Why Knowing The Issues Is Important

Posted: October 10, 2008 in Politics

I’ll let this short audio clip speak for itself.

  1. Cherokee says:

    Oh ,man!!! LOL Can this be true?! Man I wanted so much to actually see these interviews. And then black folks can’t make the connection between why we are looked upon with suspicion when it concerns matters of intelligence. And the frightning part is that I suspect that these same types of responses would be gathered from a disturbing amount of blacks in any neighborhood or educational level. It’s a crying shame but the fact of the matter is is that black people are voting for color not content of character. America is headed towards a curious amalgamation of Communism/Socialism. This reminds me of the fiasco of how blacks reelected Mr.Barry. May God have mercy on black folks-sometimes I think that we may not make it.

  2. Duane says:

    I think we have to be a little balanced here. These are just TWO individuals who are completely out to lunch when it comes to the issues. On the fiip, you will also find folks voting for McCain simply because they are holding on to the belief that Obama is a Muslim. So ignorance can be found on both sides. But I do agree that as Black people, we do have to become more knowledgeable about the issues that do not necessarily relate to race.

  3. Peg says:

    Duane, I think that this clip is a perfect illustration of two phenomena. First – too many of us, irrespective of color, are way underinformed (dare I say “ignorant”?) about a lot of what is going on around us.

    Second, I think that it also highlights what I see as a conflict in many of the black folks that I know. Some who are even quite conservative are suddenly Obama supporters. Are they voting for him because he’s black? Yes, I think so. Do I condemn them? Sorry; I can’t.

    I have never had to live under Jim Crow. I don’t have ancestors who were slaves in this country. (I only have ancestors who were murdered in Europe …. 😦 ) IF I came from this background, maybe I would be swayed and by emotion and denial and vote for a guy who doesn’t hold the same underlying principles that I do, too.

    Anyway. Sad that more of us cannot rise up against our emotion and still do what we think really is the right thing for our nation.

    As for being ignorant – I sure feel that way now about our financial markets. I try to get educated – but I watch the cable news shows and feel as if the people on the show are speaking in tongues! So much I do NOT know….

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