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Obama "slightly" pushing a girl when being teased she's his girlfriend is WAY different than pinning down and shaving a dudes hair because he's gay.. both are childish sure, but only one is discriminatory!
At the very least both are sorry that it happened, so that's something, right?
So in my expert opinion you should stop, and think before you speak (or type), unless you enjoy the taste of foot in your mouth.
I'm done with this thread, that last comment completely numbed my skull. I was hoping we could have a rational discussion on the issue of bullying, but I guess some people would rather insinuate that I think it's ok to "beat woman" and act cocky for no legitimate reason other than to inflate their precious ego. All because Obama is black, and we all know blacks are ghetto woman haters apparently lol
In any case, read for yourself; in Obama's own words... have fun making up more insanely dumb shit without me, sir.
There was one other child in my class, though, who reminded me of a different sort of pain. Her name was Coretta, and before my arrival she had been the only black person in our grade. She was plump and dark and didn’t seem to have many friends. From the first day, we avoided each other but watched from a distance, as if direct contact would only remind us more keenly of our isolation.
Finally, during recess one hot, cloudless day, we found ourselves occupying the same corner of the playground. I don’t remember what we said to each other, but I remember that suddenly she was chasing me around the jungle gym and swings. She was laughing brightly, and I teased her and dodged this way and that, until she finally caught me and we fell to the ground breathless. When I looked up, I saw a group of children, faceless before the glare of the sun, pointing down at us.
“Coretta has a boyfriend! Coretta has a boyfriend!”
The chants grew louder as a few more kids circled us.
“She’s not my g-girlfriend,” I stammered. I looked to Coretta for some assistance, but she just stood there looking down at the ground. “Coretta’s got a boyfriend! Why don’t you kiss her, mister boyfriend?”
“I’m not her boyfriend!” I shouted. I ran up to Coretta and gave her a slight shove; she staggered back and looked up at me, but still said nothing. “Leave me alone!” I shouted again. And suddenly Coretta was running, faster and faster, until she disappeared from sight. Appreciative laughs rose around me. Then the bell rang, and the teachers appeared to round us back into class.
"Slight" causes the kid to "stagger back"?
Come to think of it, I've even been staggered a bit by my four-year-old.
It's just a matter of balance and awareness.
There's really no reason to act all incredulous.
That said, I've never been involved in a group accidentally hunting down, tackling, incapacitating, and tormenting someone just because he was smaller/weaker/different.
I can very much relate to President Obama's story.
Romney's incident? You remember that story that broke a few weeks ago about those middle school kids up in NY state who tormented that poor old bus monitor lady to tears? That was Mitt Romney as a boy. Different particulars, different victim, but the same self-absorbed, sociopathic, sadistic type of kids involved. When you hear those kinds of stories of Romney's childhood it isn't surprising at all that he grew up to be a pathalogical liar. The dude has been twisted in the head since day one.
Last edited by soot; 07-02-2012 at 10:35 AM.
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