Jennifer E. Thomas (j3nny3lf) wrote,
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Powell, Obama and racism in America

So General Colin Powell, a man I have always respected, even if I didn't agree with his politics, has endorsed Barack Obama. Not just endorsed him, but SOUNDLY endorsed him, citing many reasons he has done so versus why he isn't backing McCain. Good, solid, well thought out reasons that make perfect sense.

So why is it today that I am hearing and reading comments about how he's only supporting Obama because they are both black men?

Racism pisses me off.

I've also been thinking about the conservative right's continually pointing out that Barrack Obama's middle name is Hussein, as if this makes him another Saddam Hussein. And the accusations that he is Muslim because his father happened to be.

The woman who gave birth to me is a psycho hose beast. Does that make me one? Hold on.. scratch that.

Anyways. About "Hussein" and Muslim..

All this really is is more racism, thinly veiled under a concern that OMG we might elect a terrorist sympathizer! Overwhelmingly, Muslims are people of darker skin tones. In America, a black man with an Arabic sort of name tends to be a Muslim, or the child of Muslims.

And anybody who says they aren't voting for Obama because he's a Muslim?

What they are really saying, just under the surface, is "I'm not voting for a nigger."

Yes, I said the N word.

May all racists end up like Archie Bunker, having their lives saved by a blood transfusion from a black person.
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