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 Andrew M. Manis, "When are WE Going to Get Over It?"
SHIVAN  [Team Member]
9/24/2009 6:46:30 AM EST
Andrew M. Manis is associate professor of history at Macon State College in Georgia and wrote this for an editorial in the Macon Telegraph.

When Are WE Going to Get Over It?

For much of the last forty years, ever since America “fixed” its race problem in the Civil Rights and Voting Rights Acts, we white people have been impatient with African Americans who continued to blame race for their difficulties. Often we have heard whites ask, “When are African Americans finally going to get over it?

Now I want to ask: “When are we White Americans going to get over our ridiculous obsession with skin color?

Recent reports that “Election Spurs Hundreds’ of Race Threats, Crimes” should frighten and infuriate every one of us. Having grown up in “Bombingham,” Alabama in the 1960s, I remember overhearing an avalanche of comments about what many white classmates and their parents wanted to do to John and Bobby Kennedy and Martin Luther King. Eventually, as you may recall, in all three cases, someone decided to do more than “talk the talk.”

Since our recent presidential election, to our eternal shame we are once again hearing the same reprehensible talk I remember from my boyhood.

We white people have controlled political life in the disunited colonies and United States for some 400 years on this continent. Conservative whites have been in power 28 of the last 40 years. Even during the eight Clinton years, conservatives in Congress blocked most of his agenda and pulled him to the right. Yet never in that period did I read any headlines suggesting that anyone was calling for the assassinations of presidents Nixon, Ford, Reagan, or either of the Bushes. Criticize them, yes. Call for their impeachment, perhaps.

But there were no bounties on their heads. And even when someone did try to kill Ronald Reagan, the perpetrator was non-political mental case who wanted merely to impress Jody Foster.

But elect a liberal who happens to be Black and we’re back in the sixties again. At this point in our history, we should be proud that we’ve proven what conservatives are always saying -that in America anything is possible, EVEN electing a black man as president. But instead we now hear that schoolchildren from Maine to California are talking about wanting to “assassinate Obama.”

Fighting the urge to throw up, I can only ask, “How long?” How long before we white people realize we can’t make our nation, much less the whole world, look like us? How long until we white people can -once and for all- get over this hell-conceived preoccupation with skin color? How long until we white people get over the demonic conviction that white skin makes us superior? How long before we white people get over our bitter resentments about being demoted to the status of equality with non-whites?

How long before we get over our expectations that we should be at the head of the line merely because of our white skin? How long until we white people end our silence and call out our peers when they share the latest racist jokes in the privacy of our white-only conversations?

I believe in free speech, but how long until we white people start making racist loud mouths as socially uncomfortable as we do flag burners? How long until we white people will stop insisting that blacks exercise personal responsibility, build strong families, educate themselves enough to edit the Harvard Law Review, and work hard enough to become President of the United States, only to threaten to assassinate them when they do?

How long before we starting “living out the true meaning” of our creeds, both civil and religious, that all men and women are created equal and that “red and yellow, black and white” all are precious in God’s sight?

Until this past November 4, I didn’t believe this country would ever elect an African American to the presidency. I still don’t believe I’ll live long enough to see us white people get over our racism problem. But here’s my three-point plan:

First, everyday that Barack Obama lives in the White House that Black Slaves Built I’m going to pray that God (and the Secret Service) will protect him and his family from us white people.

Second, I’m going to report to the FBI any white person I overhear saying, in seriousness or in jest, anything of a threatening nature about President Obama.

Third, I’m going to pray to live long enough to see America surprise the world once again, when white people can “in spirit and in truth” sing of our damnable color prejudice, “We HAVE overcome.”

It takes a Village to protect our President!!!


