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“…[F]urther integration and/or assimilation into a white cultural and social structure…
will only allow me to remain on the periphery of society; never becoming a full participant.”
– President Barack Hussein Obama’s wife, Michelle Obama (nee LaVaughn Robinson), from her senior year thesis at Princeton, 1985


“It is this world…where white folks’ greed runs a world in need…”
– Reverend Jeremiah Wright, the Obamas’ pastor of twenty (20) years, from an unidentified church sermon


“No, no, no!  Not God bless America—God damn America!  …God damn America for treating its citizens as less than human!

– Reverend Jeremiah Wright, the Obamas’ pastor of twenty (20) years, from an unidentified church sermon


“You’ve never seen a Columbine done by a black child. Never.
They always say, ‘We can’t believe it happened here.
We can’t believe it’s these suburban white kids.’
It’s only them*.”

– Obama-appointed Green Jobs “Czar” (aka “special advisor”) Anthony “Van” Jones, interview with Eyeblast.tv, December 2nd, 2005

* I’ve never seen a corrupt black investor rig a billion-dollar Ponzi scheme either.  Must be that there are no blacks with such evil intentions, right?  Certainly it has nothing to do with there being no blacks with the deadly combination of ill intent and sufficient intellectual capacity to pull of something so grandiose, right?  Right?


“And the white polluters and the white environmentalists are essentially
steering poison into the people-of-color communities,
because they don’t have a racial justice frame.”

– Obama-appointed “Green Jobs Czar” “Van” Jones, uncredited interview, January, 2008


“For the first time in my adult lifetime, I’m really proud of my country.”

– Michelle Obama, campaigning for her husband in Wisconsin, February 18th, 2008


“The point I was making was not that my grandmother harbors any racial animosity…
But she is a typical white person…”

– Barack Hussein Obama, interview on 610 WIP in Philadelphia, March 20th, 2008


“I am concerned, as I’m sure many of you are, that these jobs not simply go to
high-skilled people who are already professionals or to white male construction workers.”

– Economic adviser to President Obama, in congressional testimony on the economic recovery and stimulus plan, January 7th, 2009

We ask you to help us work for that day when
black will not be asked to get back,
when brown can stick around,
when yellow will be mellow,
when the red man can get ahead, man,
and when white will embrace what is right.”

– Reverend Joseph Lowery, from President Barack Hussein Obama’s inaugural benediction, January 20th, 2009


“I would hope that a wise Latina woman
with the richness of her experiences
would more often than not reach a better conclusion
than a white male
who hasn’t lived that life.”

– Obama-appointed Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, from her Judge Mario G. Olmos Memorial Lecture, 2001 (nominated May 2009; confirmed August 2009)


“Groups who have been targeted for violence as a result of the color of their skin,
their sexual orientation, that is what this statute [federal “hate crime” legislation]
tends — is designed to cover.”

– Obama-appointed Attorney General Eric Holder, in response to a question if whites or Christians would be protected by the Justice Department’s interpretation of the federal hate crime statute, Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, June 25th, 2009


“Why, because I’m a black man in America?!”
– Long-time friend of Obama and Harvard Professor Henry Louis “Skip” Gates, to Cambridge police officers responding to a call about a possible break-in, when asked for ID, July 16th, 2009


“I don’t know, not having been there and not seeing all the facts, what role race played in that.
…[T]he Cambridge police acted stupidly…
…[T]here is a long history in this country of African-Americans and Latinos
being stopped by law enforcement disproportionately*.”
– President Barack Hussein Obama, July 22nd, 2009

* Do not
“African-Americans” and “Latinos”
commit a
wildly disproportionate amount of crimes?


“…to describe it in those terms I think does a great disservice to people who…risked all, for my people.”
– Obama-appointed Attorney General Eric Holder, House Appropriations subcommittee hearing, March 1st, 2011


And now I’ll leave you with a post from Tim Wise, written after the Tea Party-delivered shellacking of the Democrats in the 2010 midterm elections (for a background of the “the most respected anti-racist writers & educators in the U.S.“, see

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August 18, 2011 at 2:14 pm