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Univision asks Obama why he hasn’t done more about ‘white privilege’

Univision asks Obama why he hasn’t done more about ‘white privilege’

Univision’s Jorge Ramos to Obama: Many people expected you to do more about “white privilege.”

Yeah, they went there.

“The killings of Michael Brown and Treyvon Martin clearly shows that we don’t live in a post-racial society as many expected when you were elected,” Ramos says.

Obama chuckled, “Well, I didn’t expect that. You probably didn’t either.”

“But many people expected you to do more on race relations, dealing with white privilege. Do you get angry with this? Is it your responsibility?”

Then President Obama claimed Americans experience more equality now than before he took office, and also that Eric Holder was awesome. When Ramos pressed on saying, “but there’s not really been a lot of improvement,” Obama retorted, “The folks who say there’s not a lot of improvement, I don’t think were living in the 50’s and remembering what it was like to be black or Hispanic and interacting with the police then.”

Take a look:

Fact Check:

Flashback to November 2, 2008. The Washington Post had this to say:

This will be true although — to an astonishing and admirable degree — Americans have relegated the politics of race to the back burner in the long presidential campaign now in its final hours.

Barack Obama has succeeded brilliantly in casting his candidacy — indeed, his whole life — as post-racial. Even before the votes have been cast, he has written a glorious coda for the civil rights struggle that provided this nation with many of the finest, and also most horrible, moments of its past 150 years. If the results confirm that race was not a decisive factor in the balloting, generations of campaigners for racial justice and equality will have seen their work vindicated.

And who can forget this speech in 2008 where then Senator Obama declared, “we are one America. There’s not black America, or Asian America, or Latino America, there’s the United States of America.”

My, what a difference a few years of divisive rhetoric and policy makes. From a man once hailed as the post-racial savior America had been waiting for to, “I didn’t expect that and you probably didn’t either.”

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I hate white men.

    Thanks for sharing….

    I hate Obama’s white half. For his privilege.

    Dilettante white mother, Marxist white grandparents, elite private prep school, expensive private Occidental and then Columbia and Harvard, given make-work ‘jobs’ with the Annenberg Project and U of Chicago Law – what shows more white privilege than that?

    “I Hate Myself for Loving You “

    sentence 1: If you hate me for being Black, then you are a racist.
    sentence 2: If you hate me for being White, then you are a racist.

    Both are true, because you are hating me for being something that I can’t change.

    As for ‘white privilege’ .. if you feeling inferior for not being white and having ‘white privilege’, it is your problem.

    The solution is not ‘leave your white privilege at the door’, but rather ‘leave your inferiority at the door’.

    If i, in fact, have ‘white privilege’ … tough. It’s mine and I’m not giving it up. Find some of your own.

The suicide by cop of Michael Brown & the violent attack of Trayvon Martin on George Zimmerman show that we don’t live in a post racial society. Until the black community accepts the responsibility for its failures, this is highly unlikely to change.

Maybe when those leading the charge focus on facts and real issues there will be some real change, but not when the phonies inject “race” into the foray when it has no place, aside from happenstance.

For the record, the cops on Staten Island are completely out of control. Anyone who stood by and let Eric Garner die does not have the personality characteristics required of police in the USA, and they should be terminated from employment involving positions of authority. This is a far thing from criminality associated with how the arrest went down.

“There is another class of coloured people who make a business of keeping the troubles, the wrongs, and the hardships of the Negro race before the public. Having learned that they are able to make a living out of their troubles, they have grown into the settled habit of advertising their wrongs — partly because they want sympathy and partly because it pays. Some of these people do not want the Negro to lose his grievances, because they do not want to lose their jobs.”
― Booker T. Washington

    healthguyfsu in reply to rduke007. | December 10, 2014 at 8:20 pm

    Eric Garner died of a heart attack from health complications. He wasn’t choked to death.

      Yes, and something like 10 emergency responders stood by and did nothing while it went down.

        Henry Hawkins in reply to rduke007. | December 10, 2014 at 8:49 pm

        Are you white? If you’re white I hate you.

