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Will Herman Cain be the first black president of the USA?

Discussion in 'Political Debate & Discussion' started by Mexdeaf, Jun 6, 2011.

  1. Mexdeaf

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    I disagree that he would be the first black president, but he has stirred my interest. I think he is a story worth following. Getting ready to do that on Twitter :)
     
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    I agree with Mex -
    As Obama is the first MULATTO President; regardless of what he put on his census form.

    Salty

    PS - unless you are talking about Clinton
     
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    Herman Cain's parents were both black so he qualifies for the term more than the President does. :smilewinkgrin:

    I won't make it an issue though. :laugh:
     
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    I have to say that I appreciate the fact that you, despite how you feel about the president, that you do not degenerate to petty name calling or silly nicknames. Kudos for that.
     
  6. Salty

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    Roger -

    Do you consider the term "mulatto" to be name calling?

    I do not, as it is a valid, though possible underused term.
     
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    My post had nothing to do with that term
     
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    Just wanted to clarify,

    Thanks,
     
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    Obama is black?

    Didn't he just make a big deal about his Irish roots?
     
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    Oh for the day when people get past this childish racism. Now we are into the "not black enough" crud.
     
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    To the OP: Nope.
     
  12. Mexdeaf

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    Sadly, you are probably right.
     
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    Yes, this whole conversation is offensive.
     
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    He is definitely right. Obama is the first black president, period. No one has grounds to question his ethnic identity.
     
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    I think its safe to say that the comment about Irish roots was made in jest.

    I never said anything about "not black enough". If folks want to make a big deal that he is black- they should just simply be made aware of all the facts.
    Bottom line is I could not care less the color of his skin - I am concerned where he stands on the issues.
     
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    Except that you keep bringing up the "mulatto" term.
     
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    He's black because it was politically expedient for him to be black. If he would have come out and said "my skin may look black, but I had a white mother and I identify as being white" then he would have lost the black vote. If uttering that phrase would have gained him votes, he would have said it.
     
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    An individual of an obviously mixed racial background would have an incredibly difficult time publicly identifying as a "white" person. Do we dare recall the "one drop" theory of blackness so prevalent in earlier times?
     
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    Wait a second...weren't you the guy that just said, "No one has grounds to question his ethnic identity." ?? If Obama had chosen to identify as white, then wouldn't no one have the grounds to question his ethnic identity?
     
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    I could care less if our next president is the color purple with yellow polka dots as long as he has some common sense and a moral compass that actually works.
     
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