Obama “acting like he’s white,” says Jackson

posted at 10:37 am on September 19, 2007 by Allahpundit

Less repulsive than Al Sharpton’s odious “just because you’re our color doesn’t make you our kind” crack from February but no less transparent in its fear of usurpation by Obama’s post-racial potential, here’s the good reverend spraying poison in answering a question about the “Jena Six”:

On a statewide tour to register new voters, Jackson said South Carolina will determine “who has momentum” in the primary when it votes Jan. 29.

Jackson sharply criticized presidential hopeful and Illinois Sen. Barack Obama for “acting like he’s white” in what Jackson said has been a tepid response to six black juveniles’ arrest on attempted-murder charges in Jena, La. Jackson, who also lives in Illinois, endorsed Obama in March, according to The Associated Press.

“If I were a candidate, I’d be all over Jena,” Jackson said after an hour-long speech at Columbia’s historically black Benedict College.

“Jena is a defining moment, just like Selma was a defining moment,” said the iconic civil rights figure, who worked with Martin Luther King Jr. in the 1965 Selma civil rights movement and was with King at his 1968 assassination.

Later, Jackson said he did not recall making the “acting like he’s white” comment about Obama, stressing he only wanted to point out the candidates had not seized on an opportunity to highlight the disproportionate criminal punishments black youths too often face.

What’s more obnoxious — equating Obama’s refusal to behave exactly as Jackson wants him to with racial inauthenticity, the fact that Jackson would make that rhetorical move so casually as not even to remember it afterwards, the offhand insult to whites who are interested in the Jena case and support the defendants, or the fact that he’s conveniently overlooking the fact that Obama is white on his mother’s side? Or is that the point, to remind black voters that his blood isn’t 100% “authentic”?

I’ll skip the obvious exit question about how the press would react if a white politician said Obama was “acting like he’s black” and offer this one instead: does being on Jesse Jackson’s bad side help or hurt the Messiah with the electorate going forward?

Update: Here’s David Bowie “acting black,” I guess. In fairness to Jackson, though, he’s only operating in a space the GOP is helping to create for him.


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does being on Jesse Jackson’s bad side help or hurt the Messiah with the electorate going forward?

Doesn’t matter. Obama has very little chance anyway, but I don’t think it hurts him.

I’m wondering whatever happened to these words?

“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.”
-Martin Luther King, Jr.

Ordinary1 on September 19, 2007 at 10:45 AM

How exactly does one act like they’re white? Wear dark socks with shorts (like my Grandpa). Do the white man’s overbite while dancing. Have no rhythm when they dance. Sing “Baby Got Back” when they, in fact, do not. Look like 100 miles of bad road while listening to Poison and watching wrestling on USA network.

I don’t get it.

mjk on September 19, 2007 at 10:46 AM

Two words for Obama: Sister Souljah.

Jaibones on September 19, 2007 at 10:47 AM

Seriously. But he can’t afford to do that.

Allahpundit on September 19, 2007 at 10:49 AM

fear of usurpation by Obama’s post-racial potential

That nails it right there.

Spirit of 1776 on September 19, 2007 at 10:51 AM

How exactly does one act like they’re white?

You don’t spew out insane rhetoric like Jackson and Sharpton. If you don’t crusade for, let’s say, reparations, then you are not black.

Everything word out of your mouth has to have a racial slant to it. Otherwise you work “for the man” no matter what color your skin.

mojowire on September 19, 2007 at 10:51 AM

Obama might be kicked out the “Brother” club.

abinitioadinfinitum on September 19, 2007 at 10:52 AM

So, they want Obama to act like Hillary when he is giving a speech to the brothers and sisters?

Damn Jesse, you playin the race card against a brother?

BobK on September 19, 2007 at 10:53 AM

Hey, jesse, you may have heard of this guy:

“I have a dream that my children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.

locomotivebreath1901 on September 19, 2007 at 10:55 AM

At the risk of being politically incorrect, how can Obama be considered any more “Black” than “White?” Mom was “White” and dad was “Black.” That says to me that genetically, it is a 50-50 draw. And since dad was out of the picture after the divorce, he was raised by his mother. Does that mean he was raised “White?”

