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Obama acts "white"

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Killick, Sep 19, 2007.

  1. Killick

    Killick Well-Known Member

    Now, if you're pissed about a fellow SportsJournalists.commer saying that, check out the illustrious Rev. Jackson.


    Not a fan of Jesse. Really not a fan. (btw, would anyone in their right mind ever say someone is 'acting white' or 'acting black'? Sheesh.)
  2. Idaho

    Idaho Active Member

    But Isiah thinks his wife is a bitch.
  3. D-3 Fan

    D-3 Fan Well-Known Member

    And his daughters are hoes.

    What's wrong with having an articulate, upstanding, community-minded African-American professional running for President?
  4. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    Obama's not all the way black[/GarySheffield]
  5. Mystery_Meat

    Mystery_Meat Guest

    Apparently "articulate" is code dispariging other African-Americans. Not sure if upstanding and community-minded are as well, but we had a tl;dr discussion about articulate a few months ago. Or was that the sarcastic part?
  6. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    Nothing except there hasn't been one since Shirley Chisholm
  7. D-3 Fan

    D-3 Fan Well-Known Member

    Exactly. But the "cultural divide" between blacks has widened since Shirley and Adam Clayton Powell.
  8. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    That ain't whitey's fault.
  9. terrier

    terrier Well-Known Member

    Rev. Jackson doesn't act like he's black (or white).
    He acts like a pompous twit.
  10. Flying Headbutt

    Flying Headbutt Moderator Staff Member

    Jesse acts "clown." Big deal. He needs to STFU and make a child support payment.
  11. D-3 Fan

    D-3 Fan Well-Known Member

    Hear hear! Whitlock would be happy to read that.

    Name your beer, brother. You too FH.
  12. Jackson sharply criticized presidential hopeful and Illinois Sen. Barack Obama for “acting like he’s white” in what Jackson said has been a tepid response to six black juveniles’ arrest on attempted-murder charges in Jena, La. Jackson, who also lives in Illinois, endorsed Obama in March, according to The Associated Press.
    “If I were a candidate, I’d be all over Jena,” Jackson said after an hour-long speech at Columbia’s historically black Benedict College.
    “Jena is a defining moment, just like Selma was a defining moment,” said the iconic civil rights figure, who worked with Martin Luther King Jr. in the 1965 Selma civil rights movement and was with King at his 1968 assassination.
    Later, Jackson said he did not recall making the “acting like he’s white” comment about Obama, stressing he only wanted to point out the candidates had not seized on an opportunity to highlight the disproportionate criminal punishments black youths too often face.

    That's from The State.
    I'm assuming that the reporter's recounting something he heard first hand.
    If not, wow.
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