Tuesday, January 12, 2010

2010 and I am Still BLACKER Than You!

Blagojevich: 'I'm blacker than Obama'

So is this what ousted Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich really thinks of the black experience?

He told Esquire magazine, for its February issue: "I'm blacker than Barack Obama. I shined shoes. I grew up in a five-room apartment. My father had a little laundromat in a black community not far from where we lived. I saw it all growing up." (Click here to read more.)

Perhaps Blagojevich thought he was saying something positive about himself by presenting his “bona fides,” but the statement simply is insulting. Not that we should expect anything else from the governor who was removed from office last year, accused of trying to sell Obama’s U.S. Senate seat.

Or maybe Blagojevich just said what a lot people believe: that the black experience is extraordinarily narrow and most African Americans are simply cut from the same cloth.

In the interview, Blagojevich, referring to the president as "this guy," says Obama was elected based simply on hope. "What the (expletive)? Everything he's saying's on the teleprompter." The White House refused to comment.

Early Monday morning, Blagojevich apologized, adding that what he said was "stupid, stupid, stupid."

For the record---I would venture to say many blacks have not shined anyone’s shoes, except their own.

Blagojevich continues to prove that he's certainly cruder than, well, most people.

What do you think?

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Before I go any further, "I grew up in the 'burbs. In a 6 bedroom house. My parents owned 2 cars, and I ate a square meal every night.' Does this mean my black card will be revoked? You tell me.

Moving on.

Can you believe the audacity of this ish coming out of people mouth's these days? Add this too.

Sen. Harry Reid "believed that the country was ready to embrace a black presidential candidate, especially one such as Obama - a 'light-skinned' African American 'with no Negro dialect, unless he wanted to have one" - NEGRO DIALECT? Seriously. 2010!!!

How dare folks question folks authenticity and act like their upbringing allows them to trump the President or anyone, by pulling the race card?

Blagojevich is wild, and in the words of Paul Mooney, "Everyone wants to be a nigga but nobody wants to be a nigga."

I know we all have on deep rooted thoughts and prejudices, but in 2010 I just hoped people would think before they say such things.

3 comments:

Journey said...

Damn yo, you had a 6 bedroom house??! Man, im blacker than you! because my house only had five!!! lol

Yo, dude is right..he is "stupid, stupid, stupid."....and why do we entertain these fools anyways?

So what he is saying is that being poor and stuggling defines blackness? Is he trying to get black folks on his side, because he went about that the wrong way and if he is, he can start by not trying to downplay the journey of the first black president.

Honestly, i hate when people try to downplay Obama's blackness. Negro Dialect...even if you want to label dialects, then Obama DOES have one, because even without knowing he is black, I can listen to his voice and tell he is black. Just because he is articulate and well spoken does not mean he doesnt sound black.

I once talked to a girl told me: "Obama is only president because he was raised by a white mother"

smh.

omarvelous said...

Stupid??? This is just plain ignorance. I've been sitting here for like 10 mins trying to think of a comment to write to fully express how I feel... And I can not... I'm not even surprised, shocked, or in awe... It's just more of the same... It's just sad when you hear it coming out of the mouths of people who actually have or had some kind of political influence over a community or blacks, whites, and etc. Like the whole time, these were your ideologies?

True2me said...

eff both of them and their views. I cannot belive he was trying to justify relating ..nevermind I can't continue

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