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View Diary: How much are the attacks on Obama racial? (55 comments)

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    like Rush Limbaugh deny that the president is black. Limbaugh claims Obama isn't black or African American, but Arab. I've encountered many right-wingers who argue that Obama is a "fake" black man who pretends to be black even though he's biracial. These arguments are all rooted in denial and rationalization; they're trying to claim he isn't black so as to ward off the charge that their attacks on him reflect a contempt for black people in general. It's similar to the way some anti-Semites act like Jews aren't Jews, claiming that Jews are really Khazars, and that other peoples are the "true" Israelites.

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