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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
> > I saw a headline on salon.com today about Barack Obama. It said, "Barack Obama is black--he just isn't 'black'."
> > 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"?
> 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.