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{on Hannitiy & Colmes last night)

Magic Johnson said he CRIED when the Mesiah got elected.

I DID too.

...just for a different reason. :(
 

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I always laugh at the following:

1) when white people get mad because a black man is now president
2) white people who think their lives will be worse now since the president is black
3) when black people think their lives will now be better since a black man is president.

But really, this is not a new phenomenon. We like to see our own succeed. When one of the guys from my hometown became a starting QB in the NFL, we (the people in my town) were all proud... and I myself thought life is better now.

When one of your own makes it to the top, you feel good. Ofcourse now that I am older and wiser I realized it does not matter who is President or who is pro QB, that my paycheck will not go up, and that weekly burger I eat will not taste any better.
 

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Like every other politician, give it a couple of years and we will see if people still think the sun shines out of his ass and if he shits pure gold. I expect not.
 

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I always laugh at the following:

1) when white people get mad because a black man is now president
2) white people who think their lives will be worse now since the president is black
3) when black people think their lives will now be better since a black man is president.
I thought he was half black and half white.
 

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Then life has got to be better for everyone right?
 

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Not that is getting into racist territory. Even if your great, great, great grandmother was black and every one else what white, you're still black if you are important, and white if you're not.

This is something I have learned about this country in the last four years.

The other is that very few people consider themselves to be Americans. They are either African American, Itallian American, Irish American, Hispanic (which doesn't even have the word American in their description), Polish American, Vietnamese American etc.....

What happened to Americans?
 

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Not that is getting into racist territory. Even if your great, great, great grandmother was black and every one else what white, you're still black if you are important, and white if you're not.

This is something I have learned about this country in the last four years.

The other is that very few people consider themselves to be Americans. They are either African American, Itallian American, Irish American, Hispanic (which doesn't even have the word American in their description), Polish American, Vietnamese American etc.....

What happened to Americans?
I think it all boils down to appearance. If you are bi-racial and you look black, you're regarded as black. If you're bi-racial and you look white, than you're regarded as white. No one looks at, for example, Jennifer Beals or Wentworth Miller and sees a black person even though each has a parent that is black.

That "One drop" philosophy wont hold up in today's society. There is no way in hell a person who is blond with blues can get away with being considered black because of some long dead black ancestor.

And I agree with you, things are very different now, compared to say 30 years ago. I grew up in NYC around Irish, Blacks, Puerto Ricans, Italians, Jews, Poles, etc etc. Yeah we all took pride in where our grandparents came from, but we were all American.

These days, you don’t have new ethnic-Americans. The dynamic has changed from assimilatory and symbiotic to parasitic
 

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I'm Welsh, Danish and was born in the Middle East. What the heck does that make me?
 

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I always laugh at the following:

1) when white people get mad because a black man is now president
2) white people who think their lives will be worse now since the president is black
3) when black people think their lives will now be better since a black man is president.

But really, this is not a new phenomenon. We like to see our own succeed. When one of the guys from my hometown became a starting QB in the NFL, we (the people in my town) were all proud... and I myself thought life is better now.

When one of your own makes it to the top, you feel good. Of course now that I am older and wiser I realized it does not matter who is President or who is pro QB, that my paycheck will not go up, and that weekly burger I eat will not taste any better.
I'm not bad his black (since he's not, he's Saudi) and I'm not mad his Saudi (really, who cares). I do think it is really sad how many people voted for him because he was black, and how he made that speech in Georgia telling everyone to vote for him to prove that "we've put racism behind us". It is also disgusting that he is being paraded around as the first American American President when he is what? Like 6% African? That just proves that he was banking on the race issue to get elected. He doesn't want to be known as the first Arab president, the first African American president sounds better I guess. We can all agree he would be the first minority president, if he is even eligible to be president. I am pissed though that he has yet to prove his citizenship!

That and the fact he's a socialist. And a d-bag.
 
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