Bitter Words for Barack Obama

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“The Boondocks” creator spoke his mind while at Earlham College the other night, and came off sounding like a bit of a d*k in the process:

“The Boondocks,” comic strip and animated series creator Aaron McGruder entertained, intrigued and outraged his audience at Earlham College on Monday night.

Appearing at the college for Martin Luther King Jr. Day, McGruder answered questions posed by the audience and by associate professor James Logan. Mixing political opinion and satire is hard to do in comics and cartoons, he said. “It’s not having a statement, it’s entertaining people so they listen.”

On the eve of President Barack Obama’s inauguration, McGruder is “cautiously pessimistic” about the presidency. “I don’t think you’re going to see any dramatic change from Barack Obama,” said McGruder, who wore a “Boondocks” T-shirt over a black long-sleeve shirt and jeans. “I’m hoping he proves me completely wrong.”

McGruder bases his opinions of the U.S. presidency on the 2000 election and how nothing has been done since then to change the election system. “It was a sham then … It’s got to still be a sham,” McGruder said. “I don’t want to rain on anyone’s parade, but it’s what I tend to do.”

On the topic of race and ethnicity, McGruder said that to him, Obama is not black because he is not a descendant of a slave. “The person who is one of us in the White House is Michelle Obama and her momma,” McGruder said.

His comments outraged Dionne Robinson, 44, of Richmond. “I want my $5 back,” she said. “It’s one thing to have an opinion, but he doesn’t have any facts. He needs to go back to college.”

Robinson said that people were enslaved in many parts of the world, not just in America.

Her son, Zane Robinson, 14, of Richmond watches “The Boondocks,” but was disappointed by the show’s creator. “He’s nothing like his show,” Zane said. “I thought it was kind of boring. His answers were long and they didn’t make any sense.”

Sounds like this dude just likes to be controversial. And when the freak will these busters stop talking all that gahbage about Barack not being Black?? Elevate, suckas.

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  • Hannibal

  • Vinandi

    oh dear, am just about to have a nigga moment!

  • Bran Bran

    Some people talk just to hear their voice. I agree with you, he’s seeking to stir up a bit of controversy!

  • politicallyincorrect

    If you wanted to hear someone preach to their choir than you shouldn’t go see someone like McGruder. His show and comic strip are controversial and always have been

  • Skrean Nayme

    Let me get this straight…his dad is from Kenya, but yet he’s not a decendant of a black? SMH

  • Bran Bran

    And one more thing…this brother questioning someone’s ethnicity? He is a bit light and that hair isn’t exactly screaming African descent! (giving him the “oh no you not talking during church” side eye!)

  • Anonymous3 - the fire sign

    idot, some Africans were enslaved in Africa…..whose to say that Baracks ancestors werent enslaved…this guy is an idiot…the reality is this, Barack is a man, he is not a super hero, I don’t look at him as the answer to all of America’s prayers…but he signifies a sign of change in that America has finally gotten over the color of someone’s skin and united in saying regardless of what color he is, he can run our country as good as if not better than anyone else…..

  • BLESSED

    HE MUST HAVE SOME STINK MEANER AND UNCLE RUCKUS IN HIS BLOOD. I LOVED THE SHOW BUT HE REALLY IS OFF BASE FOR THESE COMMENTS

  • http://guidelive.com Soulwriter

    Who is he to tell anyone who’s black and who’s not?!? HIS FATHER CAME DIRECTLY FROM THE MOTHERLAND, WHAT ELSE DO YOU WANT?!? BOOOOO!!!

  • britneybritney

    He’s an idiot. If you really want to get technical, Barack Obama is African American in every sense of the word. He is the descendant of Africans(on his father’s side) and he was born in America!! Aaron McGruder is about to make a lot of people hate him.

  • PURPPLE

    lol@the fact yall think just cause you from Africa you was a slave.hahahahaha

    they didn’t expect this but they watch the Boondocks…wtf is wrong with people. REFUND DENIED

    Thats ok Aaron, not everyone can ride the fantasy white horse all the time, some of us actually use objective thought and reasoning.

  • Hannibal

    YOU CANT GET MAD AT HIM BECUZ HE IS TELLIN THE TRUTH…

  • bb

    What does black have to do with being the decendant of a slave.
    Is that the definition of being black?
    This brother needs to let it go .
    Jealousy is a desease

  • QUEEN TINA

    ya know what, I have an opinion too, stick with the cartoons nigga, its what you do best.

  • J=G

    just by looking at his complexion, you can tell that he’s not entirely from African descent. That, my friends, is the definition of irony. And contradiction. And oxymoron.

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