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Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Racism and Barack Obama



AFL-CIO Secretary Treasurer Richard Trumka blasts racism and underlines why workers should vote Obama in 2008. This is an excerpt of a speech given at the Steelworkers convention on July 1, 2008. Sponsored by USW President Leo Gerard. Sent to me by my friend Eric Baker.

5 Comments:

Blogger riveraphobia said...

If you think that white people are bad in their distrust, and even hatred, of blacks, you should pigeonhole a Latino/Hispanic one of these days and ask them their opinion. Latin America is a cesspool of racism, and anyone who denies this is full of shit. It's a never-ending cycle--from whites to browns to blacks, and everyone in between.

10/09/2008 03:02:00 PM  
Blogger naz3 said...

In America white society is ultimately the culprit of a racism. Even though today it is very rare to hear a racial comment in public, racism still exists. It is built into our social and public systems.

One day I went out to lunch with a black friend of mine who was much better dressed than I, and we went into a Sports Bar where you seat yourself. Ultimately we ended up sitting there for 30 minutes being totally ignored by the staff. We eventually got up and left, and ate a Quiznos.

With Barack becoming president it won't tear down those racial walls, but it will at least soften them and make discussing racism and white priviledge easier.

Thank you,
Nick Zeitler

10/10/2008 08:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let's be fair. 95% of blacks voted for the black candidate. That's absolutely racism.

10/18/2008 05:32:00 PM  
Blogger Tania Rochelle said...

@anon

Blacks tend to be Democrats (80% or more). The Democratic candidate just happens to be black. Check your facts.

10/25/2008 09:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If we know 90–95% of whites are voting for McCain, people wouldn't hesitate to say they are all racist.

So, we do know that between 90–95% of American blacks are voting for Obama. No one has even mentioned the possibility that THIS is racist.

Why is that? Double standard?

It's such bullshit.

10/26/2008 04:20:00 PM  

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