Friday, December 08, 2006

The White Man Calls Obama "Halfrican"

Take a deep breath Michelle. This is just the beginning of media types dissecting your husband's racial make up as if he were that black/white alien on Star Trek.
A radio host in San Francisco , who is
White by the way, has dubbed BO a "Halfrican" and says his ghetto-pass should be revoked because he knows nothing of the "real" African-American experience.
From Media Matters:

From the December 4 edition of KSFO's Sussman, Morgan & Vic:

MORGAN: Senator Obama, who is, as you call, a 'Halfrican' --

SUSSMAN: Halfrican and, again, his father was -- his father was from Kenya, his mother's white. OK, now, I have nothing with mixed -- nothing against mixed-race people but, my point is, when this guy stands in front of a black audience, pretending like he was born and raised in the hood, and he can identify with their problems, he doesn't allow -- he is not, in my opinion -- 'cause my opinion is your average white guy -- he is not allowed to wear the African-American badge because his family are not the descendants of slaves, OK? He can't identify with the discrimination and the slavery and all of that that's gone into these black families for generations; he's a kid who was raised with a silver spoon in his mouth in a white family in Hawaii, OK? You wanna call me names for saying this? Go right ahead. I'm just telling you what the guy is.

Tip: Get ready for the race thing. This is nothing compared to what it will be like in say, oh, October 2008. Remain calm and always have an I'm-above-all-you-race obsessed-boneheads-answer ready like..."Oh no, I hadn't heard that."(even though you had) Smile and calmly add "But I'm sure the color of my husband's skin is far less important to the vast majority of voters, than the content of his character." This is to be uttered, by the way, while you are in constant motion. Never actually stop to answer any questions. You're just too busy.

1 comment:

Alan said...

Why is he saying you're not black unless you live in the "hood"?