If it comes down to the argument that he “looks Black,” then does that mean genetics have nothing to do with race and it is simply one’s appearance? If so, isn’t that totally at odds with Martin Luther King’s “I have a dream” speech?

My head hurts…

rbb on September 19, 2007 at 10:56 AM

So Obama who is half white is too white for Jesse? But Bill Clinton, who is all-white is Jesse’s black President, and I am sure he will have no problem rounding up black people and marching them to the polls to vote for Bill’s wife Hilary, who is whiter-than- white.
I pity the half dozen fools who still take this man seriously.

RMR on September 19, 2007 at 10:56 AM

Obama is half-Caucasian on his mother’s side, so if he acts white he’s merely representing his heritage.

Who in the blue hell is Jesse Jackson?

Enrique on September 19, 2007 at 10:56 AM

First, let me fix sumpin ….

Jackson sharply criticized presidential hopeful and Illinois Sen. Barack Obama for “acting like he’s white presidential material

……..

“does being on Jesse Jackson’s bad side help or hurt the Messiah with the electorate going forward?”

Being on Jesse’s bad side, or good side, will always hurt his acquaintances – in the political universe or elsewhere.

fogw on September 19, 2007 at 10:58 AM

The Jena 6 is a righteous cause, too bad it has Sharpton and Jackson slime on it. If they were in any way interested instead of bolstering their own fading influence they would be petitioning the state AG and not marching in a town of 5,000 people. Sharpton and Jackson still make me sick.

Theworldisnotenough on September 19, 2007 at 10:58 AM

does being on Jesse Jackson’s bad side help or hurt the Messiah with the electorate going forward?

It is moot. As Hotair has noted Obama draws the intelligent vote. So being on Jackson’s bad side endears him to voters he already has. Those that agree with Sharpton are most likely in the Hilary camp anyway. In the general it would help, slightly, but he will not get that far.

Theworldisnotenough on September 19, 2007 at 11:02 AM

Perhaps if BHO called some black women “bitches”, a la Isaiah Thomas, he could get his black credentials back. Or if he called black women “bitches” half the time he could get his half-black credentials. Something like that.

Are we at the point yet where these terms are meaningless? What does “acting black” mean? Is “blackness” a condition or a behavior? If it’s a behavior then can, say, Joe Biden with the proper training by the approved professionals, “act black”? If it’s a condition then are BHO’s kids 75% black? Is Tiger Woods kid 25% black and half Swedish? Is Jackson 80% a-hole or is he a thoroughbred, 100% pureblood a-hole? Such a complex issue.

Thomas the Wraith on September 19, 2007 at 11:03 AM

Jackson, Sharption et al do not want to fix racial issues. They’d rather excaberate them in order to keep the money flowing. The sooner these two fade away into obscurity the sooner we can actually start addressing grievences and allow healing to take place.

Man, I sounded too thenthitive there. I gotta go out and do something destructive to stay in the VRWC.

JasonG on September 19, 2007 at 11:03 AM

mjk on September 19, 2007 at 10:46 AM

You do not have to “get it.” If you hear someone Black say that poltiely ask them to describe “acting Black.”

Theworldisnotenough on September 19, 2007 at 11:03 AM

“acting like he’s white”

Apparently he isn’t calling enough black women bitches or hos. I imagine Jesse would come to his defense then.

Buford on September 19, 2007 at 11:05 AM

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he Jena 6 is a righteous cause, too bad it has Sharpton and Jackson slime on it. If they were in any way interested instead of bolstering their own fading influence they would be petitioning the state AG and not marching in a town of 5,000 people. Sharpton and Jackson still make me sick.

