Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Anti-Obama Racism Mirrors American Society

As many of you know, I'm not a huge fan of President Obama who I find to be merely another moderate Democrat. However, the race hatred directed against our first African-American President is just more proof of the endurance of the white supremacy and racism which lies at the core of this country. It hasn't gone away folks...from the Tea Party fools to the KKK, from the mainstream to the fringe. Well, the fight against white supremacy and racism isn't going away either.

Long live the spirit of John Brown and Malcolm X.

The following is from Metro.co.uk

Barack Obama protesters hang a black doll

An effigy of US president Barack Obama has been found hanging in the hometown of former US leader Jimmy Carter.

obama family Barack Obama, first lady Michelle Obama and their two children, Sasha (far left) and Malia, at the Honolulu Zoo in Hawaii

TV footage showed a large black doll dangling from a noose in Plains, Georgia. A sign near the effigy said: ‘Plains, Georgia. Home of Jimmy Carter, our 39th President.’ Witnesses said the effigy, above a shop in the main road, had Mr Obama’s name on it.

The protest against America’s first black president was not a surprise, said Dr Anthony Samad, an associate professor of African American studies. ‘I think there’s this notion that we’re in a post-racial period in America because of the election of the first African American president,’ he added.

‘However, this president has received more death threats than any other president.’ Trevor Sims, who lives in the town of 700 people, said: ‘It’s wrong with what they did to Obama but I’m not shocked. It’s a nice place to live but some people out there still don’t like it.’ Secret Service spokesman Ed Donovan said the agency was investigating.

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