President Barack Obama drinks Guinness stout in Ollie Hayes pub in Moneygall, Ireland, the ancestral homeland of his great-great-great grandfather, Monday, May 23, 2011. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
From the start Obama was a victim of racism , but President Obama played in the racists hands , and here is why.
There was recent news that Obama in the Washington Post . That Obama's Kenyan/Kansan heritage makes him about as authentically African American as one can be but, in some camps, his “racial bona fides” — son of an African immigrant, and a white mother who raised him in Asia and then sent him to grow up with his white grandparents in Hawaii — suggest he is not culturally “black enough.” Here my jaw dropped, wow Obama is not 'Black enough" . Is this racism? The Washington Post article continued : Now, it turns out that Barack Obama is apparently descended from a slave – on his mother’s side. I just started laughing . # Here we have Obama a black man in technical terms being a "victim of racial confusion" . The culture shock wont end here . Remember back when the media was flooded by waves of reports that Obama may have Irish roots . President Obama flew to Ireland . The UK Telegraph reported . On St Patrick’s Day this year, when “birther” conspiracy theorists were still claming he was not born in the United States, Mr Obama joked: “Speaking of ancestry, there has been some controversy about my own background.“Two years into my presidency, some are still bent on peddling rumors about my origins. So, today, I want to put all those rumors to rest. It is true my great-great-great-grandfather really was from Ireland. It's true. Moneygall, to be precise.”The White House has described Mr Obama’s visit to Moneygall as “a homecoming of sorts” and they expect the question of who in the village is related to the president to be a “robust topic of discussion.” I read that I am still a bit perplexed . We have a African American who is at odds with his cultural heritage going about with every whim while at home he face nothing but racism from an angry mob. Barack Obama's difficulties have been the result of racism: Remember the " birth er debate " . It has been a frequently recurring theme ever since he emerged as a serious presidential candidate. Every coin has two sides. Of course there is an element of racism, but there is also an element of criticism that has nothing to do with race. Obama is trying to deliver everything he promised including health care reform, financial regulation, a different foreign policy. What happens now? Members of his own political party, the very same party that got him elected are blocking Obama's initiatives.Obama himself has raised it occasionally, though not often, but his supporters fall back on it all the time--including now .Clearly the attacks on President Obama total contempt forhis leadership that is non-whites..This level of hate has hampered Obama's ability to lead the nation . The last four years race has been plastered on the airwaves For the media, he is many more times just “Obama” than “President Obama.” They create scandals out of nothing issues. It took them at least 6 years to start giving Bush a small part of the sh-t he deserved. It took them 6 months to begin crap all over Obama because he’s yet to fix the catastrophe that was left for him.The fact is that for millions in America, Barack Obama is this uppity black man (Not even a “real” black), who received good education only due to affirmative action, and has no right to litter the sacred Oval Office with his skin color. * They just can’t accept the fact that the president is a black man, who unlike his predecessor, was actually legally elected. But what’s really sad is that it’s not just the fringe, its deep in mainstream America.
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* I am not a racist . Everything here is touchy subject . Since Obama got elected the nation has more divisive on this issue, but I feel sorry for a nation that can't get it's act together . Sure times have changed , and sure enough the Obama era has tested our nations long stand on "equality" . Can we have a Black Man in office ? Remember what Condoleezza Rice said about Obama . "As an African-American, I'm especially proud," said Rice, her eyes glistening with emotion, "because this is a country that's been through a long journey, in terms of overcoming wounds and making race" less of a factor in life. "That work is not done, but yesterday was obviously an extraordinary step forward." This blog entry for me was a result of 4 years of scrutinizing the media treatment of Obama . I believe he is a victim of race hatred , perhaps a deliberate conspiracy . None the less Obama himself self has tried to distance himself from the Trump card on this issue .
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# Obama's bio ' Dreams of My Father' Obama who's ancestors where never slaves in America , but I might be wrong , but all evidence shows that Obama's father was from African .The Kenyan father proves the 'Birth er debate" to me to the extant of argument , yes he was born in Hawaii. Most native Kenyans including the Kenyan Government has produced a document of birth in Kenya . Whether Obama was born in Kenya still can be logical proven , but Obama's white mother Stanley Ann Dunham lived in Kenya for a cosiderable length of time married to Obama Sr. Remember Ann Dunham was Irish , white . Back in the 1960's her marriage to Obama Sr. would have created serious ramifications during a racially charged era . On August 4, 1961, at the age of 18, Dunham gave birth to her first child, Barack Obama II. Friends in Washington State recall her visiting with her month-old baby in 1961. She took classes at the University of Washington from September 1961 to June 1962, and lived as a single mother in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Seattle with her son while her husband continued his studies in Hawaii. When Obama Sr. graduated from the University of Hawaii in June 1962, he was offered a scholarship to study in New York City but he declined it, preferring to attend the more prestigious Harvard University. He left for Cambridge, Massachusetts, where he would begin graduate study at Harvard in the fall of 1962. Dunham returned to Honolulu and resumed her undergraduate education at the University of Hawaii with the spring semester in January 1963. During this time, her parents helped her raise the young Obama. Dunham filed for divorce in January 1964, which Obama Sr. did not contest. Obama Sr. received a M.A. in economics from Harvard in 1965 and in 1971, he came to Hawaii and visited his son Barack, then 10 years old; it was the last time he would see his son. In 1982, Obama Sr. was killed in a car accident, or possibly murdered. Barack Obama's mother, Stanley Ann Dunham Obama Soetoro (she later spelled it Sutoro) was a white woman from the Midwest who married and divorced not one, but two, foreign men (one from Kenya and one from Indonesia, both Muslim). She met Barack Obama Sr. in a Russian-language class at the University of Hawaii, where both were students.After one semester, at age 18 she dropped out of school and, three months pregnant, secretly married a man she met only a few months earlier. Young Barack was born August 4, 1961.At that time, interracial marriages were illegal in many states, and bi-racial children were ostracized by both ethnic groups as not "belonging" to either.