Theworldisnotenough on September 19, 2007 at 10:58 AM

I agree. On the surface, at least, it appears these kids are being shat upon in a bad way, and they’d be better served if Sharpton and Jackson spent their efforts and resources on legal channels rather than marching and mugging for the camera.

flipflop on September 19, 2007 at 11:07 AM

At the risk of being politically incorrect, how can Obama be considered any more “Black” than “White?” Mom was “White” and dad was “Black.” That says to me that genetically, it is a 50-50 draw. And since dad was out of the picture after the divorce, he was raised by his mother. Does that mean he was raised “White?”

rbb on September 19, 2007 at 10:56 AM

For the record Obamas father was African, and his Mother white. He was rasied by his grandparents.

Theworldisnotenough on September 19, 2007 at 11:07 AM

But did Jesse say Barack was a white bitch?
And if so would that phrasing envelope the Mrs.? Could it? Fit?

Stephen M on September 19, 2007 at 11:09 AM

This Jena 6 thing is getting the African American community all stirred up. Here in ATL we have several predominately black colleges who have orgainzed buses and are going to Jena to join in the protests there. It is the statements that come out of the mouths of the students that is disturbing. If you credited those statements to a caucausian they would be prosecuted for a hate crime. The black community is getting into a feeding frenzy over the hate whitey speech of these “leaders” and if something happens at this protest in LA it could flash across the country, or at least in those areas of the country with large black communities. So in other words for those living in New England this will just come off as another example of southern racism, and completely ignore the facts of what started such an outburst if it should happen.

LakeRuins on September 19, 2007 at 11:09 AM

Inverted racism. Give it up to Jackson – who sees nothing but color…

whatthecrap on September 19, 2007 at 11:10 AM

Jesse’s acting stupid.

But is it really an act?

JammieWearingFool on September 19, 2007 at 11:12 AM

I’d lay odds that just about everyone that reads this blog knows Jackson/Sharpton for the race baiters/hustlers that they are. By creating blog posts highliting their activities, are we really doing more than stroking our own egoes in agreement with each other that they are scum?

There isn’t a rational thinking human being that gives them credibility…Why not let them fade into their own obscurity?

samuelrylander on September 19, 2007 at 11:13 AM

You do not have to “get it.” If you hear someone Black say that poltiely ask them to describe “acting Black.”

Theworldisnotenough on September 19, 2007 at 11:03 AM

Okay, good. I’m glad that I’m not required to get it. I should think that race baiting like this should be done already in this day and age. But apparently it must work because people pull it out with every election.

mjk on September 19, 2007 at 11:20 AM

LakeRuins on September 19, 2007 at 11:09 AM

We have heard plenty about this in SC as well. People are pissed. The complaints are: they should never have been charged as adults, never should have been charged with attempted murder, and why was there an all white Jury for the first kid. And of course the three nooses that were alledgedly hung from a tree doesn’t help this issue.

I understand their issues, but when six kids beat another kid unconscious, there have to be charges. The arguement over what charges are appropriate is fair.

sunny on September 19, 2007 at 11:22 AM

The Jena 6 is a righteous cause, too bad it has Sharpton and Jackson slime on it.
Theworldisnotenough on September 19, 2007 at 10:58 AM

I’ve been following it and blogging on it for months in favor of the Jena 6 – one of the few conservatives to do so – and while I think the DA is engaging in selective prosecution, the “Six” are not altar boys either. Bell has four priors, and there is at least one witness (who is black) who says that Bell was bragging that morning that somebody white was going to get beat up. I have a source in Jena who says she’ll send me the court docs, and if what she’s saying is accurate, the media has really screwed the pooch on this one. As usual.

Laura on September 19, 2007 at 11:27 AM

Sunny, the all white jury is less of an issue – in an 85% white town it was practically inevitable – than the fact that 3 people on the jury are reported to have connections to the prosecution. The mother or relative of Jessica Hooter, a prosecution witness, an old friend of DA Reed Walters, and a close friend of the victim’s mother.

Laura on September 19, 2007 at 11:29 AM

Laura on September 19, 2007 at 11:29 AM

Laura…Thanks for the relationship connections on the jury. I didn’t know about that. The all white jury thing has been an issue on the news here.

sunny on September 19, 2007 at 11:33 AM

A great book on this topic is here:

http://www.amazon.com/Authentically-Black-Essays-Silent-Majority/dp/1592400019

I hope we see Mr McWhorter on TV discussing this Jackson fellow.