About the author:
Andrew Manis is author of Macon Black and White and serves on the steering committee of Macon’s Center for Racial understanding.


http://www.clarksvilleonline.com/2009/01/19/when-are-we-going-to-get-over-it/#more-14607
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ARsonist  [Team Member]
9/24/2009 6:49:32 AM EST
Screw him. The people are pissed with Obama's actions - not his skin color. Simple as that.
F350PSD  [Member]
9/24/2009 6:51:11 AM EST
What has happened to GA?
stacks04  [Team Member]
9/24/2009 6:51:25 AM EST
some people need not look any further than the mirror to see why the "race war" is still alive today. i am around about 220 students everyday and an yet to hear one speak of assasination. thats just foolishness.
MauserMark  [Team Member]
9/24/2009 6:52:13 AM EST
we now hear that schoolchildren from Maine to California are talking about wanting to “assassinate Obama.”


huh?
Cypher214  [Team Member]
9/24/2009 6:53:35 AM EST
Yet never in that period did I read any headlines suggesting that anyone was calling for the assassinations of presidents Nixon, Ford, Reagan, or either of the Bushes. Criticize them, yes. Call for their impeachment, perhaps.


Of course it didn't make it to the MSM but it was mentioned a few hundred times daily on Liberal forums like DU.

Once again, we have a Liberal pretending that they're the morally superior group and the rest of us are violent, racist savages.
Nefarius  [Team Member]
9/24/2009 6:59:51 AM EST
steering committee of Macon’s Center for Racial understanding


OP you could have just posted this line, we would have been able to fill in the [idiotic racist horseshit] blanks that made up the rest of the article ourselves.
Centuryhouse  [Team Member]
9/24/2009 7:00:24 AM EST
I heard lots of people either making threats and / or saying they wished someone would 'off' Bush. I even had to report one to the secret service, resulting in them contacting the person.

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XMM  [Team Member]
9/24/2009 7:01:57 AM EST
The man hates himself.

It's really that simple.

TrojanMan  [Member]
9/24/2009 7:04:12 AM EST
In before "your whiteness sickitates me."
BUDUKO  [Member]
9/24/2009 7:05:52 AM EST
All I can say is, why wasn't Vegas taking bets on this?

There was only a small percentage wagering this would happen way back then. More than enough people saying to give TOTUS a chance and that we were idiots for even suggesting such things.

It was more than enough people to make the odds favorable to them.

I would've have made a killing betting on race being used as a weapon.
Rocksarge  [Team Member]
9/24/2009 7:06:51 AM EST
it's hard to hear the opposition when you head is in your ass!!!
postpostban  [Team Member]
9/24/2009 7:10:38 AM EST
Andrew M. Manis is flat out wrong

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_United_States_presidential_assassination_attempts_and_plots
bullyforyou  [Member]
9/24/2009 7:11:50 AM EST



i always hear people say, "...that is why we are doomed."

well, if that editorial isn't intended to be dripping with sarcasm (which i don't believe it is regardless of how rediculous and out-of-touch those scribblings are), then i'd like to submit that THAT, is in fact, why we are doomed as a nation.

when all of your minorities, and a majority of your majority have all been convinced, despite all the evidence to the contrary, that one "race" is to blame... well... you are past the point of no return.


nightstalker  [Team Member]
9/24/2009 7:12:35 AM EST
Another edition of "One Man's Opinion".
Birddog1911  [Team Member]
9/24/2009 7:12:47 AM EST
This guy is just another lying, liberal asshole. What a load of bullshit.
jbombelli  [Team Member]
9/24/2009 7:13:58 AM EST

Originally Posted By ARsonist:
Screw him. The people are pissed with Obama's actions - not his skin color. Simple as that.

I don't know a single person that dislikes him because of race. Not one.

Race doesn't matter anymore to anybody who is anybody.

Fuck that guy.
BADZ06  [Team Member]
9/24/2009 8:19:57 AM EST
He was black before the election and he got elected. I don't think skin color is the problem.

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scotchymcdrinkerbean  [Team Member]
9/24/2009 8:34:20 AM EST
Originally Posted By SHIVAN:
Andrew M. Manis is associate professor of history at Macon State College in Georgia and wrote this for an editorial in the Macon Telegraph.

