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Old 07-09-2014, 01:31 AM
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It's actually a Leftwing hit piece from a Leftwing source...So it's all OK people...Nothing to see here...Move along...

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The WHAT in the White House?

Well-heeled West Villagers will be in for a rude surprise when they open the latest copy of their local newspaper and see the headline, “The N—-r in the White House” — except without the dashes.

The shocking headline in the WestView News is a reference to President Obama and sits at the top of Page 15 above an opinion piece that criticizes what it calls the anti-black “racism” of far-right voters.

The convoluted screed by author and journalist James Lincoln Collier is actually a pro-Obama piece — but that didn’t stop West Villagers from decrying the printing of the slur.

Columnist Alvin Hall wrote a piece called “The Headline Offends Me,” which ran below Collier’s column.

“It’s disrespectful in any context to refer to the president of the United States as the N-word,” said one West Villager, Eugene May.

“If you were quoting something or referring to the historic context of the word being used, I can understand the justification,” said May, 31.

Any ironic intent in calling Obama by the word was no consolation, he said.
“It seems he’s just using it for shock value,” May added.

Fellow West Villager Joe Megie, a self-described “black Republican,” also blasted the headline.

“My first take is, it’s sad,” said Megie, 38, the CFO of Gay Men’s Health Crisis.

What, neighbors wondered, was the neighborhood monthly’s 86-year-old editor/publisher, George Capsis, thinking?

“The editorial staff continues to object” to the use of the word, Capsis writes in a head-scratcher of an explanation.
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Old 07-09-2014, 01:40 AM
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Freedom of speech says he can say what he wants. Folks don't have to read it.
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Old 07-09-2014, 01:45 AM
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Freedom of speech says he can say what he wants. Folks don't have to read it.
I'm not arguing the legality of it...

I'm arguing the acceptance of it in the social arena...
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Old 07-09-2014, 02:44 AM
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Default Re: Obama called the N-word in headline

As usual of late, the story about the story gets out before the actual story.

The article is an opinion about Obama, elections and politics:
THE NIGGER IN THE WHITE HOUSE | WestView News
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The uproar in the press at the stunning defeat of Eric Cantor, the former majority leader of the House, “unrivaled in the history of Congressional primaries,” according to the New York Times, has shown a spotlight on the persistence of racism in the United States. The newspaper reports have said that Cantor was “insufficiently conservative” on issues like immigration. This is undoubtly true; but it covers a greater and more important truth: Cantor was defeated mainly because his opponent, a man happily named Brat, was able to tie him to Obama in the minds of voters. Again according to the Times, Brat’s most effective campaign tool was a photograph showing Cantor standing next to the president. Brat took it for granted that a connection to Obama would be disliked by the voters in question. The Times added that such conservative Republicans have “a vocal base that demands unflinching opposition” to Obama and are “determined to stage confrontations with the president at every juncture.”

Presidents have been subjected to stinging attacks before. Franklin Roosevelt was royally hated by conservatives for his advocacy of social programs and support for unions; and Lincoln was shot for his tolerance of the recent enemy. Ironically, Obama has never strongly pushed for the strong social programs liberals expected of him. He has, indeed, been quite passive in his approach to governing. Conservatives ought therefore to have recognized that for a Democrat Obama was about as good as they could get. But, says the Times, “any hint of cooperation with the president” was the kiss of death for candidates in conservative territory.

It is possible to draw only one conclusion: these far right voters hate Obama because he is black. The simple truth is that there is still in America an irreducible measure of racism. A large minority have for some six years have been quietly angry that they must have in the White House a member of an inferior class of people. Until recently. however, they have felt constrained to keep their mouths shut. But America’s increasing tolerance of far right opinion has made racism more acceptable, so long as it can be disguised, however thinly, as politics.

Unfortunately, the media, including the New York Times, has been wary of addressing this issue. In its reporting on the subject it says only that Cantor’s problem was his support for immigration reform, including the legalization of people who had been smuggled in as children. There is no doubt that easing of restrictions on immigration, which basically means admitting more Hispanics from Central and South America, is opposed by substantial numbers of Americans. So doing is entirely consistent with what we know about the behavior of groups, about which I have written in WestView before. Groups don’t like strangers, and to non-Hispanic Americans these Central Americans are strangers, with a different language and set of folkways.

But blacks are seen as even more “different.” In this viewpoint, Obama is not “one of us” to many Americans and is therefore, if not exactly the enemy, at least an outsider.

One of the great surprises of this particular election was that the polls consistently showed that Cantor had a huge lead over Brat. The polls were not just slightly off, as they often are, but dramatically wrong. Nobody should have been surprised. Clearly, a whole lot of people who would not admit to a stranger on the phone to being racist, in the polling booths did what their hearts urged them to do: vote against Obama, even though he wasn’t on the ballot. And one of the results of the Brat victory is that we are unlikely to see another black candidate for president for some time to come; the risks are too great for major political parties to take.
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Personally, I think that the Black Community should have claimed and mainstreamed this word generations ago. Once upon a time, it didn't have the same level of negative association that it does today. I'm not saying that it was a term of affection, but I remember old folks using it more as a term of condescension than hatred. (I also remember some people using it with plenty of hatred.)

It is not an unpleasant word as far as pronunciation goes.

And there is precedent. Other terms of derision have been adopted and revised by their intended targets as well. For examples, "Yankee," "redneck," "nerd," "Philadelphia."
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As usual of late, the story about the story gets out before the actual story.

The article is an opinion about Obama, elections and politics:
THE NIGGER IN THE WHITE HOUSE | WestView News
Salty my dear gal, if you would have read everything redd wrote you would have realized the story was a hit piece on the right. The author was illustrating how racist we were/are. Of course this man must live in a very cloistered setting as I do not know anyone who is as racists as this guy portrays.

READING COMPREHENSION salty. I thought we went over this last night.
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As usual of late, the story about the story gets out before the actual story.

The article is an opinion about Obama, elections and politics:
THE NIGGER IN THE WHITE HOUSE | WestView News
So Cantor, a white guy, was defeated in a Republican primary by Brat, a white guy, in a predominately white district with no black guys running, and Cantor lost due to standing next to Obama, a black guy, in a photo op.
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I didn't read the piece. Ya know what I thought when I saw the story? My first thought was that this is some left winger using the N word to grab headlines and that he thinks because he is a lefty he can get by with it. I thought "What a turd" Now he got the attention he wanted but by you and not me. That's sort of funny huh? Almost ironic.


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It's actually a Leftwing hit piece from a Leftwing source...So it's all OK people...Nothing to see here...Move along...

Obama called the N-word in headline

Funny how your actual article belies your claim of "it's all OK people"...
Seemed to be filled with people saying it's NOT okay.

And plus, I find it funny how such comments insinuate you know the motives of others...
... kind of like how some people proclaim others as racist on very little to no evidence.

So is it okay when you do that and not them to you?
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The double standard and hypocrisy on the left is mind-blowing.

My right nut says, overall, the left will exhibit zero outrage over this. But if a conservative piece called Barry a n*gger, holy f*ck there would be all kinds of hell to pay and they wouldn't shut up about it for years.

But this was a liberal piece so it's acceptable.

When liberals start using the same standards for everyone I'll take them a lot more seriously.

So, to review, disagreeing with Obama means you're a racist. Calling him a n*gger is okay as long as you're a liberal.

Nice f*cking logic.
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