Zetterson on September 19, 2007 at 11:33 AM

I’m wondering whatever happened to these words?

“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.”
-Martin Luther King, Jr.

Ordinary1 on September 19, 2007 at 10:45 AM

I’ve wondered that very thing for a long time now.

I think what Jackson really meant was Obama is “acting like he’s not racist”.

CP on September 19, 2007 at 11:34 AM

CP on September 19, 2007 at 11:34 AM
said
I think what Jackson really meant was Obama is “acting like he’s not racist”.

Damn it CP, now I got coffee on my keyboard.

BobK on September 19, 2007 at 11:43 AM

How to act black?

I’m gonna get you sucka comes to mind.

TexasDan on September 19, 2007 at 12:19 PM

All Obama will have to do is cozy up with the pastor of his black separatist church and all will be forgiven. The minute his support among blacks start dropping in the polls, expect him to do exactly that.

csdeven on September 19, 2007 at 12:23 PM

Ok…if anyone listens to what jesse you owe me something jackson says…please raise your hand…nuff said…

osama obama who…???…is that the magic negro guy…???…who cares…

areseaoh on September 19, 2007 at 12:24 PM

The sad fact is that the black community is suffering from the silent majority syndrome. In my experience, most regular black folks are decent hard working souls who love their families, this country, and their God. They despise the JJ and AS of the black community but fear the wrath of the outspoken just as the moral majority did in the 60′s and therefore are silent. The democrats get their support because they at least recognize them. If conservatives would start speaking to the values of Americans, I dare say most people, including minorities, would be more supportive of them.

csdeven on September 19, 2007 at 12:27 PM

csdeven, agreed. This Joseph C. Phillips article makes a related point.

Broadcasters and commentators should marshal the same righteous indignation they found for Scooter Libby and take the lead in covering the Jena 6 because the fight for justice is supposed to be a hallmark of conservatism. Perhaps we have been slow to the cause because there have been some hints that the character of some of these young men is less than stellar. However the case is not about the character of these youths, but about whether there is integrity in the law and whether LaSalle parish will be made to join the 21st century with the rest of us.

Laura on September 19, 2007 at 12:36 PM

Does that mean O.J. Simpson is acting black?

km on September 19, 2007 at 12:42 PM

So if you had a Black father, white mother,were raised in Hawaii by White grandparents and called Barry, you are out of the running for the entitled Black candidate? Sounds like equality to me.

I would think Barry falls more into the “I Had A Dream” scenario than the racist con-job of Jackson’s universe. Too bad he’s trying to make believe he’s from there, and worked so hard on that deep South accent when he’s down there.

Hening on September 19, 2007 at 12:46 PM

Jesse Jackson is just jealous that Obama is getting more attention than him and has gotten farther with his presidential aspirations that Jackson ever did or ever will.

He can’t stand the fact that Obama is getting glowing coverage whereas he has to “pay” for his by alerting the media to his various marches and protests (because they wouldn’t know about him otherwise).

Sensible Mom on September 19, 2007 at 12:47 PM

I think it obvious that Jackson’s racism is what fuels his relevancy these days.

Kini on September 19, 2007 at 12:52 PM

I’ll skip the obvious exit question about how the press would react if a white politician said Obama was “acting like he’s black”

That’s not the obvious exit question at all. We know that the press response would depend on the white politician’s political affiliation. It would be ignored if John Edwards said it but Rudy would be branded a card-carrying member of the KKK.

The obvious exit question is “Why didn’t Jesse Jackson take Hillary Clinton to task for “trying to act black” with her Aunt Jemimah impersonations but, now, feels the need to set some sort of racial stereotype standard for Obama. God forbid an educated black man doesn’t behave as if he hangs out on a street corner with his homies eating Popeye’s fried chicken and sucking down malt products from a brown paper bag!

