Falcon Heights, Minnesota, and Dallas, one refrain stands out from all the others in its oily tendentiousness. Barack Obama has made the racial divide worse.

There’s a good chance you’ve heard this before. It sprouted up in the fever swamps of the right wing [AHEM!] after the president gave his sympathy to the family of Trayvon Martin in the wake of the teenager’s death in 2012…

To blame Obama for discord—rather than the actual abuses and inequalities that drive the reaction—is a classic example of anti-anti-racism, wherein efforts to address and combat racial bias are reckoned a larger problem than the bias itself. And in the same way, Obama’s willingness to speak to and for black Americans as a black American marks him as the real racist, maligned for acknowledging the reality of racism. It’s a bizarro view of American life where racial discord is caused by speaking out about discrimination, not by discrimination itself.[/quote][/quote]

Sorry to go a bit on a tangent, but Jamelle Boule’s comments strike me as equally appropriate to Taiwan. Whenever any Green speaks out about the bigotry and fascism that the KMT enacted on the BSR and in favor of WSR (and to line their own coffers), the Blues scream about how the Greens are fostering ethnic discord. As if the murder, massacres, martial law, bigotry and cultural myopia didn’t cause it.

The bottom line is that race relations have gotten far better under Ozymandias, and that was not expected by his supporters. Trying to shift blame is a poor substitute for delivering on promises. And no one who failed to predict this has any business offering explanations after the fact of how it happened.

It would be nice to have a president we don’t need to make excuses for.

Acting out in Milwaukee:

http://www.infowars.com/video-black-lives-matter-rioters-target-whites-for-beat-downs/

http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/local/crime/article103009432.html

[quote]All lanes of Interstate 85 were reopened early Wednesday but still littered with some rocks and glass after a night of protests over an officer-involved shooting of an African-American man in the University City area. The officer was also African-American.
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Suppose they were both white?

Facts aren’t facts if they’re racist. They’re hate facts.

Off the plantation:

[quote]
Erica Garner, the daughter of police chokehold victim Eric Garner, ripped the Hillary Clinton campaign in a series of tweets Thursday after new campaign emails released by WikiLeaks showed how the Democratic nominee’s staffers discussed the death of her father.

“I’m troubled by the revelation that you and this campaign actually discussed ‘using’ Eric Garner … Why would you want to ‘use my dad?” Garner tweeted along with a link to emails released by WikiLeaks. “These people will co opt anything to push their agenda. Police violence is not the same as gun violence.[/quote]
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A reminder:

Trump has done a lot to improve race relations, and bring blacks to the Republican party in the process. That’s why we have these riots. Part of their purpose is to undo what he has accomplished.

Therefore he must undo what they are doing. And to that end, he must undo Antifa.