Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Racism in America

Chicago Bears head coach Lovie Smith wants African-Americans to “be patient and look into the future,” setting aside any disappointment in President Obama to actively support his campaign for a second term.
“Our future’s looking bright, because I trust the man who’s leading us. And that man is Barack Obama,”  Smith, 53, says in a new Obama campaign Web video to promote the group African-Americans for Obama. What if the group was called Irish-Americans for Cain, what would the media say that implied?
“I have the president’s back, and it’s up to us as African-Americans to show that we have his back also.”
Ninety-six percent of black voters in the latest ABC News-Washington Post poll say they approve of the way Obama has handled his job, while just 3 percent do not. Is this Racist? White people are split on their support but blacks overwhelmingly support Mr. Obama...why is that?
Is it Racist to vote for someone because of the color of their skin?
Is it Racist to publicly support one person over another, because of the color of their skin?
Is it Racist to promote and organize one ethnic group to vote against another ethnic group based on skin color?

What if a white coach was publicly supporting Senator Cain over his challenger, Senator Obama because Mr. Cain is white and white people must stick together?
What if that had been said?
Would that be Racist?

Is this man a Racist for not supporting Mr. Obama? 

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