Barak Obama: Race doesn't make a difference?

@rodney850 (2145)
United States
April 11, 2008 9:31am CST
Okay Barak, it's your turn! I have always (during this election season) maintained that Barak Obama is a racist with distorted views of America. He unrelentingly preaches the plight of the African American and belittles the matter of reverse discrimination embodied in "affirmative action"! "Affirmative action" is in quotes because, in my opinion, there is nothing affirmative about it! It imposes quotas according to race and gender which in itself is predjudiced! Pat Buchanan speaks to this very subject here: http://news.yahoo.com/s/uc/20080328/cm_uc_crpbux/op_335665
2 responses
• United States
11 Apr 08
Pat Buchanan's comments really hit the nail on the head. Obama is so obviously using his skin color, not his background, experience or upbringing to blatantly use the race card for his presidential campaign for the White House. He is an eloquent well spoken speaker which IMO is very much an example of his privileged white upbringing.
@rodney850 (2145)
• United States
11 Apr 08
I guess what I don't understand about Obama is how he so easily rejects his white heritage! It seems to me that it would go more along with his political rhetoric about healing racial tensions to embrace his white culture along with his black. The truth is by doing so he would alienate his black voters who don't want anything to do with white folks!
• United States
11 Apr 08
"The truth is by doing so he would alienate his black voters who don't want anything to do with white folks!" EXACTLY!
• United States
12 Apr 08
That article doesn't really say much other than his mother made some very bad choices and got a Ph.d. So what?
@Destiny007 (5820)
• United States
11 Apr 08
Pat Buchanan definitely nailed it. Affirmative action itself is racial prejudice and discrimination, which is supposedly what it was created to correct. You cannot correct discrimination by using discrimination, it just doesn't work like that. All it does is create an uneven playing field where one could reasonably assume that those who are covered under affirmative action would not be otherwise qualified in whatever capacity without it. Whether true or not, the idea that certain individuals needed special consideration to be accepted for either schooling or work related classifications would always be there ... that these individuals just didn't measure up without the special status. Yes, Obama is something of a racist, which is truly amazing since he basically grew up in Hawaii and was raised by his white grandparents. On top of that, his roots are Kenyan and Kansan, not African and Kansan. I do believe that Obama is very confused about who he is and what he stands for.