Sunday, January 13, 2008

Calling Obama the Great White Hope is the Same as Calling him a N-gga.

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The word N-gga means something only because Jamestown
means something.

Because because the fact that Black Wall Street got torched
means something.

Because 1968 means something.

Because acting white means something.

Because 40 acres and a mule means something.

Because Black WWII veterans got systematically robbed
and nothing has been done about it.

In 2008, I have become particularly attuned to the notion of burden sharing.
For instance, if you and I decide to go to dinner, but want me to drive
out to the boondocks because you don't want to pay for gas, or don't
want to drive, or because it is your favorite restaurant, then that
would constitute me shouldering the majority of the burden for this dinner.

In this dinner called ethnicity/race taking '08 Presidential elections,
the burden of being a n-gga or even the great white hope, based on this
article, has been shifted clearly to Black folks.

In this piece Mr. Greenberg, is trying to clown Obama for
playing the hand he was dealt. It's as if he resents the fact that
Obama can be so slick and to have the audacity to try and WIN.

At the same time, Obama doesn't threaten or discomfort whites. He doesn't strike them as wronged or impatient, or as the spokesman of a long-subjugated minority group or even as someone particularly culturally different from themselves. As much Kansan as Kenyan, Obama does not descend from families who suffered American slavery or Jim Crow. His family tree has fewer slaves than slaveholders, fewer chains than Cheneys.
There would be NO NEED for a great white hope if the
Great Negro
Stereotype weren't on the other side of the coin.
Willie Horton anyone?




I am all for a critique of Obama, or any of the candidates. Wasn't
I talking about Huckabee last week? But please, don't bring out
the magnify glass and forget your mirror. Not this year.
Last year, I wrote a lot about that fact that there is a thin
line between resentment and love and I think that is at work here.

That people want to cheer for you, but simultaneously resent
you when you win. It's tiring.

Americans (infer garden variety White voters) are NOT going to
for him if he hammers race down their throats.

Americans, get uncomfortable if you talk about race at
happy hour, the lunch hour, or too loudly on the train.

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Is David Greenberg simply just hating or does
he have a point?

Obama, the Great White Hope, or the Negro that Hate Produced?
^^^^thats so good and egregious I just surprised MYSELF.

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5 comments:

Torrance Stephens bka All-Mi-T said...

like i said hatter every where we go....and that clinto dame, i tell ya....Hill asked Bily Sheehan to resign (her former co chair) fo saying what Bob Johnson said. I know Johnson has raised millions for the Clintons and even vactions with them. Why she cant apologioze or repudiate what he said too....u dont mind if i add u to the rol do u folk?

Model Minority said...

go head and add me my dude.
It's an honor.

Yeah.

Imma start keeping a list of otta pocket Clinton camp cats SAY about Obama that CURIOUSLY Hillary ain't saying herself.

This has been the third time in a month that that ish has happened.

Illaim said...

-----In this dinner called ethnicity/race taking '08 Presidential elections,
the burden of being a n-gga or even the great white hope, based on this
article, has been shifted clearly to Black folks.-----

Co Sign..

-------But please, don't bring out
the magnify glass and forget your mirror. Not this year.-----------

Co Sign Part Duex

----Americans (infer garden variety White voters) are NOT going to
for him if he hammers race down their throats.---------------

I agree with you cept I don’t think he has to hammer race down there throats, race is like Castor oil to most white people, it only takes a teaspoon of it to twist up their face


"As much Kansan as Kenyan, Obama does not descend from families who suffered American slavery or Jim Crow. His family tree has fewer slaves than slaveholders, fewer chains than Cheneys"


Greenberg has a point I’m not mad at him for pointing out the truths of Obamas background


Obama is The Negro Hate produced, sadly..... we all no matter our actions or thought processes are the Negros hate produced....

When talking about Obama in particular, he is the manifestation of what White hate has allowed “reasonable” European Americans to comfortably accept

neo said...

Honestly I think the hate 'Bama has been getting hate 'cos of his age not even his race..I mean peep what Andre Young (MLK's dude) said today on CNN and I quote, "Clinton is about as black if not blacker than Obama."

**record needle scratch**

hol up...

Clinton a white caucasoid about as black as Obama a negroid?

Model Minority said...

Clinton a white caucasoid about as black as Obama a negroid?
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Goes to show you how malleable Blackness is and how its always judged against whiteness.

Think about it.
Would "nigga" be as controversial of a word if we were never enslaved here?

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