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tiabia tiabia 7 years
sandler999, have you seen the current state of the country...I think our current President and his administration has done a fairly good job of destroying America. What is unfortunate is that whoever takes office in January (and I'm hoping and wishing for Barack Obama) is going to have to clean up the mess of our present jerk!!! PS: Ben Affleck is uneducated because he's not backing your choice...:rotfl: I think the UNEDUCATED have had their fun at the polls (and in office) for the past 8 years...now it's time for the truly educated to take the reigns!!!
sandler999 sandler999 7 years
ALYSAMAN YOU ARE AMAZING!! THANK GOD HE HASNT GOTTEN TO ALL AMERICANS!! NObama 2008 HE WILL DESTROY THIS COUNTRY
sandler999 sandler999 7 years
LEAVE IT TO BEN TO ENDORSE A SH*TTY DANGEROUS CANDIDATE im so sick of these uneducated "celebs" campaigning and talking politics like they know what they are talking about stick to the movie sets ben!! actually dont do that either.. and gone baby gone sucked.
Tinseltoe Tinseltoe 7 years
Jude C-I don't think it reflects on Obama himself either. But I think the fact that Obama cosistantly avoids media outlets that are not necessarily his forte is indicating of his insincerity. He should be willing to present/defend his stance wherever and whenever given the oppurtunity. Also, his associations with people who are radically anti-american doesn't win me over either.
PeachyKeen19 PeachyKeen19 7 years
The theory of White privilege in America may be seen as having its roots in the system of legalized discrimination that existed for much of American history. In her book Privilege Revealed: How Invisible Preference Undermines America Stephanie M. Wildman writes that many Americans who advocate a merit-based, race-free worldview do not acknowledge the systems of privilege which benefit them. For example, many Americans rely on a social and sometimes even financial inheritance from previous generations. This inheritance, unlikely to be forthcoming if one's ancestors were slaves, privileges whiteness, maleness, and heterosexuality.[13] In addition to legal rights, whites were sometimes afforded opportunities and benefits that were unavailable to others. For example, government subsidized white homeownership in the middle of the 20th century through the Federal Housing Administration, but not homeownership of other minorities. Some social scientists suggest that the historical processes of suburbanization and decentralization are instances of white privilege that have contributed to contemporary patterns of environmental racism. Historians and authors, including Noel Ignatiev and Karen Brodkin, discuss the historical trajectory from exclusion to acceptance of Irish and Jewish émigrés in the late 19th and early 20th centuries in terms of white privilege. Many see a continuing, although not legalized or acknowledged, system of advantage to white people in areas such as housing, salaries, access to employment (especially to positions of power), access to education, even life expectancy. Self-image Beverly Daniel Tatum points out that most white people do not think to describe themselves as "white" when listing descriptive terms about themselves, whereas people of color usually use racial or ethnic identity descriptors. Tatum suggests this is because the elements of one’s identity that are congruent with the dominant culture are so normalized and reflected back at one that one is apt to take such traits for granted. This is not the case for identity aspects of those who are defined as "other" by the dominant culture, whether it be on the basis of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, or other microcultural aspects.The true reasons behind this occurrence are unknown, but may also be due to many different unspoken psychological effects on minorities and majorities alike, whether it be pride, shame, or an environmental stimulation such as a rally.
PeachyKeen19 PeachyKeen19 7 years
The Invention of the White Race: by Theodore W. Allen After Whiteness: Unmaking an American Majority by Mike Hill Whiteness Studies: The New History of Race in America Not a "racist" book, a scholarly book. Just in case. White privilege is a sociological concept describing advantages enjoyed by white persons beyond what is commonly experienced by the non-white people in those same social spaces (nation, community, workplace, etc.). It differs from racism or prejudice by the fact that a person benefiting from white privilege need not hold racist beliefs themselves.
PeachyKeen19 PeachyKeen19 7 years
Whiteness Studies Development of the field Whiteness emerged as a focus of inquiry within the academy, primarily in the United States and the UK, as early as 1983. The "canon wars" of the late 1980s and 1990s, a political controversy over the centrality of white authors and perspectives, led scholars to ask "how the imaginative construction of 'whiteness' had shaped American literature and American history White privilege Writers such as Peggy McIntosh have sought to enumerate the social, political and cultural advantages accorded to whites in American society. She argues that these advantages seem invisible to most whites, but obvious to others. For instance, "I think whites are carefully taught not to recognize white privilege, as males are taught not to recognize male privilege. So I have begun in an untouched way to ask what it is like to have white privilege. I have come to see white privilege as an invisible package of unearned assets which I can count on cashing in each day, but about which I was "meant" to remain oblivious" McIntosh calls for Americans to acknowledge white privilege so that we can more effectively attain equality in American society. She argues, "To redesign social systems we need first to acknowledge their colossal unseen dimensions. The silences and denials surrounding privilege are the key political tool here. They keep the thinking about equality or equity incomplete, protecting unearned advantage and conferred dominance by making these taboo subjects" (192).
