jdsmith wrote:BigJohn wrote:The whole racial politics thing in the US is a horrible mess.
Overall, I think having a half-decent POTUS like Obama has helped things, but clowns like Barry should be a source of deep embarrassment to any African American.
Obama has HELPED race relations?
Oh dood, can I hit on that?
Obama's election proved to many of us that yeah, we don't really care about race, but he personally has done jack squat to better race relations. He may just have made electing the SECOND black man impossible though. What an albatross.
Sorry, but I can't see how Obama is somehow responsible for betting race relations. If anything, you'd think many of the conservative cloth would be happy that he's not a relaxed-hair wearing, sermon giving, civil rights holler every time race DOES enter the picture. IF anything, the possibility of electing another black man to office might be hard due to --- oh let's say HIS POLICIES --- rather than because of his poor race relations. And uh, race does matter, that is if you were in the States, and not watching from your electronic Easy Boy. The GOP and right-wing nutbags have been hammering the sh*t out of him. Clinton couldn't get this fucked while during his time in office, and we all know he dayum well tried hard.