        Ragspierre in reply to rduke007. | December 10, 2014 at 8:54 pm

        It’s wrong to play with your food, Henry.

        gasper in reply to rduke007. | December 10, 2014 at 8:58 pm

        And the cop’s black female supervisor stood by. Garner died because of Democrat taxes on cigarettes because they know so much better what is good for us. And there are a thousand more taxes like this the Democrats have heaped on people for their own benefit. Democrats educated Garner so he couldn’t succeed, and probably provided him a small check to live on. Then when he tries to work, one of your shop owners calls a cop who is doing is job. Garner got upset and you wonder why? The Democrats killed Garner. The cop was enforcing THEIR law.

        Sanddog in reply to rduke007. | December 10, 2014 at 11:56 pm

        Garner destroyed his own health. Instead of taking responsibility for his body, he continued eating the very crap that made him sick in the first place. I place a higher level of responsibility on him. How much help are you supposed to give someone who won’t lift a single finger to help themselves?

          First responders are trusted to do what is in their power to save lives.

          I have no problem with the arrest, other than the reason for it in the first place.

          Cops on Staten Island are out of control.
          A friend walked into a shop a couple years back. A distance acquaintance asked if that person wanted a ‘deal’ on some coke. that person responded ‘bug off’ as they weren’t interested in that sort of thing. The guy went on to try to compel that person to take it for free, which they refused. Upon leaving the store, that person was tackled by some 4 NYC cops and searched. A small amount of pot was found.

          There was a point in time when I was connected enough to do something about these sort of things, but those clients are either out of office or in prison. Nice to see how our gubbmint functions.

          It’s not OK for them to stand by while Garner dies (albeit due to his own behaviors) Anyone who does that must be banned from positions of authority nation wide, IMO.

        August in reply to rduke007. | December 12, 2014 at 2:24 am

        No, he had the heart attack while on the way to the hospital.

    Estragon in reply to rduke007. | December 11, 2014 at 1:40 am

    There were seven officers on that corner including two supervising sergeants, one of whom was black. No one thought there was excessive or lethal force applied, and there was no physical evidence of choking or external restriction of breathing.

      Don’t expect America to suddenly start reacting to actual facts.

      Having said that, those trained emergency responders stood by and did nothing as Garner went into cardiac arrest.

      Those individuals lack the requisite personality characteristics one needs to be an authority figure, and as such, should be terminated from such employment.

Of course the Left can’t let go of its obsession with race. To validate their existence, they need a thriving grievance industry. People getting along doesn’t suit their agenda half as much.

I just found out it IS possible to roll ones eyes, do a facepalm and barf all at the same time

There’s not black America, or Asian America, or Latino America, there’s the United States of America.

I can agree with that.
So sad, so bad, that we know the President does not believe in those words.
Hypocrite.

Obama is running for president of Mexico?

Lessee…

In this “post-racial” nirvana ol’ WHORE-hey yearns for, thugs don’t get killed by people who are defending themselves?

And…IF they do…the defenders (one of whom is a “white Hispanic” with move mixed-race “stuff” than WHORE-hey) need to be lynched?

What a brave new world WHORE-hey would have us occupy…

Jorge Ramos has an agenda. He plays for the pro-amnesty crowd.

Univision’s target audience consists mostly of Hispanic immigrants, most of them Mexicans. They promote every possible pro-immigration-reform point of view. They promote a sense of entitlement among undocumented immigrants, and portraying “the gringo” in a negative light is a common practice.

    Exiliado in reply to Exiliado. | December 10, 2014 at 8:43 pm

    I should have said:
    Univision’s target audience in the United States

    Practically all of Latin America is their target audience.

It’s nice to see someone in the media challenging Obama yet I’m not satisfied. The premise of Jorge’s questions is rooted in a steaming pile of bull feces.

Considering historical accomplishments, college and law school entrance exam scores, and standardized I.Q. scores many of today’s African-Americans are in positions far exceeding their ability level. Obama and Holder and Elijah Cummings are prime examples.

That is called Black Privilege.

9thDistrictNeighbor | December 10, 2014 at 11:57 pm

I denounce myself.

Happy now?

Can I go to Mexico and loudly complain about “brown privilege”? They make it so obvious that Mexican immigration is about taking over aka invasion and not “doing jobs whites won’t do”.