When Are WE Going to Get Over It?

For much of the last forty years, ever since America “fixed” its race problem in the Civil Rights and Voting Rights Acts, we white people have been impatient with African Americans who continued to blame race for their difficulties. Often we have heard whites ask, “When are African Americans finally going to get over it?

Now I want to ask: “When are we White Americans going to get over our ridiculous obsession with skin color?

Recent reports that “Election Spurs Hundreds’ of Race Threats, Crimes” should frighten and infuriate every one of us. Having grown up in “Bombingham,” Alabama in the 1960s, I remember overhearing an avalanche of comments about what many white classmates and their parents wanted to do to John and Bobby Kennedy and Martin Luther King. Eventually, as you may recall, in all three cases, someone decided to do more than “talk the talk.”

Since our recent presidential election, to our eternal shame we are once again hearing the same reprehensible talk I remember from my boyhood.

We white people have controlled political life in the disunited colonies and United States for some 400 years on this continent. Conservative whites have been in power 28 of the last 40 years. Even during the eight Clinton years, conservatives in Congress blocked most of his agenda and pulled him to the right. Yet never in that period did I read any headlines suggesting that anyone was calling for the assassinations of presidents Nixon, Ford, Reagan, or either of the Bushes. Criticize them, yes. Call for their impeachment, perhaps.

But there were no bounties on their heads. And even when someone did try to kill Ronald Reagan, the perpetrator was non-political mental case who wanted merely to impress Jody Foster.

But elect a liberal who happens to be Black and we’re back in the sixties again. At this point in our history, we should be proud that we’ve proven what conservatives are always saying -that in America anything is possible, EVEN electing a black man as president. But instead we now hear that schoolchildren from Maine to California are talking about wanting to “assassinate Obama.”

Fighting the urge to throw up, I can only ask, “How long?” How long before we white people realize we can’t make our nation, much less the whole world, look like us? How long until we white people can -once and for all- get over this hell-conceived preoccupation with skin color? How long until we white people get over the demonic conviction that white skin makes us superior? How long before we white people get over our bitter resentments about being demoted to the status of equality with non-whites?

How long before we get over our expectations that we should be at the head of the line merely because of our white skin? How long until we white people end our silence and call out our peers when they share the latest racist jokes in the privacy of our white-only conversations?

I believe in free speech, but how long until we white people start making racist loud mouths as socially uncomfortable as we do flag burners? How long until we white people will stop insisting that blacks exercise personal responsibility, build strong families, educate themselves enough to edit the Harvard Law Review, and work hard enough to become President of the United States, only to threaten to assassinate them when they do?

How long before we starting “living out the true meaning” of our creeds, both civil and religious, that all men and women are created equal and that “red and yellow, black and white” all are precious in God’s sight?

Until this past November 4, I didn’t believe this country would ever elect an African American to the presidency. I still don’t believe I’ll live long enough to see us white people get over our racism problem. But here’s my three-point plan:

First, everyday that Barack Obama lives in the White House that Black Slaves Built I’m going to pray that God (and the Secret Service) will protect him and his family from us white people.

Second, I’m going to report to the FBI any white person I overhear saying, in seriousness or in jest, anything of a threatening nature about President Obama.

Third, I’m going to pray to live long enough to see America surprise the world once again, when white people can “in spirit and in truth” sing of our damnable color prejudice, “We HAVE overcome.”

It takes a Village to protect our President!!!


About the author:
Andrew Manis is author of Macon Black and White and serves on the steering committee of Macon’s Center for Racial understanding.


http://www.clarksvilleonline.com/2009/01/19/when-are-we-going-to-get-over-it/#more-14607




Matthew_Q  [Team Member]
9/24/2009 8:41:48 AM EST
Freakin white guilt right there.

