I am TIRED of being told I'm biased. There are Black people in my life, relatives and students, who I love way more than many whites in my life. And I'll bet you're just the same.
He gives his and Michelle's sympathy to the Trayvon Martin family. I wonder if it even occurred to him to give any support to the Zimmerman family which will never be the same? Remember the cops testified Zimmerman was crushed that he'd killed the kid...who wouldn't be? It's been pretty well proven that this was not about race but we have a president who is bringing race up again; maybe Obama should apologize to Zimmerman about that? His heart goes out to the Martin family, and that's nice, but to not even mention the difficult time the Zimmermans have had, too?
He says "There are very few African-Americans who haven’t had the experience of getting on an elevator and a woman clutching her purse nervously and holding her breath until she had a chance to get off. That happens often." That's true. I wonder why Whites don't often feel that way about Whites? Just because we're racist? Or based on some experience? ya think?
He adds "We understand that some of the violence that takes place in poor black neighborhoods around the country is born out of a very violent past in this country, and that the poverty and dysfunction that we see in those communities can be traced to a very difficult history." So, poverty and dysfunction are history's fault? Nothing else?
And then, he has to include "You know, I’m not naive about the prospects of some brand-new federal program." No, Mr. Obama, we know you're never naive about the chance for a brand-new federal program, BELIEVE me.
Has Obama bothered to consider Zimmerman:
- ... and a black friend opened up an insurance office in Florida...
- ...had engaged in notably un-racist behaviour such as taking a black girl to his high-school prom..
- ....not only has black relatives,and has reportedly donated his time to tutoring black children.
- ...launched a campaign to help a homeless black man who was beaten up by a white kid.
Is Obama KIDDING? Will he ever understand how divisive he truly is?
He says Black kids get 'negative reinforcement' but he talks in divisive ways so often? He jumps to conclusions without facts, as he did with the Harvard Professor's case....and it took him till today to talk about helping Black young men? REALLY? It's only in juxtaposition to the fact that they are sometimes profiled? How about having started out his presidential career with helping Black young men?
I'm humiliated by this president. I heard this speech (see link) on the radio this morning and found my hand over my mouth and tears in my eyes. He'll do ANYTHING to divide.