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  •  Imagine if Obama led a group of 4 black youths (2+ / 0-)
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    CPDem81, TomP

    who beat up and humiliated a white school kid. The whole right wing would explode and scream for Obama's head. He would be portrayed as a ruthless, remorseless black thug/killer. Look at the double standard at work here.

    I remember another kossack posted something similar back in 2008 (paraphrasing): "imagine if Obama's daughter got pregnant while in high school, by a high school drop out."

    You can see how much higher the hurdle is for Obama than for pretty much anyone else.

    •  The hurdles for black people (2+ / 0-)
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      icemilkcoffee, TomP

      in anything are always significantly higher. Jackie Robinson typified this, but it isn't just the barrier breakers. Its the higher standard you are held to EVERY day in everything. Overcoming the stigma. Constantly.

      Meanwhile, the Mitt Romney's of the world just seem to.... float by on air.

      This is not something that black people need to have explained to them.

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