As to the question if it hurts or helps to be on the bad side of Jesse, I’m guessing the same rule-of-thumb they used with Obama’s racist pastor applies (the one who was disinvited to the campaign announcement and whose church has a whole set of anti-white rules). Jackson is just one of many Obama supporters who help the most by staying out of the campaign spotlight until after Obama is elected.

highhopes on September 19, 2007 at 12:56 PM

I think it obvious that Jackson’s racism is what fuels his relevancy these days.

Kini on September 19, 2007 at 12:52 PM

Jesse relevant? Only if you are green (dark green).

On-my-soap-box on September 19, 2007 at 12:59 PM

Jesse who?

JM Hanes on September 19, 2007 at 1:00 PM

The obvious exit question is “Why didn’t Jesse Jackson take Hillary Clinton to task for “trying to act black” with her Aunt Jemimah impersonations…
highhopes on September 19, 2007 at 12:56 PM

Brilliant question. Well done highhopes! That is an excellent point.

Zetterson on September 19, 2007 at 1:02 PM

Jesse Jackson is just jealous that Obama is getting more attention than him and has gotten farther with his presidential aspirations that Jackson ever did or ever will.

He can’t stand the fact that Obama is getting glowing coverage whereas he has to “pay” for his by alerting the media to his various marches and protests (because they wouldn’t know about him otherwise).

Sensible Mom on September 19, 2007 at 12:47 PM

That could be part of it but I think what is really driving this racial arsonist is the fact that the 2nd most threatening thing to his “profession” is a successful black Democrat politician. That is 2nd in line, of course, to a successful black Republican. If too much of that happens he’d be out of a job!

Zetterson on September 19, 2007 at 1:08 PM

what’s wrong with acting white?
I’m offended. Can I sue Jackson for this?

bridgetown on September 19, 2007 at 1:35 PM

You know, I’d support Jackson, but I’m the wrong color to do so.

And if we’ve learned anything from Jackson, it’s that the color of your skin does (and should) determine your political views and who you support. So he certainly can’t possibly expect my support.

I’ve known a number of people who believe they know all they need to about a stranger based on simply knowing their skin-color; I didn’t realize they were as smart as Rev. Jackson… or vice-versa.

gekkobear on September 19, 2007 at 2:22 PM

Is Jackson 80% a-hole or is he a thoroughbred, 100% pureblood a-hole? Such a complex issue.

Thomas the Wraith on September 19, 2007 at 11:03 AM

Heh heh! That’s funny!

I think being on Jesse’s bad side would be a boost for a presidential candidate, but I’m white, so what the heck do I know??

4shoes on September 19, 2007 at 2:27 PM

Al Sharpton’s odious “just because you’re our color doesn’t make you our kind” crack

He kind is a race baiting, poverty pimp who perpetuates the black victim mentality. Let’s hope Obama never becomes one of his kind. When I was in High School during the 70’s, getting A’s in school, I was tagged as “acting white.” I never thought that 30 years later my children would be faced with the same stupidity. All the radio and TV stations that are marketed toward black youth follow this same mind set. MTV and BET have long ago been banned from my home.

They despise the JJ and AS of the black community but fear the wrath of the outspoken just as the moral majority did in the 60’s and therefore are silent.

We speak very loud and very often. That our thoughts and opinions on contemporary issues rarely if ever make it to the public forum or the news on any network is the frustrating part. Not to mention the constant assumption by white folks, especially liberals, that we are all of the same mind set. The best thing the Republicans can do is to stop being wimps on racial issues. Explain in no uncertain terms that the present conditions that exist in predominately Black neighborhoods are the direct result of Democratic policies. Grab onto it a never let go. Yeah, right!!

Zaire67 on September 19, 2007 at 2:30 PM

Not to mention the constant assumption by white folks, especially liberals, that we are all of the same mind set.

Zaire67 on September 19, 2007 at 2:30 PM

I hear this line quite a bit, these days, but there is ample polling data to let anyone know where the black community stands on a variety of issues. And then, there are all the elections, which speak very loudly and very clearly.

The fact is that blacks are as monolithic a voting bloc as has ever existed in the US. It is just a fact.

