Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Who's More Racist?

The connection of President Obama to Black Liberation Theology is undeniable, despite his spin wizards trying to make us believe otherwise. The "Reverend" [I put that in quotes because he isn't very reverent in my view.] Jeremiah Wright is one of the leading proponents of BLT [not being flippant, just lazy] in America. If you believe the President, his wife and children attended Wright's church without subscribing to his version of religion and racial hatred...I have some ocean front property in Arizona I want to sell you.

Read what Obama wrote, himself, about race, and his feelings on being bi-racial.

From Dreams from My Father [p.xv]:
"I ceased to advertise my mother's race at the age of 12 or 13, when I began to suspect that by doing so I was ingratiating myself with whites."
Now this was a parenthetical remark about people being surprised by him being bi-racial because he looked black and he stopped gratuitously mentioning his mother was white. My question is "WHY?" Why is the white part of his heritage any less important than the black part?

Also from Dreams on page 220, he's talking about his grandfather and stepfather, "But these men had become object lessons for me, men I might love but never emulate, white men and brown men whose fates didn't speak to my own. It was into my father's image, the black man, son of Africa, that I'd packed all the attributes I sought in myself, the attributes of Martin and Malcolm, DuBois and Mandela." Once again, he belittles the white heritage he has worked so hard to downplay all his public life.

On page 101 of Dreams
In quoting [or paraphrasing more likely] a woman, Joyce, whom he knew in his Freshman year of college, "Why should I have to choose between them?" [meaning her multiracial heritages] "It's not white people making me choose...No - it's black people [his italics, not mine] who always have to have everything racial...They're the ones who are telling me that I can't be who I am." In response to her attitude, he says, "To avoid being mistaken for a sellout, I chose my friends carefully... But this strategy alone couldn't provide the distance I wanted, from Joyce or my past. After all, there were thousands of so-called campus radicals, most of them white and tenured and happily tolerant. No, it remained necessary to prove which side you were on, to show your loyalty to the black masses, to strike out and name names." He rejects a [self described] multiracial woman because she doesn't embrace only her black heritage and ignore the rest of her heritage. He proceeds to do just what he wanted Joyce to do. Oh, he gives token acknowledgement to his white relatives, but it's his black heritage he rode during his campaign and now.

So tell me, who's more racist? Obama or the average white American?

1 comment:

g bro said...

I read the book. I found it to be honest about his experiences and feelings - not that I have independent verification, but because it rang true to what I saw others experience. Not sure who is claiming what about racism.