No such thing as white privilege. Existence cannot be proven, only inferred. “Existence” must be taken on faith, much like those who believe the Earth is flat. Government cannot act against such an amorphous concept. Quite impossible. I call BS on “white privilege.”

All of that “post-racial” stuff was ridiculously absurd to begin with. Anyone who ever imagined Obama would be a “post-racial” President, knowing that he’d spent 20+ years in “reverend” Wright’s Ministry of Racial Hatred had to be a complete imbecile (ie. typical Democrap voter).

Frightening how stupid our fellow citizens are.

Obama has done more to fan the flames of racial hatred in this country since the Democrat’s KKK imploded.

The mobs of savages in and around St Louis, running through the streets yelling “F___ the White People!!! Kill all the White People!!!”, stopping cars, hauling out the drivers, and beating them to death with hammers are Obama’s legacy. That’s the image we will always remember when we think of Obama’s eight years of deliberate destruction of our society.

Oh yeah, that “White Privilege” stuff – hard to imagine anything the D’s could come up with to make whites less likely to support them in any way.

I’ve long since learned to wear the baseless charges of racism as a badge of honor – ANY criticism of Obama’s policies, or Democrat policies in general, in an open forum is near certain to draw some butthead’s comment that you only oppose the policy in question due to racism.

But, it goes beyond that. Even for people that haven’t gotten to the point where they realize they’ve won an argument when they’ve drawn that baseless slander, people that don’t realize they should proudly wear the groundless accusation as a badge of honor, NO ONE EVER gets falsely accused of being a racist without being outraged by it. Its not something you ever forget.

For those new to debating politics, it can serve the Democrat’s purpose of silencing the opposition in the debate at hand, but every time they use it they permanently create a new enemy. Someone that will never, ever support another Democrat again as long as they live. It might energize the base a little temporarily, keep them in line voting D by reinforcing the BIG LIE that all R’s are racists, but it permanently increases the ranks of their enemies and does so in a way that motivates the wrongfully accused perpetually to do everything in their power to destroy the Democrats in every possible way.

Is it White Privilege to dream of a White Christmas?

“I had a dream…” but now…Should I be dreaming of a Mulatto Christmas? A Feliz Negro Navidad? A Post Resurgent Racial Christmas?

No matter what anyone says I AM dreaming of a Post-Obama Christmas.

All you white m-f-ers bear in mind: the lib pitch now is that you aren’t even AWARE of your racism, and you need others to point it out for you. I hate you all for making it necessary for those nice folks to do so.

I can’t watch this baloney. We all know what this is about: It’s about people who want what America will give her, getting it by insulting her into giving it to them.

It’s not about how awful we are; it’s about pretending we are awful, so we should give them what they want, so now they can pretend we are good.

“White privilege”? This country was founded by brilliant white men, absolutely brilliant giants, and was populated predominantly by white people. So we don’t have privilege, this has been our country, along with blacks — until Reagan decided to start the process of us giving it away.

Ramos is just a character in “Atlas Shrugged” playing the guild thing. Well, I reject the altruism he wants us to practice while foreigners fleece us blind.

PoliticiansRscum | December 12, 2014 at 12:12 pm

According to Obama’s racial definition, Hispanics are white!!! How about that, Univision racists.

    That’s the stupidity of Liberal Latinos, just like Liberal Whites. They always think the race card doesn’t apply to them until they are told to check their privilege.

    Last time I checked George Zimmerman was portrayed as white. Tell us Univision, will light skinned Latinos fair the same as Zimmerman under liberal Transformed Hope and Change? Will there be a default verdict versus a decision on the merits to occur anytime a light skinned Latino be under Obama’s transformed legal system as a defendant where a Black person is concerned? Describe to us the pecking order of social justice guilt by race? Can we expect that the degree of lightness of skin color be the determining factor between two parties? Is that the Social Justice Univision would like to have?

    In social justice terms, the past perceived injustice stereotype dictates the future dispensation of a case between parties.

    The Social Justice Matrix

    G=guilty, I=innocent

    Vertical is the defendant, Horizontal is the victim

    White Latino Black
    White G G G
    Latino I G G
    Black I I G

    As you can see by the Social Justice matrix, a White will always be found guilty in every case, a Latino will be found guilty 2/3rds of the time and a Black will be found guilty only 1/3rd of the time.

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