The best thing the Republicans can do is to stop being wimps on racial issues.

Absolutely. Someone needs to act like an adult.

progressoverpeace on September 19, 2007 at 3:45 PM

If Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton don’t like Barrack Obama, then maybe he isn’t such a bad candidate after all.

SoulGlo on September 19, 2007 at 4:38 PM

I cannot quite understand why the Rev. Jackson is so surprised. Southern Democrats have never exactly distinguished themselves in the struggle for civil rights; it now appears that this is a generalization that can be extended to at least one Black Southern Democrat.

While it may make one feel a little bit wormy to be on the same side of an argument as the Reverends Jackson and Sharpton, it seems perfectly clear, based on news reports, that they have a strong argument here. The background to this story is horrendous…a “white” (i.e. Whites Only” hang out area) tree in a school yard; “uppity” black kids being threatened (nooses hanging from the tree, for God’s sake!)and attacked by white kids acting with total impunity, and when (to all appearances) the black kids acted in self defence (or, at worst, in kind) the local D.A. (white) comes down on them with attempted murder charges.

This is Louisiana, folks. Plus ca change, plus ca meme chose.

This is a wonderful opportunity for Republicans to show who truly does represent civil rights..true civil rights. They might have to get onside with Jackson and Sharpton, but it’s okay because this time, I think, they’re right.

Blaise on September 19, 2007 at 5:02 PM

The best thing the Republicans can do is to stop being wimps on racial issues.

Absolutely. Someone needs to act like an adult.

progressoverpeace on September 19, 2007 at 3:45 PM

Good luck with that! Oh and that inconvenient voting block thing? Just go ahead and disregard that too. It is obviously the creation of some “racist”…

As for b hussein, he and michelle have already played the race card more than once. What more could jj want? Unbelievable. Or is it…

JWS on September 19, 2007 at 5:38 PM

Good luck with that! Oh and that inconvenient voting block thing? Just go ahead and disregard that too. It is obviously the creation of some “racist”…

JWS on September 19, 2007 at 5:38 PM

Actually, I think that the [i]new[/i] word in lib circles is “racialist”. They had been abusing the term, “racist”, so much that they decided a new word was needed.

As for b hussein, he and michelle have already played the race card more than once. What more could jj want? Unbelievable. Or is it…

Sadly … predictable.

progressoverpeace on September 19, 2007 at 6:07 PM

Lets start this by some background. I grew up in Jena and graduated from Jena High School. The first time I heard of a “white” tree was after the Barker boy was beaten. My understanding is that the nooses in the tree were in response to the weeks them of “Hang the Mustangs” (the Friday night’s football opponent). As if it really mattered, since the town and its people are already judged (remind you of some Marines). The Barker boy had nothing to do with the nooses (actually i have been informed that all three boys were expelled from school for a year and the FBI and US Attorneys Office have investigated and found no civil rights violations of the “Six” … nobody has said anything about Justin’s civil rights).

I do agree the boys were over charged, but geesh, crime is crime. The nooses do not justify the beating. It is like the 4 guys who raped the girl in Dallas and said it was for 400 years of oppression. Again, crime is crime!

There are alot of good people in Jena. They opened their doors and hearts to the folks who were displaced by Katrina.

One thing you can bet on, the folks that want all of us dead (black white green yellow purple pink blue and all others in this country), are simply enjoying this. We have better get our heads out of the ground and come together, not to sing or have drum circles, but to defend our very way of life.

Thank God for Sheepdogs!!!

Claimsratt on September 19, 2007 at 6:19 PM

Sunny, the all white jury is less of an issue – in an 85% white town it was practically inevitable – than the fact that 3 people on the jury are reported to have connections to the prosecution. The mother or relative of Jessica Hooter, a prosecution witness, an old friend of DA Reed Walters, and a close friend of the victim’s mother. Laura on September 19, 2007 at 11:29 AM

The reason there was an all white jury is that no blacks reported for jury duty that day. The DA isnt the brightest lawyer in LaSalle Parish, but I do believe he would have never let an all white jury be seated unless that was his only option. I also understand that Bell was offered a plea deal that would have meant time served and that would be it. However I am told the NAACP convinced his mother to talk him out of it.

