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    Yoshimi, Exquisite

    Some of his family WERE  slaves. At one point their family name was Johnson.Many Africans adopted a European surname.People try to use the Willie Lynch technique of separating blacks by size, sex, skin color,tribe, it's not going to work this time.THIS IS AMERICA,NOT RWANDA !

    Think...It ain't illegal yet ! George Clinton

    by kid funkadelic on Tue Jun 16, 2009 at 12:11:42 PM PDT

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    •  Link and WTF with the Rwanda comment (2+ / 0-)
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      Sychotic1, Darmok

      I've read quite a bit about Obama and have never come across info about his father's American slave past . . . are you sure you are not thinking of Obama's wife? I just googled and couldn't find what you were talking about, but link me up and I'll read it.

      But considering this diary is about the offensive comparison between insurance companies and slavery I have to say a really big WTF to you referencing Rwanda in regards to me pointing out the presidents black father doesn't have a clear connection to American slavery at all.

      •  Not trying to be rude but... (3+ / 0-)
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        balancedscales, Exquisite, jennyL

        During the campaign many conservative blacks tried to say that President Obama claims less negritude because he's not a African American. Stokley Carmicheal (Kwame Ture),Marcus Garvey , and Malcolm Little are of West Indian descent.They all experienced American Racism.That's divide and conquer.

        Now I never said that President Obama's Kenyan family experienced American slavery. They experienced Kenya slavery. Many Kenyans in the late 1800's were forced to have a English surname and convert to Christianity. President Obama's family at one time changed their name to Johnson and were Christians.

        Think...It ain't illegal yet ! George Clinton

        by kid funkadelic on Tue Jun 16, 2009 at 01:06:15 PM PDT

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