You can’t be President of the United States and not expect to face some very heated criticism
But the question is, is President Obama taking heat for more than his politics?
Is some of the criticism really about — race? And does it cross the line?
One man, a writer for a New York City paper, tried to make a point about the opposition to the president being based on racism and it backfired.
It backfired because his headline read n-word in the white house, except the paper printed the entire word.
James Lincoln Collier wrote the article for the WestView news.
Again, the article is pro-Obama, but he has gotten a ton of backlash just because of the headline.
If you’ve watched me on CNN or listened to me on the TJMS you know how I feel about this word.
Although I think it’s toxic and it is used gratuitously far too often by far too many people, of all ethnic backgrounds, i do think it should be used if it is pertinent to a news story or the conversation.
Seeing the headline in print didn’t bother me at all.
What bothered me is there was no reference to the headline anywhere in the article explaining why he chose to use the entire word, thus making it look like the word was used just to garner attention.
Also, over the long holiday weekend, there was the Fourth of July float in Nebraska that is drawing controversy.
Some people are saying the float is racist.
Others say its political satire.
The float holds an outhouse with a sign on it reading, ‘Obama Presidential Library.’
There is a figure on the front in overalls that most assume is President Obama.
The float’s creator, Dale Remmick says the figure on the float is actually him and not the President.
Let’s just say his intentions weren’t racist and he didn’t realize the impact until later.
Wouldn’t the best thing to do is take the high road instead of doubling down?
Admit you didn’t realize it and apologize that you have offended a whole lot of people.
Because isn’t being unintentionally racist still racist?