Tired of Racism!

For Merrilyn and Anyone ELSE!!!
I'm not a racist by no means! I was being sarcastic. I'm leaving this a lone b/c no matter what you say on here people judge you before even knowing you. Alot of people on here are so quick to judge a person when they do wrong but slow to make change themselves when they are in the wrong. I pray 2010 will be a better year for everyone.
Yes we have a Bi-Racial President Not just BLACK, and no matter what he does he is not going to please everyone. No one is perfect but the question is "what are you doing to make a change in this world besides find fault on people."
Let make a change for the better not to hurt and put down people. Make yourself a better person first and then help those who may need it instead of judging. Happy New Year to everyone And GOD BLESS!

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Submitted by Gene61 on Fri, 01/01/2010 - 3:15am.

Yawn.....I could careless about an individuals color. And I don't hate President Obama, I just can't stand his policies, and its the other guys fault manner of addressing issues.. This President and his buddies on the hill have spent more in his time in office that any other President in his first year ever. President Obama has shattered the budget record for first-year presidents -- spending nearly double what his predecessor did when he came into office and far exceeding the first-year tabs for any other U.S. president in history.

That price tag came with a $1.4 trillion deficit, nearly $1 trillion more than last year. The overall budget was about a half-trillion more than Bush's for 2008, his final full fiscal year in office.

That's a big increase. But compared with other presidents' first years in office, Obama is running circles around them.

Bush spent $1.8 trillion in 2001, according to government budget figures that have been adjusted for inflation based on 2000 dollars. Using the same formula, former President Bill Clinton spent $1.6 trillion in 1993.

The last president to clock in under $1 trillion was Gerald Ford, who logged a $982 billion budget in 1975. Post-war Dwight Eisenhower even brought Uncle Sam's tab down to $556 billion in his first year, 1953.

Obama's first-year budget, adjusted for inflation, is about five times that. His 2009 budget is also close to 21 percent of that for Clinton's eight years in office -- Clinton's spending added up to $13.5 trillion over his two full terms. Bush spent $16.8 trillion from 2001-2008.

Back to local issue.

It's hard to ignore the fact that some major crimes happened in our county seem to be more and more related to minorites from the other surrounding counties . Thats fact, not racism.

Submitted by Davids mom on Sun, 01/03/2010 - 2:32pm.

Thanks for informing us that you're not a racist. All of your points have been dealt with in other blogs. Happy New Year.

Submitted by Bonkers on Fri, 01/01/2010 - 8:15am.

Your last statement:

well, yeah, but you are not counting white collar fraud, theft, screwing out of, insider trading and knowledge, better jobs unearned, and on and on!

The difference is that we are "afraid" of minority crime but not of white collar crime---particularly if we can get some of the proceeds.

Both of these groups need to be incarcerated and reformed equally.

Submitted by Davids mom on Thu, 12/31/2009 - 10:11pm.

Don't give up! Many here can discuss issues without bringing up race. But some people just have to denigrate/belittle those who don't agree with them - and instead of making their opinion known in a cogent manner, they resort to sexism, racism, etc., etc., etc. Many Americans don't even realize they are being racist - because many mannerisms, sayings, etc., have gone unchallenged. The younger generation is sick of it. One person in my generation sort of sluffs it off by saying 'that's the way it was'. Well the remnants of the way it was are no longer accepted today by most Americans. I have been guilty of using belittling remarks when attacked by a very few in these discussions. I have learned a great deal about the conservative thought. . . and this has increased my understanding of why some disagree with my thought. NOT ALL CONSERVATIVES ARE RACIST. I've learned that and share that with my friends. (And there are some liberals with racist notions). I have seen so much progress while here on this earth. The progress will not stop. Angry Taxpayer must believe that if you don't 'treat' something, it will 'heal' by itself. WRONG! Just as we must work at making our country healthy and whole again, we must look at our weaknesses and correct them - or the sickness will fester and grow. Keep your eyes open - and correct/educate when and where you can. God bless - and have a happy new year.

Submitted by merrilyn on Fri, 01/01/2010 - 9:26pm.

I'm fired up and ready to go. Smiling Happy new year!

Submitted by Davids mom on Sat, 01/02/2010 - 4:47pm.

Please note the citation below from another blogger:

I have mentioned to you before that I do not typically discuss race on here for obvious reasons. I did enter into one discussion with you about race a while back. I have seen you mention on this blog numerous times about race on your birth certificate "identifying you". I just cannot understand how this is such a mortal wound to you.