Most people in Jena are connected in one way or another, just like any small town in America. The best thing that could have happened is a change of venue. Not sure if there was a motion filed.

Claimsratt on September 19, 2007 at 6:44 PM

So, if I find Jesse Jackson to be a pandering immoral hack, then his criticism of Obama is going to make me more sympathatic to Barack?

Is that the “logic”?

What if I just don’t trust Obama, whatever else I think of him?

No trust, and the rest of his “achievements” are meaningless.

In fact, the more “accomplished” he is, the more of a threat his basic untrustworthiness becomes.

But, I sense that he is also a thin slice of baloney and won’t last long in the “political tooth and nail” shredding to come.

Which will send this potential Malaysian Candidate back to fiddle on the local level.

Where he can do less harm.

profitsbeard on September 19, 2007 at 6:57 PM

Claimsratt on September 19, 2007 at 6:19 PM

Thanks for that, it saved me some typing. The whole thing is completely blown out of proportion. I could care less about the color, the fact is six teenagers jumped and beat the crap out of one teenager (allegedly).

attacked by white kids acting with total impunity, and when (to all appearances) the black kids acted in self defence

I have read that the teen assaulted had been mouthing off, not physically provoking them. Even so, six on one?

SouthernDem on September 19, 2007 at 8:58 PM

SouthernDem,

If you want a good chronology of events leading up to tomorrow go to

http://www.thejenatimes.net/home_page_graphics/home.html

The best reporters on the subject and the town can be found here. However, be warned, these are true reporters and not the psuedo types with the MSM.

Claimsratt on September 19, 2007 at 9:46 PM

As Hotair has noted Obama draws the intelligent vote….
Theworldisnotenough on September 19, 2007 at 11:02 AM

Say What?

Was that an opinion poll or an IQ test?

I think we need DNA testing of candidates. It is obvious it is not the color of your skin that defines race, it is the color of your DNA! Once we get the percentages nailed down we can figure out who to love and who to hate.

We could sort out the wannabees and fakers using the wrong dialects, who should be eating chicken and who should be eating white bread. We can settle if Jackson had the right to use that Hymietown remark or was he just a self-loather?

As a Mongrel I demand everyone be sorted correctly.

That is Mongrel, not Mongol.

entagor on September 19, 2007 at 10:29 PM

As a black man, it really turns my stomach to see that this is the level “our cause” has slipped to — support of a group of thugs who beat the pulp out of an unarmed victim.

The background to this story is horrendous…a “white” (i.e. Whites Only” hang out area) tree in a school yard; “uppity” black kids being threatened (nooses hanging from the tree, for God’s sake!)and attacked by white kids acting with total impunity, and when (to all appearances) the black kids acted in self defence (or, at worst, in kind) the local D.A. (white) comes down on them with attempted murder charges.

Blaise on September 19, 2007 at 5:02 PM

Let’s see, these kids jumped an unarmed guy 6-on-1, beat him unconcious, and continued to kick him while he was out until a passer-by intevened. All of this occured 3 months after the noose incident. Please explain to me how in the world that is self defence.

…actually i have been informed that all three boys were expelled from school for a year…

Claimsratt on September 19, 2007 at 6:19 PM

This simply is not true. The principal recomended the noose hangers be expelled but the school superintendent reinstated them after a brief suspension.

I’m all for law and justice, and I do believe the noose hangers got off way too light, but there’s no way I’m rallying behind the actions of the 6. I hate to say it but most people who are supporting them are being played.

some facts

12thman on September 20, 2007 at 7:11 AM

Claimsratt on September 19, 2007 at 9:46 PM

OK, so where is the section that describes the one teen attacking 6 others, who then stomped him after he was unconscious in self-defense? Cuz I missed that.

SouthernDem on September 20, 2007 at 9:39 AM

That was directed at Blaise, incidentally.

SouthernDem on September 20, 2007 at 9:41 AM