On one of the blogs where I participate in conversation, I had an exchange with another blog regular last night. Normally, I wouldn’t mention things from other areas, but I really want to know if I appear racist to anyone who reads my blog?
I’m serious in asking this question because I don’t know how others perceive my words or statements without someone telling me. I don’t harbor any ill feelings towards any groups no matter what their makeup consists of. As a Black American, I can honestly say that I harbor no ill feelings or thoughts towards KKK members, and that’s after being verbally threatened by people when I was much, much younger.
Here’s the dialogue that transpired, and I want your honest opinion. Do I appear racist in my response to the statement addressed at me?
Brosephus: First, it was the immigration declaration. Then, there is the Cuba announcement today. Now this…
“WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is cutting short prison time for eight drug convicts under a new policy designed to reduce harsh sentences under outdated guidelines.
The eight commutations are the first under a new administration policy designed to reduce the nation’s bulging prison population and grant leniency to nonviolent drug offenders sentenced to double-digit terms.
The president also is pardoning 12 other convicts for a variety of offenses.
Administration officials say they expect Obama to grant more clemency petitions in his final two years in office under the changed policy. The changes aren’t limited to drug offenders, but they are the main target.”
Seems like he’s said Eff it since there’s no more elections. Balls to the walls… There’s going to be a lot of screeching and caterwauling over the next two years.
Respondent: And so his presidential legacy spirals down the toilet for historians to record. Sad for Black America but then he was only half Black. There’s far better full blooded Black people out there.
(B): “Sad for Black America but then he was only half Black.”
And what exactly is that supposed to mean? All Blacks are judged by the actions of one person? Seriously??
I’ll believe that just as soon as I hear you suggest that Charles Manson is sad for White America.
Obama’s true legacy won’t be known until we’re all worm feed. Anything else is pure speculation, but thanks for the laugh. I’ll give you credit for being consistent with the doom and gloom report.
[R]: Man you sure are into distortions…How did your first paragraph and next sentence in anyway relate to what I posted? I’ll give you a C- minus grade in propaganda as I’ve been through escape and evasion school circa 1965 Pickle Meadow at Bridgeport CA.
(B): I was asking a question for clarification on your part. You appear to be trying to lay guilt on Black America for your perceived opinion of one Black man. If that’s not what you were trying to convey, then forgive me. However that’s exactly what your words read like….
“And so his presidential legacy spirals down the toilet for historians to record. Sad for Black America but then he was only half Black.”
How is that supposed to be interpreted then, if I distorted it?
[R]: And so his presidential legacy spirals down the toilet for historians to record. Sad for Black America but then he was only half Black. There’s far better full blooded Black people out there. And so you must not have read my full post. Capish?
(B): I read your full post. I’m trying to figure out how his presidential legacy has anything to do with Black America. He’s not the president of Black America any more than Bush, Clinton, Reagan, or any previous president was the president for White America.
No, I don’t capich why you’re trying to tie his presidential term to Black America.
[R]: I didn’t try to to tie his presidential term to Black America. If you didn’t read my entire post and still make your stand than you can stand there because I have no further patience with you. I’m beginning to believe that you’re a racist and that’s troubling when you’re depicting yourself as a federal law enforcement officer.
(B): Believe what you want to believe. You’re going to do that anyway, and you’ve more than proven that several times. I asked a question for clarification. I even said to forgive me if that was not what you were trying to convey. Obviously, that part of my post blew straight over your head.
The way you phrased your post made it sound as though Black America should be sad because you think Obama is a failure. You’ve never explained why Black America should be sad for your perceived failure of Obama.
It doesn’t matter whether he’s half Black or there’s far better “full blooded Black people” (your exact words) out there. THAT sounds like some racist type thinking, but keep on projecting.
Have a good evening, and I’ll be sure to work extra hard to protect America, you included.
Now, I’ve tried to keep my employment away from what I write here, and that’s for good reason. In my line of work, I’m never off the clock. Anything I say or do reflects upon my character and judgement 24/7/365, and that can have grave implications to my employment.
I try to avoid getting into heated debates online strictly to avoid ever saying anything that could be misinterpreted or misconstrued as something that I didn’t intend to say or suggest. My career is that important to me that I try to protect my image and project a good image no matter what situation I’m involved with.
After reading that, could you come to the conclusion that I’m racist or appear to be racist? Is there anything that I said that could show me to be harboring hatred towards anyone? Let me know your honest opinion. I seriously want to know.