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Last night, in the last few hours of MLK's Holiday we watched race be discussed in front of the masses...Yeah...still sounded dumb.

Last Night MSNBC aired "Obama's America" which was a series of panels with prominent Black Americans discussing the state of race in our society. Hosted by Chris Matthews and a sprinkling of other ethnicities, just to let surprised viewers know that they hadn't turned to BET by accident, the conversation or Race and America's inability to handle it continued to be as clear as the windshield the mexica-domini-rican guy just cleaned on my car.*

*I dont have a car. I just like to use "mexica-domini-rican" any chance i get.

Originally posted to Elon James White on Tue Jan 19, 2010 at 12:26 PM PST.

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Comment Preferences

  •  Huh? (3+ / 0-)
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    kalmoth, bagman, Alec82

    "Everybody lies... except POLITICIANS? House, I do believe you are a romantic."

    by indiemcemopants on Tue Jan 19, 2010 at 12:29:16 PM PST

  •  Little short for a diary (2+ / 0-)
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    Catte Nappe, kalmoth

    docha think?

    I must be dreaming...

    by murphy on Tue Jan 19, 2010 at 12:30:22 PM PST

  •  what is with this place today? Sheesh (0+ / 0-)

    *I dont have a car. I just like to use "mexica-domini-rican" any chance i get.

    you don't get to say that here.

    Of swindlers who act like kings And brokers who break everything

    by bagman on Tue Jan 19, 2010 at 12:31:25 PM PST

  •  Alot of pontificating going on... (1+ / 0-)
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    sherijr
    I didn't see real constructive or useful information, just more of the same.  The best line was by Tom Joyner, when he asked the audience if Harry Reid's statements were true, then with the follow up question: should he say it?

    I hope one day people wake up and figure out that color does not matter.  It's a person's heart and individual motives that count.

  •  This is comedy people. (5+ / 0-)
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    Terri, bagman, sherijr, KroneckerD, jethrock

    Ha! All black folk are related. Barack Obama is my cousin.

    by Robinswing on Tue Jan 19, 2010 at 12:39:28 PM PST

  •  I wish you would have (0+ / 0-)

    added some exerpts from the MSNBC show- so that we could have some context.  I don't know any of the folks that you mentioned- except for Melissa and of course 'tweety'- who I easily agree does not impress me on the choice of who to speak to 'race in America'.. at least not on any sort of realistic level.
    Your video was 'cute', imo.  Thanks for the content you prefaced with for donations to Haiti- that is ALL important.  As to "race and reality"- it is a tough subject for Americans.. but you know what.. it is occurring more and more- those discussions.  They aren't perfect, they aren't even necessarily always productive.. but they are happening, which is a beginning.  Who knows where we'll get in the next 3 years?  More and more of us have to try.. and we have to lose some of our cynicism and lead the conversation and participate, imo.

    And your advice to Robertson and Limbaugh- spot on.

    Because our individual salvation depends on our collective salvation.. Barack Obama, 5-25-08

    by sherijr on Tue Jan 19, 2010 at 12:45:21 PM PST

  •  Who was that NYU Professor in the red sweater... (1+ / 0-)
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    Catte Nappe

    who kept saying she conducted a poll and all the kids said the only reason they voted for Obama because he was Black?

    The more she spoke... the more it sounded like she had spoken to a handful of her students. When pressed she even admitted "not all of them" yet she kept returning to her original narrative.

    Not to knock all the kids or professors at NYU... but she needs to broaden her circle to more than just the rich kids at NYU.

    As a New Yorker I doubt the majority of kids at NYU would even say that. But I went to CCNY in Harlem... what do I know.

    •  I did not believe her..although I am sure (0+ / 0-)

      many did vote for him because he was popular AND Black by the time the primaries got to New York.  He was after all the Democratic candidate.  They would have voted for whomever was the popular democratic candidate because this was a very important election.  

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