I did not respond to this statement made back in August - because for me it was a real eye-opener. The person ended the thought by saying that 'white' was on their birth certificate - and that didn't bother them at all.

There are some who really have no idea what it means to be 'black' in America - and to have the privilege as a black American to travel outside of the country and realize that to others in the world, we are just Americans. . .not hyphenated/classified Americans. In discussing the above citation with others - both black and white - it was agreed that it would take reading and exposure to the reality of racism to have the younger generation understand the undercurrent of racism that still exists in this country. The law now protects those who are mistreated based on race, gender, sexual orientation, etc. (IT PROTECTS ALL AMERICANS - NOT JUST MINORITIES) Many in this discussion have related that they experienced reverse racism. . . so we all know what a devastating experience that can be. We have so much to be proud of as Americans - that it is unthinkable that we cannot continue the progress that we have made regarding racial discrimination. If it were no longer a problem, it would not be continually referred to in the media, etc. So welcome aboard. I understand that you do not always agree with me – but there are some things that all of us agree on – WE ARE PROUD TO BE AMERICANS.

Submitted by AtHomeGym on Sat, 01/02/2010 - 5:19pm.

By golly, you done yourself proud there girl! Yeah, I can say that 'cause I'm as old as you!

Submitted by Davids mom on Sun, 01/03/2010 - 2:28pm.

Smiling Happy New Year! (We're still here!)

Submitted by merrilyn on Thu, 12/31/2009 - 8:55pm.

But, the point I was trying to make was that if you respond to racism with racism then there will be no solution's to the problem. The perp was described in the article and so we all knew his color, height and what he was wearing. Usually this is when the derogatory remarks begin.
My question to the other blogger was so who is the racist? Who has the more racist view? Boogurl or you? They never answered me. Did you read the difference in how the PTC Chevron robbery was reported as opposed to the Fayetteville Walgreen's report? The fact that someone refer's to the President as a "bro" in the White House suggesting that he is no better than the common criminal?

I was bothered by that. I agree that for some people, President Barack Obama will never change their hate for him, but he will continue to do what he can for this country and his supporter's are still there. As for making the world a better place, after seeing the picture of the PTC Chevron robber, myself and other's contacted the police to give them information that might help in catching this guy and whether it helped or not...They caught him and he is one less bad guy on the streets. I appreciate and respect what you stated and believe me when I say I am tired of it too. I thought I would live to see a world where we didn't have to disguss it as much, but that isn't reality. So maybe in the future you and I can both do what is necessary to make it better. I'll continue to try.

Submitted by Angry Taxpayer on Thu, 12/31/2009 - 8:22pm.

Alas, racism is so easy to find... when you're looking for it all the time.

Submitted by merrilyn on Fri, 01/01/2010 - 9:22pm.

I can honestly tell you that I have never in my soon to be 53 years made an effort to seek out racism. I watched my father risk his well being too many times to protect his children from it. It is a sore subject to those who have never had to endure it, because you have choosen to believe that it doesn't exist anymore. People who are brave and concerned enough to have the discussion in a respectable way, can learn and advance. No, it does'nt always have to be the main topic.

Here is what I can tell you from some of my own experiences. In 1996, there were young girls with their mom's selling Girlscout cookies at a local PTC shopping center. I was approached by one of the little girl's, who was so cute, so innocent and I listened as she asked if I wanted to buy her cookies? I said yes, I will take 2 boxes and started to hand this 6 year old my money. She turned to her mother and yelled, "mommie!! Come and get the money! And she turned back to me and said "I can't touch your hand, it will rub off on me." I was stunned in my tracks, saddened in my heart that this baby, this child who had only been in this world for a short time had been taught that she should'nt want my skin color to rub off on her. This was not in the 1950's, 60's or 70's. However, I purchased the cookies and I didn't let on to the adult's what had happened. I gave them away to children who I knew would enjoy them with a cold glass of milk.

I have from time to time wondered who that little girl grew up to be. I hope that there was someone in her life that opened a door of communicating with others without first considering their skin color. I could give you other examples of how it (racism) just seems to come at you out of nowhere, when you least expect it and would rather not address it, but there is no need for me to do that. I think you may understand my point. At least in a "perfect" world you would. Happy New Year!!

Submitted by boogurl on Sat, 01/02/2010 - 6:47pm.

I agree with you both and I appreciate your words and I will not give up.

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