Originally Posted by slayda
Or some black power guy because his mother was white & therefore he wasn't "black" enough. Remember that racists come in all colors and all religions have religious nuts.
It's a completely challenging situation for most Americans who are racist against blacks to deal with. Here you have a guy who is literally a complete racially defined American male who is exactly 50% white and 50% black. Even the fact that I list it off in that way is an indication of my own (probably huge) biases toward blacks.
Not only is he exactly 50% black, but that blackness is pure African blackness and, hence, Obama has no real shared history with the black people from America here other than the time he has spent with other black people during his life.
Adding onto all of this are the Barack Obama rumors about being a Muslim and being the anti-Christ (a rumor that's taken more seriously that I can even handle, because it's really
bad). You'll notice that almost any racist (yes.) smear search
(except this one and several others) about Obama or really just any stupid topic will have Tampa, Florida as a top 10 search-containing city. If I had to guess who would try to kill Obama, it would look something like this if I were guessing:
-From at least somewhere in Florida
-Maybe ~30 years old...I'll go with 31
-Thinks Obama is the Ant-Christ
-Wears a camoflauge jacket while he does it
It might seem kind of morbid to start taking stabs at who will try to stab Obama, but it's something that almost any informed person has been getting stressed out about. It really is incredibly hard to deal with the fact that this at least semi-decent politician might be gunned down, realistically, for being half black. I don't envy other Americans or even anybody everywhere who has to worry about this stuff, but I do feel a little better (bitter!) after talking about it for a minute here.