Obama: My (Racist?) White Grandmother Feared Black Men

Obama and his white grandparents

Obama in his “Historical Race Speech threw ‘Grandma Under The Train”

Barack Obama, to help save his standing in the black community, described his “White Grandmother” as a racist.

… my relationship with Reverend Wright. As imperfect as he may be, he has been like family to me. He strengthened my faith, officiated my wedding, and baptized my children. Not once in my conversations with him have I heard him talk about any ethnic group in derogatory terms, or treat whites with whom he interacted with anything but courtesy and respect. He contains within him the contradictions – the good and the bad – of the community that he has served diligently for so many years.

I can no more disown him than I can disown the black community. I can no more disown him than I can my white grandmother – a woman who helped raise me, a woman who sacrificed again and again for me, a woman who loves me as much as she loves anything in this world, but a woman who once confessed her fear of black men who passed by her on the street, and who on more than one occasion has uttered racial or ethnic stereotypes that made me cringe.

These people are a part of me. And they are a part of America, this country that I love.

His grandmother is the one who raised Barack. Talk about an ungrateful grandchild….

The Messiah has cracks in his halo.


t/b: Hot Air, Michelle Malkin

11 thoughts on “Obama: My (Racist?) White Grandmother Feared Black Men”

  1. Obvious facts:
    Your grandmother confessed to be afraid of black men is not, ipso facto, racist
    Your preacher who said “USofKKKA” is, ipso facto, racist
    Less obvious facts:
    I once thought I could vote for this guy, that he was something different. I am, ipso facto, naïve. I am as guilty as Obama’s grandmother.

  2. “Talk about an ungrateful grandchild…” so you are equating “being grateful” with not admitting or seeing any flaws? Come on! So, speaking honestly about difficult issues is “throwing his grandmother under the bus?” I think no matter what the man says–or what any Liberal or Democrat would say, you would reject without any consideration whatsoever.

    The point of the reference to his grandmother was to provide a counterweight to being tied to the views of his pastor. Should I be tied to the views of my own grandmother, which is ludicrous given the sentiment. It also reminds us that prejudices both ways across the racial divide. It also reminds his white audience that he is biracial, and not merely a “black candidate.” And just what is the Liberal Hypocrisy of your metatag? For that you reveal yourself for what you are.

  3. I don’t think he threw anyone under the bus. He prefaced his comments about his grandmother by saying how much she loved him. And, truthfully, most of us have heard our parents or grandparents say things that we would never say publicly or privately about matters of racial sterotypes. I make no excuses at all for “Rev” Wright and the things he said, but, I think Obama did a good job in the speech yesterday. And I’m not an Obama supporter and am not going to vote for him (too liberal on values issues), but think he said things that were critical of both one aspect of his grandmother’s thinking and his former Pastor’s thinking – without throwing either under the bus.

  4. Obama’s speech of race: I am a white woman (european) who married a US soldier while in Germany, he too is black. I had a son from a previous marriage, and also two bi-racial children from my african american husband.
    While there are many bigots in Europe, at least they will openly discuss their pros and cons regarding race.
    To my disappointment upon arriving in the USA, the racism could not be more obvious. For a large portion of white americans, my children were not white enough; for the african american people, my children were not black enough, labeled ‘halfbreeds’ while white americans labeled my children as ‘n*****children’. Neither side accepted my children. They label reserved for me by many americans of both sides was ‘n*****whore. It was a painful experience for me, and my family.
    My children attempted to fit in with no results, their pain was great. My oldest son, whom was of a german father, was often ridiculed why he had n*****sister-, and or brother. I instilled into my children that color of the skin of anyone did not matter.
    Eventually, it caused a rift in my own family, while my oldest son (white) was denied college vs. racial preference of my daughter. My children could not understand.
    My husbands family were oldschool, and refused to accept my children, and myself due to our race.
    I can fully understand Obama, and his reasonings, racism is still fluent in many parts of this country, and should be more forceful addressed. The subtleness, and open racism against my family, and myself cuased my marriage to fall apart; my children were more comfortable to adept the african american community; and naturally changed their outlook on life, and environment, in which one must make a choice which group to belong. It was a paonful experience for me to see my children suffer for something the had no part in other than being born to two different colored people, one white, and one black.
    To conclude my opinion, the racism exposed by democrats in this years election is ugly, but yet good, because now one can see which way american society will go either in selecting a biracial contenter, or a white woman. It will also expose the true colors of America.

  5. Obama’s grandmother’s rightly feared aggressive panhandlers (from what I understand by Obama’s story in his first book).. And her husband seemed to pass on a dissing and accusatory attitude to young Barry. Protect your wife, old man. See to your grandmother’s needs, young man.

    And do not accuse people without adequate evidence — of racism or whatever else.

  6. One last thought to my opinion: The Clinton’s opened up the racial divide in this country for all to see due to their lust for power, and ambition. It has nothing to do whether HRC is more qualified or not, it is personal for them. The only way they were hoping to win is by dividing the country, playing whites against blacks, and blacks against hispanics. They also knew that there is a natural dislike between hispanis, and blacks, which they willfully exploited. Their display of arrogance, and bigotry is disgusting, as demonstrated by their numerous surrogates only not to have direct findgerprints of the Clintons. But I guess they also feel that americans are stupid, not seeing what game thy are playing.
    Obama did not threw his granmother under the bus, but only did what my children, and most likely many others had to do to survive.

  7. crutchy – good job projecting your racism onto others. There are 300 million Americans – 299,999,999 of us don’t give a shit what color you, your husband and your kids are.

  8. Pbama went out of his way to prove that Bill clinton was Right.. He finally made himself into the Latest BLACK Candidate after all… BTW Where is he Hiding the two people who sacrificed to send him to Columbia and Harvard??? Ashamed of them???

  9. I found it telling that he mentioned how his grandmother loved him as much as anything, but he didn’t mention anything about loving her.

    Obama, abandoned first by his Kenyan father and then by his Marxist mother, abandoned real hope for real change — the advantages provided by his grandparent — 20 years ago to soak in Rev. Wright’s messages.

    Rev. Wright has been stewing in his own angry juices for 30 years, and now that almost every ounce of grace, forgiveness and personal responsibility has boiled away, they’re pretty intense and prone to splattering out of the pan on occasion. Rather than seeking to effect real change and an end to racism over the past 30 years, Wright spent that time sucking people OUT of the land of opportunity and INTO his church’s separatist black value system. He uses shame to do it via the church’s “unashamedly black” slogan, pointing a finger at fellow African Americans as apparently ashamed of their color, race or heritage if they happen to disagree that they are equal victims today of prejudice perpetrated 40 years ago.

    After soaking up more than a decade of Rev. Wright’s messages, it’s no wonder hope started to seem audacious to Obama. When I see somebody who seems to be a bright man committing his daughters to indoctrination in class and race warfare, things seem a little bleaker to me, too.

    It’s a sad day when a man supposedly trying to marshall a movement positioning himself as “above the fray” interprets others’ judgment regarding the content of his and his mentor’s character as judgment regarding skin color.

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