PeachyKeen19 PeachyKeen19 7 years
The Americas: A Hemispheric History (Modern Library Chronicles)by Felipe Fernandez-Armesto
Jude-C Jude-C 7 years
"Obama seems to be all hype and no substance. I don't think celebs should openly endorse a candidate and try to influence younger voters to vote in their favor." I'm not much of a fan of celeb political endorsements myself--even when they're for my team--but I don't think that that reflects on Obama. A little bit of research will show quite a lot of substance and accomplishments. The charges of inexperience and style-over-substance were mostly created by the opposition.
Tinseltoe Tinseltoe 7 years
Obama seems to be all hype and no substance. I don't think celebs should openly endorse a candidate and try to influence younger voters to vote in their favor. Instead, they should encourage voters to think about the issues and to make a decision for themselves.
azucar_ame azucar_ame 7 years
Bennifer..LOL SHe looks FAB!! !azúcar! Ame
juju4 juju4 7 years
There is a huge difference between opening up communication with our enemies and negotiating with terrorists. Ignoring our enemies won't make them go away (anyone remember Pearl Harbor? or 9/11?) If peace is ever going to be reached, there has to be open discourse.
Jillness Jillness 7 years
The thing about Obama, if you have really been paying attention, is that the guy's most consistent characteristic is being able to get along with people he doesn't agree with 100%. To imply that because his pastor said something, that it automatically means that Obama feels the same way is not realistic.
dsbnh369 dsbnh369 7 years
"Information about Obama's background involving his father, his education and Islam was available online long before he was ever a candidate. So implying that Clinton's campaign is responsible is just as smearing as if they actually had. Let's drop it and talk about something that actually matters." Work on your reading comprehension. While there is no doubt that information about his background was available online before his presidential run, the information that was spread during the campaign (Muslim rumors, Salute the Flag rumors, etc.) was wrong and the Clinton camp was partly to blame. This has been well documented so don't try to brush things as aside as irrelevant...
citychic000 citychic000 7 years
lol Pink, what do you disagree with McCain? poor guy everyone is sick of republicans so nobody wants to listern to him. He has some pretty ideas tho. People are basing these elections on petty things like race, gender or just how much they like a candidate and not really looking at what they stand for. People really need stop focusing on the small things and take some time to follow whats going on
Jillness Jillness 7 years
"I don't get it. the man is going to disarm our country and "negotiate" with terrorists. We're all going to be incinerated and you don't seem to get it." What are you talking about?????? He isnt' going to "disarm" our country. He has been saying since 2002 that we need to focus on Afghanistan and Pakistan where Al Queda is re-grouping. In fact, with in the past month there have been reports that Al Queda is back to 9/11 strength! He thinks we should use force WISELY, something that Clinton, McCAin, and the Bush administration don't understand. I suggest that you actually research his policy ideas before you start making such uninformed statements like the last one. Conversations based in reality are much more productive.
Jillness Jillness 7 years
Hillary acts like she has foreign policy experience, siting Ireland as one of her big accomplishments. Lord Trimble, who won a Nobel Prize for the Belfast agreement says she did nothing other than accompany Bill around. Hillary is a divisive figure, and will NEVER be elected!
Jude-C Jude-C 7 years
No harm done, Love Angelina :)
pinkprincess1101 pinkprincess1101 7 years
for everyone that says angie is never photographed with shi look at people.com, loves it angie not so much
pinkprincess1101 pinkprincess1101 7 years
wow loveangelina and myself can agree and city and judec and tia agree, to good to be true so pop dont ruin it with a ANNGELINA JOLIE post, didnt even use a mean name to discribe her i must be tired
pinkprincess1101 pinkprincess1101 7 years
lula and i feel the same just vise versa, i will rather vote for obama then mccain he give me the creeps, with his fake smile, im getting goose bumps already
LOVE-ANGELINA LOVE-ANGELINA 7 years
Well thank you Pink, I got platinum over the weekend. Oh, and I am glad we see eye to eye on something. Jude C, I am sorry. I must have misread the comments I am sorry. I thought you were pinning that situation on Hillary. I am glad to hear that you'll vote for the Democratic nominee no matter who they are. I realize thats what the Republicans have been saying. They think if the Democrats can't get their candidate in office we'll all vote for McCain. Well thats not gonna happen with me. So I hope other Democrats realize the same thing.
lula29 lula29 7 years
I'm an Independent and I personally believe in Obama's message. I'd be hard pressed to vote for Hillary because her politics do not fall in line with my own and her record really disappoints me. I can't in good conscious vote for someone I don't agree with. McCain can forget about it as far as my vote.
Jude-C Jude-C 7 years
Love Angelina, I wasn't the one who brought up the Muslim rumors. Someone else did, and I was responding to that. This is what I said: "spread by Hillary Clinton campaign staff, who no longer even work for her." They were staff members; they were fired for the incident. I never said otherwise, nor did I say that Hillary had anything to do with it. They were on her campaign staff when they chose to spread that slanderous rumor. That's all. And by the way, should Hillary win the nomination, by the way, even though I strongly dislike her and don't support her now, I will still vote for her over McCain. :)
pinkprincess1101 pinkprincess1101 7 years
same here loveangelina, and congrats you are platnium
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