I have YET to hear ANYONE call for assassination. I would never support such a thing. Our democratic mechanisms will be put into effect next year, and in 2012 to make sure that Obungo is a one-term president. _I_ will pray that a strong conservative leader arises to pull us out of this quagmire.


And I lament that many people like the idiot that wrote that piece above will keep crying 'racism!' louder and louder.
Zaphod  [Life Member]
9/24/2009 8:42:16 AM EST
Yet never in that period did I read any headlines suggesting that anyone was calling for the assassinations of presidents Nixon, Ford, Reagan, or either of the Bushes.


Stopped reading right there.

This guy is obviously clueless. They wrote books and even made a movie about assassinating Bush. Remember the "Where is Lee Harvey Oswald when we need him?" crack? What about the news anchor who suggested we needed a sniper?
SHIVAN  [Team Member]
9/24/2009 8:48:07 AM EST
Based on the article, I thought maybe he was trolling to bring out the racists whose skin color was NOT white. Then I read his background on Wiki, and some .edu sites and it's apparent that he takes himself seriously, and this piece was not satire, sarcasm, or bait.

Let's just say that some people I associate with, who are black, have posted this article and feel it is representative of white people as a whole. I find THAT much more disturbing than this ill-informed professor projecting his weakness on people who share my skin tone. They believe Manis' suppositions as if they were cut from whole cloth. Frightening.
SHIVAN  [Team Member]
9/24/2009 4:59:01 PM EST
Originally Posted By TrojanMan:
In before "your whiteness sickitates me."


I think you are in at the same time as....
C-4  [Team Member]
9/24/2009 5:05:15 PM EST
So we can have Biden as President? Sounds like a great idea.
pikie1  [Team Member]
9/24/2009 5:09:45 PM EST
Fuck that ASSHOLE. He obviously hates himself, and his own race. Really sad to see someone so absorbed with self loathing , that he can't see what's really happening.
Øbama is RED, he's a socialist!!
Jason280  [Team Member]
9/24/2009 5:11:35 PM EST
I attended to Macon College (before it was renamed ) in the mid 90s for two years, and I can tell you it was a backwards, backwoods, liberal run college with a racial agenda. Even then, they were catering towards anyone non white, and almost seems poised to become another one race college in the mold of Albany State, FVSU, etc. Of course, this is likely what the majority of the Macon "leadership" wants, and this idiot is yet another representation of that direction.
justsayin  [Team Member]
9/24/2009 5:13:30 PM EST
It must be liberating to live live with your head in the sand.

How refreshing it must be to be able to "label" everything simplistically with no regard to reality.
fxntime  [Team Member]
9/24/2009 5:14:05 PM EST
So his paycheck is "earned" by racism and his claims of same? Sweet gig..................
bulldog1967  [Team Member]
9/24/2009 5:16:03 PM EST
I'll "get over it" when the President stops appointing racists to his cabinet.
Treadhead  [Team Member]
9/24/2009 5:18:12 PM EST
What a whinin' bitch!

"Gee, President Obama wants to fuck the whole country over and leave us prostrate at the feet of EVERY marginal, statist fuck-tard leader in the world and we're hatin' on him 'cause he once had a Jerry-Curl!".

garwj  [Team Member]
9/24/2009 5:19:38 PM EST
You know, after 44 years of having this crap rammed down my throat. After making it through first grade before bussing started the next year. My house is seeking to move somewhere else with the racial demographic being the sole criteria. This tool is just another shit stirrer.
max229  [Team Member]
9/24/2009 5:20:22 PM EST
Libtards give me a brain pain.
RECONSIX  [Team Member]
9/24/2009 5:36:06 PM EST
slowitdown  [Member]
9/24/2009 5:39:15 PM EST
The worst part to me is that people like him walk around feeling superior beacuse they are more enlightened than the rest of us. I bet he grew up wealthy went to the right schools and has never had to work for a living.
yakrat101  [Team Member]
9/24/2009 5:44:43 PM EST
That whole text smacks of confirmation bias. Makes you wonder where he hangs out.
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