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11/12/08 8:42 P

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I really dislike Sean Hannity. I wonder what kind of a person could say the things he does and take things out of context the way he does.

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11/12/08 4:41 P

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Kathy, Bingo!!
I have a friend Ranti.. Oluranti but she goes by Ranti. She's from Africa and very dark skinned. She is a very classy lady, and so honest she will not even use the word "promise" because as she says she may get hit by a truck and not be able to fulfill the word she gave.
The fact that a lady of her high moral standards gets 'watched' when we go to the mall together just disgusts me. If I had to put up with that level of suspicion 24/7 I'd have probably climbed a tower with an uzi by now (grin!)


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11/12/08 10:00 A

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Twinkles, You have an excellent point and I absolutely agree that ALL U.S. history should be taught in school and not just highlighted once a year. African American's have come a long way but they are still battling for rights. How many times have I read or heard about someone feeling like they're being watched in a store simply because of the color of their skin? Its just not right.

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11/12/08 7:52 A

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Maybe your friend said that too you to piss you off. Election rage, though not as prominent as it has been in the past, still exists. I had a friend of mine try to get a rise out of me on election night because he was so pissed about Obama's win. Personally I would just ignore your friend and not take the bait. But if you feel the need, go ahead and call him an ignoramus, as he obviously spoke without checking his sources. emoticon

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11/12/08 1:15 A

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I think there is a tendency for us (white people) to forget something very important. African Americans haven't grown up in the same America that we did. They had a very different experience, especially in former times.
I think black history should be taught in schools, more than just covering some basics every february.
People need to know. People like the republican friend that was mentioned should sit back and imagine a life in which there was no point giving 100% at a job because there was a dark ceiling that was much lower than the glass one, much less being blown off your feet by fire hoses, etc.
The hatred is more than understandable. Ok, I'm going off on my religious slant again, stop reading if you hate this part of my ramblings! haha
I believe people reap what they sow. We sowed a lot of hatred into the lives of black people, so now we are reaping race riots, etc. The hatred is something we whites planted in their hearts to begin with, in my opinion.
I bet Sean Hannity, Rush Limbaugh etc etc ad nauseam have stated many times negative feelings for blacks, but that doesn't make the news.
I'm glad Michelle didn't say it, but if she had, I'd understand and agree with her! I hate racist people myself, and have to repent later for hating!



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11/12/08 12:33 A

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I know what they are talking about. Someone I work with said the same thing about 8 months ago so, I investigated. Sean Hannity (it had to be one of those guys) got a copy of her senior thesis & took a line from it. He blew it out of proportion. Her thesis was on the difference in the role of African Americans at harvard now as opposed to the 60's & 70's, basically. She was talking about how in the 60's & 70's black people were struggling to have equal rights & even after they were supposed to have them how it was still a struggle to be accpeted in a school like Harvard. The quote was something like, "Backs felt they had to rise up against their white oppressors & claim their rights. This made some of them feel a deep hatred for whites." Of course Sean Mannatee took this & went crazy! As someone who grew up during that time, I remember it very well. I lived in the south & believe me they had every right to feel that way! African Americans were given equal rights on paper but, many people still think are less than equal. If I were in their shoes back then I'd have done the same thing. She never said that she hated whites & never on Oprah. She is a good intelligent woman & people who want to scandalize her for stating a historic truth need to read a book & learn something about history instead of listening to hate mongers!
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11/11/08 9:00 P

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That's is just ridiculous. It's the same stuff that was done to Barak Obama about being a muslim. Some people just spread internet garbage without checking. That is not and cannot be true. Obama's campaign leaders were decidedly white and the were there from the beginning.

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11/11/08 8:59 P

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Ignorance spreads faster than the truth. I don't think she would risk damaging her husbands career by saying something like that. Your friend needs to shut up!

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11/11/08 7:39 P

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I cant believe someone would actually search the web to see if that was true.
If it were me, I would consider the source first.


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11/11/08 7:28 P

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Tell your friend to be quiet. If something like that was said it would have been all over the news. Plus how could she hate 1/2 of her Husband? emoticon

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11/11/08 6:32 P

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Trust me, that comment would have gotten front page coverage all over the world! Michelle Obama is a brilliant woman in her own right..a highly educated lawyer and a class act. it never happened.

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11/11/08 6:16 P

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I haven't heard her say anything negative about anyone. It's got to be a rumor.

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11/11/08 5:51 P

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Nonsense. You know if that were the case it would have gotten coverage 24/7 on Faux News and all of Murdochs papers! I think it's someone repeating inaccurate gossip.

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11/11/08 5:39 P

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I'm sure that's not true.
People will do anything to sow discord.
This is why we must continue to pray.

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11/11/08 5:29 P

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what??? oh c'mon!

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11/11/08 5:15 P

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I just talked to a friend of mine (who is a McCain supporter :( ) who told me that Michelle Obama said that she hates white people while she was on Oprah. Has anyone heard about this? This sounds like a rumor or strange lie of some sort--it just sounds too unbelievable. Is it true? I can't find any evidence of it on the Oprah website or on YouTube.

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