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Discussion question of the day:

Recently other races have pointed out that they do not think the song "My President's Black" is appropriate to sing. A White lady even stated that they wouldn't be able to say "My President's White", so why should Blacks say it?

Do you agree?

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8 comments:

Touche said...

I agree and disagree with the question. The one thing I realize about blacks (whom i love immensely) we can dish it but we can't always take it. "My President is White" wouldn't fly!!! I'm talking Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, NAACP, protest, petitions, letters it would be insane. So I understand why "OTHERS" may feel like the song is inappropriate.

But on the other end... your president has ALWAYS been white, so has your boss and company president and governor and mayor and supreme court justice like can we be excited that for the FIRST time our president is BLACK!!!

Sooo in conclusion..

turns on Jeezy, sings "MY PRESIDENT BLACK"

lol

Sartorially Savvy said...

There's always a double standard when it comes to matters of race. The difference is, racism. Quite simply put. Everyone "Keeping up..." knows that racism is a societal construct designed by the majority to keep them in such position, and keep the minority oppressed. That being said, those in the minority CANNOT by definition, be "racist" and an expression of "My President is White" would merely be another cog in the constantly churning machine to keep the minority oppressed, whereas for the minority exclaiming, "My President is Black..." is an expression of joy and celebration because the president being black is much more an exception than it is the rule, unlike the aforementioned white president. So, in summation, I concur with Touche! Crank that JEEZY!!!!

Humbly Beautiful said...

I have mixed opinions about the song. I have not really listened to it completely and have not read all the lyrics, but I have seen the clip that the conservative commentators are attacking. I have issues with their attacks because to me their argument is flawed. I don't think the statements were racists, but I do think Jay-Z should have known better, being such a famous supporter of Barack that this would come out. It is not right, but people tend to group all black people in the same category, and think we all think the same and speak for all black people, which we don't.

I think we have the right to be proud that our President is Black. Some people can be negative with their statements of "My President is Black." Hope that statement makes sense, doesn't completely sound the same when I write it out than when it is in my head.

I also think some statements people make in conjunction with the song are going against what Obama campaigned on...hope, unity, and change.

Anonymous said...

White people have long lived by the "one drop" rule that catogorized any person with any trace of African ancestry "black." Clearly, Barack would fall under their rule because he looks black, but now all of the sudden they have a problem with US calling him black? Eff that.

The only reason why it's a problem is because black people are excited about whats happening and coming together to make ish happen. Their worst nightmares are coming true.

Yes Barack is mixed but we identify with him and there's no reason why that should be a problem, folks are just fearing our unity.

Zelle said...

Yeah it would be a problem to say "my president is white" cause they're all white! I mean...if my little bit of pride feels like I'm taking something away from white people, they need to get their heads out of their asses, to put it bluntly.

It's like...white people have everything. Everything. Not that black people have nothing, but damn. Can we have our moment?

And for the record, "My President is Black" is a stupid song, but for those four words.

Moe-Moe said...

GET OVER IT WHITE PEOPLE MY PRESIDENT IS BLACK IS NOT RACIST AND I LOVE THE SONG WHITE PEOPLE CANNOT EVER LET US HAVE A GOOD THINK WE GOT A BLACK MAN WITH AN AFRICAN NAME IN OFFIE WHICH YA'LL HELPED US VOTE IN........I AM EXCITED TO SEE A MIXED MAN WITH ABLACK WIF AND KIDS IN OFFICE AND DEAL WITH IT

CandyLand said...

This dude is SOOO irritating. He positively annoyed the hell out of me.

The Socialite said...

@Candyland: Tell me about it! lol

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