first black president?

I wonder, if Obama gets to be president whether he will consider himself to be the first black president .... that will go a long way in my mind toward proving whether he is a racist or not.  The direct question would be: " Obama you are mixed-racial, 50-50? (or something)- why the first black president?


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  1. black president
  2. white president
  3. nobama
  4. racism
  5. anti obama

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Mark de LA says
Apparently Seth's racism still holds to the "one drop theory" for Obama [see: item 10001] marked private by the self-appointed moderator of the group funnypages. Given the other dross which populates that group I have appointed myself the resurrector of valuble items & placed it here.
I will apply Mendel genetics & call him 50-50 in the absence of a family tree to the contrary & keep the item open for discussion & debate. 


Seth says
Well, yes,  answering the question that he is the first  multi-ethnic president would be brilliant.  

Mark de LA says
seth 2008-05-03 15:00:11 10003
Mark, according to your own words: "I say that anyone who uses the distinctions of race to  politicize" you are a racist, see his 714 because saying "that will go a long way in my mind toward proving whether he is a racist or not" is a direct attempt to politicize according to race.  Now you are even parsing the proportions of black blood as if it mattered in the slightest.

So are you saying that, if he wins, you will not consider him the first black president? 

The only thing that would make Obama a racist is if what he has said or done anything that was racist (by the common sense definition not your idealistic notion).  So before you call Barak a racist,  I challenge you to find a single instance of racism in his speech or actions.     <snip ad hominem bullshit>
It was really a double jeopardy question proposed to Obama. If he answers other than he is the first multi-ethnic president ( or dodges the question slightly by saying he is the president for all human-Americans) then he is NOT racist by my definition & only a racist one drop theory will give him the title of the first black president.  Frankly, if he were to take such a non-racist stand & decline such a title as the first black president he would go a long way toward instantiating 714 & hence hammer the final nails in the coffin of racism.
     But he won't.
I bring it up because the Democrat party & the media will shit their pants trumpeting a new first if he gets the nomination.

Mark de LA says
What those of us who believe that 714 is not just an ideal (me!) here's the solution. Turn the distinctions of race into similar meme as racism has become.  Those who are good at making memes such as TV advertisers & movie makers & the NLP crowd would probably not take long to come up with some very good vehicles to spread the meme. Make race & racism politically incorrect. The seeds are already there - accelerate their growth.

Mark de LA says
Something rather interesting in the context of this item is the name of O's book is: Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance - the subtitle should tell you something i.e. it's probably still about race.  

Seth says
M 2008-05-18 08:44:20 10003
Something rather interesting in the context of this item is the name of O's book is: Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance - the subtitle should tell you something i.e. it's probably still about race.  
Yep he wrote a book about it.  It does not come as a surprise to me that one aspiring to be the first mixed race president of the US should study the race matter carefully and express his experiences publically. 

Mark de LA says
seth 2008-05-19 10:00:48 10003
M 2008-05-19 09:26:29 10003
seth 2008-05-19 09:03:04 10003
M 2008-05-18 08:44:20 10003
Something rather interesting in the context of this item is the name of O's book is: Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance - the subtitle should tell you something i.e. it's probably still about race.  
Yep he wrote a book about it.  It does not come as a surprise to me that one aspiring to be the first mixed race president of the US should study the race matter carefully and express his experiences publically. 
Yep, for me it's all about the United States of America - not race!

So then why are you continually bringing up race in this election cycle?
Actually if you read most of yesterday's posts I have moved on, even beyond race & somewhat beyond religion to O's character & principles as in 10112. One thing I would like to get a hold of is O's writings, if any, in the Harvard Law Review. It would go some way toward predicting what kind of principles in the domain of law & justice were on his mind at the time of his editorship. What kind of judges might he appoint?


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