As if it's not bad enough that Obama has to deal with all of the racism based on the fact that he's African American, now Ben Carson is challenging him for not being black enough.
2016-02-24 17:59:31 GMT
Smooth Young Priest
Really? People can be so unbelievable.
That's been a running theme in some conservative commentary since he was elected.
Carson has been pushing this his entire campaign about how Obama isn't black enough, whatever the fuck that means.
Dani (aka ashuping)
Not...black enough? I...uh. I mean. I am not in a position to judge anyone's "blackness" but, y'know. I think he's done a pretty solid job of being himself and since he's black, well. There you go. I mean, what are they looking for? Which stereotype(s) is he not living up to? Should he have served fried chicken and watermelon at all the state dinners? Did he not quote NWA in enough of his speeches? Are we mad that he didn't flash his gang sign more? How about Michelle? Is she black enough?
The crux of the statement seems to stem from the fact that Carson was raised in Detroit by a single Black mother, while Obama was raised by a white mother & spent some of his formative years in Indonesia. Regardless, being a mixed-race child with dark skin certainly wouldn't have been easy anywhere in the US when Obama was young, so I'm sure he knows at least a little bit about the classic struggles Carson is referencing. I am definitely not an authority on the subject, though.
Yeah, it usually centers around his being raised by a white mother and his father being an immigrant, but it's because of his politics. It's been a running meme since he first announced his candidacy:
I think Carson needs to STFU. I mean, honestly, I don't expect the president to understand everyone's or even anyone's plight on a personal level. As long as he exhibits humanity, that's what counts. Whether he had it better or worse than anyone else doesn't determine his fitness to lead a country. Carson's just mad because he can't open his mouth without sounding like an imbecile.
^so much this
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