Comments on: Letterman to Obama: “How long have you been a black man?” http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/09/21/letterman-to-obama-how-long-have-you-been-a-black-man/ Tracking U.S. politics Wed, 16 Nov 2016 03:39:51 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: DontTrustMedia http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/09/21/letterman-to-obama-how-long-have-you-been-a-black-man/comment-page-1/#comment-493499 Sun, 31 May 2015 17:48:41 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=20428#comment-493499 Too bad he never used his bi-racial lineage to bridge the gap between white and black by EMBRACING BOTH. The majority of his political power comes from his 50% blackness so that’s where he wrapped his identity around.

What a wasted opportunity that may never happen again.

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By: TrippinMcZoink http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/09/21/letterman-to-obama-how-long-have-you-been-a-black-man/comment-page-1/#comment-493497 Thu, 28 May 2015 12:06:05 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=20428#comment-493497 It is truly hilarious to witness how so many Obama haters clamor to lay claim to his “half-whiteness,” to the point of being totally outraged if he calls himself black, while at the same time they hate him specifically because they themselves think he’s black. Intellect never was the strong suit of the bigot.

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By: dankster312 http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/09/21/letterman-to-obama-how-long-have-you-been-a-black-man/comment-page-1/#comment-493496 Mon, 25 May 2015 21:57:12 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=20428#comment-493496 Gary G, I have some questions for you.

If Obama had lived in the South until 1865, would he have been at risk of being enslaved like a Black man, or would he have been guaranteed his freedom and right to vote like a White man?

If Obama had lived in Segregation until 1965, would he have been forced to the Black side as a Black man or free to go where he wished like a White man?

If Obama was walking the streets of Ferguson in this day and age, would he be profiled with calls of a Black suspect like other Black men, or profiled for calls of a White suspect like White men?

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By: onepatriotmany http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/09/21/letterman-to-obama-how-long-have-you-been-a-black-man/comment-page-1/#comment-493493 Sun, 24 May 2015 16:07:38 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=20428#comment-493493 I would be nice if he was arrested and tried for espionage since it is exactly what he is doing. that would be a start..then arrest all who are involved in this illegal conspiracy as well.The punishment for espionage during war is death. we should enforce our existing laws for a change…

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By: DennisMyers http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/09/21/letterman-to-obama-how-long-have-you-been-a-black-man/comment-page-1/#comment-493486 Thu, 21 May 2015 15:04:51 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=20428#comment-493486 Some day, the color of a person’s skin with be as inconsequential, and ignored, as the color of a person’s eyes.

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By: Snarky http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/09/21/letterman-to-obama-how-long-have-you-been-a-black-man/comment-page-1/#comment-399337 Tue, 22 Sep 2009 18:22:35 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=20428#comment-399337 WHO CARES!

I don’t! And we shouldn’t!
Its a done deal, push race and color to the back burner.

We have more important issues to deal with on the front burner.

Ya Think?

Denounce the racist fringe at the teabagging parties and we will move on. And anyway you are why the presidents great plans aren’t moving ahead anyway. That’s hypcoritical of you. Ya think? Not much.

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By: Gary G http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/09/21/letterman-to-obama-how-long-have-you-been-a-black-man/comment-page-1/#comment-399327 Tue, 22 Sep 2009 17:21:50 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=20428#comment-399327 Why do you allways give half truths, Mr. President? Yuo are half black and half white. The half white raised you not your father. You made sure that you used your grandmother and grandfather in the election but now it is like you have disowned them. Your grandmother must be rolling over in her grave. Why are you ashamed of your white heratige? You are nothing but an opertunist and right now being all black gives you more freedom to spread your message. Shame on you.

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By: Travis http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/09/21/letterman-to-obama-how-long-have-you-been-a-black-man/comment-page-1/#comment-399325 Tue, 22 Sep 2009 16:39:28 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=20428#comment-399325 David,
Really? When you look at President Obama, what do you see? A white man? When you see the pictures of him growing up, with his tall ‘fro, playing basketball, is the first thing that pops into your head ‘Hey, a white guy with a ‘fro, playing basketball’? I don’t think so. He is seen as black, lived his life as a black man, and is now a proud black man who is our President. Yes, he was raised by a white mother and grandmother but he was a black man raised by a white mother and grandmother. Your comment is beyond asinine, just plain STUPID!!

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By: Jeff http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/09/21/letterman-to-obama-how-long-have-you-been-a-black-man/comment-page-1/#comment-399313 Tue, 22 Sep 2009 14:14:28 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=20428#comment-399313 Historically, the United States used a colloquial term, the one-drop rule, to designate a black person as any person with any known African ancestry.[48] Outside of the US, some other countries have adopted the practice, but the definition of who is black and the extent to which the one drop “rule” applies varies from country to country.
The one drop rule may have originated as a means of increasing the number of black slaves[49] and been maintained as an attempt to keep the white race pure.[50] One of the results of the one drop rule was uniting the African American community and preserving an African identity.[48] Some of the most prominent civil rights activists were multiracial, and advocated equality for all.
President Barack Obama self-identifies as black and African American interchangeably.[51] According to a Williams Identity Survey conducted by Zogby International interactive poll conducted November 1–2, 2006, among those who voted, 55 percent of whites voters and 61 percent of Hispanics voters classified him as biracial instead of black after being told that his mother is white, and 66% of Black voters classified Obama as black.[52] Another poll conducted by the same group returned results that forty-two percent of African-Americans voters described Tiger Woods as black, as did 7% of white voters.[53]

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By: sm http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/09/21/letterman-to-obama-how-long-have-you-been-a-black-man/comment-page-1/#comment-399312 Tue, 22 Sep 2009 14:13:48 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=20428#comment-399312 our country is a mess
he needs to stop making speeches and get to work

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