Racism in America, and Our President
I was amused this morning by a caller on the radio talk show I was listening to on the way in to work. This caller was a black man. He basically went on a rant and as a part of that rant, he called the black talk show host a racist towards blacks. Later on in some of the comments he made, the caller made blacks out to be dumb and couldn’t make their own choices as to what to listen to. The host called the caller a racist.
This caller is an instigator by self admission. He likes to argue. That said, he listens to the mostly conservative talk show so that he can call in regularly only to argue. This morning, the host played a clip of a song done by a private school that praised Obama and pushed his healthcare reform. I could write a whole other (short) post about that all by itself. But on the show, the host was talking about how in his own personal opinion (and I hold the same) the school shouldn’t be pushing political agenda, whether liberal or conservative. A school isn’t a political platform – it’s an educational institution. But I digress.
This caller called in as the first response to the comments made by the host. “Why are you guys on here EVERY DAY bashing Obama? Is it because he’s black??” (I put the words in quotes, but I admit I can’t remember his exact words – this is the gist of his comments though.) What this idiot failed to acknowledge is that every president has had the same ridicule and has lived under a microscope. Apparently he didn’t like it when the tables were turned and they started talking about his guy, and he made himself out to be an idiot when he began defending his views.
One other thing he said at the beginning of his call – the South is a dump. Yep, his own words: a dump. I can only assume, based on the rest of his comments, that he thinks it’s a dump because of its generally conservative views. I say to you, Dave, if it’s such a dump, leave. I happen to love it here.