Quote of The Day

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Time Magazine asked Barack Obama some questions yesterday:

How do you deal with the idea that some people might not vote for you because of your race?

“Racism is a function of our society. There are some people who aren’t going to vote for me because I’ve got big ears. Part of my optimism about Americans is that I don’t think they expect me to be deracialized in order to represent them.”

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Comments

  • X-man

    1st!

  • Rico LOve

    first lol that 4 in a row

  • Rico LOve

    damn u xman

  • X-man

    lol. . . Word up Rico?

  • Sun Goddess

    Well, Obama, that is a nice compliment of Americans, but we have a long way to go to get where we are not deracialized.

  • http://vanelirocks.blogspot.com Vaneli

    I agree Sun Goddess.

  • Speed Racer

    better hearing this than listenting to Jessie and Sharpton’s 40-year rhetoric.

  • Bahama Mama

    I like Obama, but the fact remains ain’t no way in hell he’s gonna be the next Pres. and it’s sad he might actually do some good in office

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    WUS UP BMAMA RUN OBAMA RUN

  • Bahama Mama

    Hey!!! Roey, long time no see-y!!!

  • me

    finally a topic and person worth discussing!!! my bf and i were just talking about obama.i really hope people can look past his color and hear the man.

  • Jamie

    Who is going to believe that lie Obama? I don’t they hung Blk people for having big ears. This whole race doesn’t matter is bogus.

  • me

    to bahama mama and anyone else who thinks he can’t make it as president: if you support him and think he could rock the office, make sure your voice is heard. don’t be discouraged by what may seem like other’s ignorance. do your thing and encourage/insist others around you do the same.

    it worries me when i hear our people say that just b/c it makes me wonder if they will still vote if the believe his defeat is inevitable. i’m not saying that you are one of these people bm but your statement reminded me of some who think that way.

  • nahnah

    haha, i’m glad he acknowledged his big ass ears, lolol!

  • Shawn08

    Even if Obama loses out to Hillary, don’t you think voting for him will put AMERICA on notice????… I have heard people say they will not vote for Obama because they know he won’t win. Black America, please wake-up!!!…

    Don’t make decisions based off of the media…DO YOUR RESEARCH… Obama is a great candidate…

  • TS

    Yall are some idiots. By comparing people who won’t vote for him because of his race to people who won’t vote for him cause he has big ears, he exposes them as the trivial fools they are. The point is, he doesn’t take racists seriously, just like he doesn’t take people who hate his big ears seriously. he’s saying they have no power over him. In other words, he don’t give a phuck about whether or not some racist cracker is gonna vote for him, he’s reaching out to fair minded people and getting them to the polls is the key to his winning. And it looks like it’s working in Iowa, the state that must be won in order to win the nomination. Because just last week, he overtook Hillary in Iowa and is now leading.

    This is what I like about Obama. Unlike Jesse and Al and the majority of African Americans who think the white man is god, he ain’t spending his days worrying about some racist white folks. Who cares?! He doesn’t need their votes to win. All he has to do is turn out decent white folks and enough intelligent free thinking black people, and he’s got it on lock.

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  • tlatrice

    @ TS

    Yall are some idiots. By comparing people who won’t vote for him because of his race to people who won’t vote for him cause he has big ears, he exposes them as the trivial fools they are. The point is, he doesn’t take racists seriously, just like he doesn’t take people who hate his big ears seriously. he’s saying they have no power over him. In other words, he don’t give a phuck about whether or not some racist cracker is gonna vote for him, he’s reaching out to fair minded people and getting them to the polls is the key to his winning.

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    Co-sign!

    I think people are missing the point of what he said. They just saw that he didn’t go Dave Chappelle on ’em and say ‘F@ck ’em then!’ so they missed it. He didn’t say that Americans were deracialized – in fact, the very first line says the exact opposite – racism is a function of our society. Give Obama a break!

  • Nita

    frank

    Won’t vote for you because you have ‘big ears’ ?

    ———

    except it’s true. just as there are folks out there right now who swear up and down they’d never vote for him strictly because his middle name is ‘hussein’. people have weird reasons not to vote for someone. better to make fun of his ears than state the real reason, you know what i mean?

  • AND...

    cutie pie

    Ok let me be the first and only to say and be real..I am voting for obama mainly because he is black dammit.

    I respect your honestly.

  • andie

    I love Barack to death, but he really needs to start making more intelligent comments. Aside from that, he needs to start clarifying where he stands on issues. The whole “run around” thing was fine in the beginning, because everyone does it. I feel like he’s in the grey about almost everything, including race.

    Brotha, you’re a brotha and you have to be 10 times better and they still might not vote for your ass. Big ears. SMH. ‘Nuff said.

  • Angel_Minded

    And the propaganda begins…

  • Speed Racer

    Obama ’08

  • TS

    Andie,

    What has Obama not been clear on? What issues is he running around, exactly?

  • kdogg

    Apparently someone thinks he’s intelligent enough. Look at the money he has raised and the fact that he has a legitimate shot at winning.

    His response was very intelligent and apparently went over some of your heads. Racism will always exist. He is not counting on the discriminators to vote for him. He’s counting on those people that are intelligent enough to think for themselves instead of just going with the status quo. Those people are the ones most likely to understand his response.

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