were you ready for a black president?

@leahsmom (338)
United States
September 23, 2009 2:16pm CST
I just found out that in Mississippi they still have segregated proms in the year 2009. There was a poll that said like 20% of ther people said they weren't ready for a black president.I thin people give him such a hard time because he's black.
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@xfahctor (14126)
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
23 Sep 09
"I just found out that in Mississippi they still have segregated proms in the year 2009." I just did a little research in to this. Apparently it is actually organized by the students. It shocks me that kids would voluntarily initiate this in 2009, but I also am gathering from what I see it is more about cultural identity and celebration rather than racial hatred towards each other. the schools, being intigrated and institutional segrigation being ilegal could not and would not do this. These are private functions done by the students and outside the authority of the schools and with out the blessing of the school district officials or school faculty and administration. Still bizzare. "There was a poll that said like 20% of ther people said they weren't ready for a black president" could you provide a link to this poll? "I think people give him such a hard time because he's black. " THIS is what really set me off. It is not only absolutely unfounded and inacurate, it is a divisive mentality. Lets take a look at some pretty massive tea party rallies.....tell me are these people oposing Obama because he is black? PLEASE do watch the vieos before you answer that, it will be blatently obvious if you don't... Mason Weaver http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xb-VjuZ3p5g Kevin Jackson http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=msT1W2WCp2Y Lloyd Marcus http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AI8-9cnu_qU Deneen Borelli http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dh_ApB3VcM8 Rev C.L. Bryant (THIS guy should run for president!) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=124geu01qFk Lenny McAllister http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tqVW2B0RVM0 Tom Chandler http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CD2thB47sbA Kenneth Gladney http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UETLveuFPsE Alan Keyes http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cK3HTPpKXg4 James T. Harris http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_vm7Vckdd4A Willie Lawson http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=70Ksfrpyllw "Alphonzo" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qo305UijfY8 Catherine Davis http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WyLCpdFBM7A random atendee #1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HC36t4Bpm7Y random attendee #2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DibELNktM9w "Brother Ray" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=idmNS8QcJ90 Angela McGlowan http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bLdDpXIlLq8
@anniepa (27280)
• United States
23 Sep 09
Here it is: http://www.cbsnews.com/htdocs/pdf/May08b-RaceMain.pdf?tag=contentMain;contentBody This poll was taken in June, shortly after Obama had cinched the Democratic nomination. Annie
@xfahctor (14126)
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
23 Sep 09
Awesome! thankis annie! Ok, from what I see here, the general statement in the original post that "20 percent don't think america is ready for a black president", is more acurately described as "20 percent of americans didn't think the country would vote for a black president" It wasn't a 20% lack of faith in a potential black president, or 20% of the country being racialy hatefull towards a potential black president, the poll showed a 20% lack of faith in the voting public to elect a black president. Big difference. Again, thanks for the link, annie.
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@anniepa (27280)
• United States
23 Sep 09
You're right, X, I think that's the case with many polls, it's all in how the questions are interpreted. I sure wish we could stop being so divisive but I don't see that happening anytime soon. Annie
23 Sep 09
To be honest I am suprised and very dissapointed that such disgusting behaviour can still be allowed in some places. Mississippi has suprised me with various rules recently and I just can't believe something as hatred as this is allowed to take place. Anyway, I am from England but I don't see what effect having a black president has apart from it being positive. The fact people make such a big deal about someone's skin colour in this day and age is really very sad. I don't have much time to hear about people who are predujiced against him because he is black.
@xfahctor (14126)
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
23 Sep 09
"Mississippi has suprised me with various rules recently and I just can't believe something as hatred as this is allowed to take place" It isn't a rule, it can't be a rule, it would be completely and utterly ILEGAL. This is completely organized by students, of BOTH races. It is more about cultural identity celebration rather than racial hatred. It's strange in modern society, but still, I am not really oposed to a people celebrating their heretige. It isn't sanctioned by the schools, it isn't sponsored by the schools it isn't even part of the schools, it would completely ilegal for the schools or the local governments to do this to do this. So, What Other rules would you be refering to that suprise you comming out of Missippi? "The fact people make such a big deal about someone's skin colour in this day and age is really very sad" AGREED! so I wish people would stop perpetuating it.
@PeacefulWmn9 (10424)
• United States
24 Sep 09
It saddens and maddens me that such a thing as discrimination, prejudice, and all of that exists with regard to almost anything. But...I was more than ready for a "good" president, whatever race, religion, gender...I have no prejudice, and I do think we got the best candidate for the job, given the state of our country and the world. Karen
@anniepa (27280)
• United States
23 Sep 09
First of all, welcome to myLot and here's hoping you enjoy yourself here and make lots of great friends like I have! You have dared to enter into a rather "dangerous" area here, I'm afraid. There's so much sensitivity on this issue these days it's hard to know what is acceptable to say and what isn't! I recall there was a poll in my own state of Pennsylvania that said 20% or more weren't "ready" for a black President. Somehow acknowledging that NOW is called "divisive" or it's said to be implying that everyone who disagrees with anything Obama says or does is a racist and that is NOT the case. To answer your question, yes, I was ready for a black President. I'm also ready for a woman President, a Hispanic President, a Jewish President, an Asian President or a gay President. I'm always ready and ready to vote for whoever is the best person for the job! Annie
@coolcoder (2019)
• United States
23 Sep 09
To be very specific, the man isn't black; he's interracial. People don't make that distinction, either because they don't want to, or they honestly don't know. As for the worn-out argument that people give Barry a hard time because of his race, I think that's bull. People don't like the man's policies because these policies are not in the best interests of the country as a whole. The very fact that America voted someone who's even half-black should tell you something about the strides that have been made in this country. Give the voters some credit.