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Nemo

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glibby3

Subj: I hear what you're saying, but I wasn't asking about the article, specifically.
Posted: Tue Jan 23, 2007 at 02:48:48 pm EST
Reply Subj: Re: What does it mean to be black?
Posted: Tue Jan 23, 2007 at 02:25:53 pm EST

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> I saw a headline on salon.com today about Barack Obama. It said, "Barack Obama is black--he just isn't 'black'."
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> What do you all, regardless of your own race, think it means to be black? And what's the difference, exactly, between being black and being "black"?
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I don't want to take a stab at that definition since I'm white. Without reading the article to go along with the headline I would guess the author is taking cheap shots at Obama because he's not from the hood and does not know first hand the plight of the black man. Just my guess.

I can't figure out why someone who is not white always has to have the race label attached to them. It's only been 2 days and I'm a;ready tired of hearing about the Superbowl because all the talk has to be about the head coaches being black. I understand they are making history but it has been talked to death and now lets just talk about how 2 very good coaches are going to try and give us a great game to watch. Same goes for Obama, lets quite discussing his race and dig into his qualifications to find out if he is someone that can run this country.

> > I saw a headline on salon.com today about Barack Obama. It said, "Barack Obama is black--he just isn't 'black'."
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> > What do you all, regardless of your own race, think it means to be black? And what's the difference, exactly, between being black and being "black"?
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> I don't want to take a stab at that definition since I'm white. Without > reading the article to go along with the headline I would guess the
> author is taking cheap shots at Obama because he's not from the hood and > does not know first hand the plight of the black man. Just my guess.

I was actually asking what people thought of the use of the words, black and, "black" and what those words mean to them, generally speaking, and regardless of their race (btw, I see no reason why you can't honestly say what those words mean to you just because you're white--I'm white, too, and I'm curious).

I appreciate your input.

8-)


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