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    "Translation for Dummies" - Even though a majority of this "white"country voted for a "black" president, did you really expect the liberals to relent on using the race card?
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    Really? Do we even need to ask this question?

    Mr Obama and Mrs Obama and their "staff" have been the most racially divisive people to inhabit the White House.
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    If he was here Woodrow Wilson might challenge your claim.

    And it a good way, Abraham Lincoln may deserve that title. At least for a few years there.

    Not that I disagree with the sentient of your post because I do. It's just what I thought of while reading your post ;)
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    Blah... I hate it when syntax errors screw with the meaning of my post... That should read...

    "Not that I disagree with the sentiment of your post because I"... Don't disagree with it... " It's just what I thought of while reading your post ;)
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    This question is laughable.. This President has polarize the whole country.. Politix, where's the poll that said this President is the most polarizing President?? Including Bush 44... Yep, won't see that on here.
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    Many racists have come out of the closet, that's for sure. I suppose that's a good thing. You can't fight what you can't see.
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    To use a very pointed scene from FX's 'Rescue Me', it appears as though 'race relations,' at least in this case, is referring to black-white relations. But really, what about the latinos hating on the blacks? Or the Japanese getting after the Koreans? Or even worse...the blacks getting after the whites?

    I hate to even have the appearance of tooting the proverbial 'reverse racism is the new racism' horn...but this is just ridiculous now. Racism is discrimination against one, or a group, based on their ethnic or cultural background. This can include colour of skin, body build, eye colour, you name it. BUT. It is not /exclusive/ to caucasians! Sure, white folk are definitely more viewed as racists, but I've worked with many-a-black-man in my day, and they can dish it out just as bad as I can.

    So seriously. If you want me to take this issue with anything more than distain, actually look at the whole picture. Not just the part that suits you.

    Here's a short clip to show you my point. Beware, many racial slurs, but it's all actors and they're just proving a point in a comedic light.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch...
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    That, was, good!
    I noticed in the film clip that the guy hugged the woman! In some work places, that'd be forbidden: sexual harassment.
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    Obama's Presidency has been a failure. I think it goes without saying that race relations have gotten worse. Eric Holder's refusal to act in the intimidation of Philadelphia voters sort of put the icing on the cake.
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    I think improvements in race relations is what allowed an African American to be elected President. I expected little or no improvement because an African American was elected President. But race relations still have a long way to go. But since negative racial slurs have become so politically incorrect, the bigots have resorted to lies about his religion and birth.
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    I think that race relations have been gradually improving for some time. I don't think Obama's Presidency has had much of an impact on that one way or another. As the article notes, Obama has tried (not always successfully) to avoid making racial issues a focus of his Presidency. While there are certainly a small but consistent number of racist attacks against the President, I see no evidence that any of those people weren't racist to begin with.

    Ironically, for once I think Hollywood deserves some of the credit for improving the way white people perceive black people. I don't think it's a coincidence that Obama's election came after an immensely popular television show featured a handsome, charismatic, and sympathetic black Senator/President for 5 consecutive seasons.
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    I agree Stratton. The trend I'm seeing is among the poor. Among the people I've lived for a long time. I see more mixed race children every year. A trip through my local Wal-Mart is a lesson for anyone. Bi-racial couples are common. Still not the norm but no one bats an eye. It's happening at a base level of humanity that isn't going to be stopped by Obama's campaign of division. This "melting pot" thing we have going here is bigger than any of us.:)
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    The one simple change I have seen is that African Americans are now seeing that Obama is not the person he said he was and is not coming thru on any of the promises he made. A lot of the votes for Obama was because he was black and now it is coming back to haunt the people who did not really check him out.
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    I don't believe that race relations will ever improve in this country. There is just so much stereo-typical garbage out there (that keeps getting repeated over & over again)--that relations will never get better. Some people believe that because Pres. Obama got white votes that, that somehow "proves that the issue of race is behind us"...Nothing could be further from the truth......There could be a lot of factors why some whites did vote for Obama...They could involve the disaster left behind by the previous administration (why vote for someone of the very party that put us into the current mess we are in?) Or maybe Obama just "scored" better than McCain did during the debates...Or maybe many whites just stayed home. Or, many people just thought that Obama would do a better job than his opponent.------None of that means that any of those people viewed race relations any differently---It just means that people had a presidential election, and they needed to make a choice between two candidates....Has nothing to do with how they feel about other black people at all...That question wasn't on the ballot.
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    I truly believe race relations have not improved, one thing I notice is that I never seen so much disrespect towards a President so openly from high ranking official who are white.
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    I think the start of positive race relations has to come from the same place racism dwells: from within ourselves.
    As far as Obama's comment re: Trevon Martin. If I walk down the street with an eye-patch covering my eye, do I really expect people to NOT notice it?
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