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Race matters to Racists

I plucked this out of an article that discusses the reaction of white racists after Barack Obama’s victory.  Here is an excerpt from the article:

In the aftermath of the election victory of Barack Obama, white supremacists rushed to online discussion forums to vent anger and disbelief that voters had chosen an African-American candidate as the next president of the United States.
The Anti-Defamation League (ADL), which monitors and exposes extremist activity and rhetoric, said anger among white supremacists and other right-wing extremists in response to Obama’s victory resulted in an avalanche of vitriolic postings on racist Web sites. At one point, the chatter so overloaded the server of the most popular white supremacist Internet forum, Stormfront, that the site was temporarily shut down.
According to ADL, racists are incredulous that Obama was elected primarily by white voters and are seething with anger at the prospect of an America led by an African-American man.
“We always expect a reaction from the bigots when events occur that they believe are contrary to their interests and worldview,” said Abraham H. Foxman, ADL National Director. “While it’s clear that race didn’t matter to the vast majority of the American people in this election, race matters to racists.”
Mr. Foxman added: “The amount of invective, anger and rage being vented on white supremacist sites in the aftermath of the election is startling. Many racists are convinced that President-elect Obama’s achievement means that whites have lost their place in America, and they are predicting the beginning of a race war.”
I might not be around 70 years from no but eventually this is going to be a minorty/majority country.  From that point you will have more of what are called minorities in positions of power.  Then there will be an extended period of minority rule.  If you are black and were in power in this country for 200 plus years and then someone from a minority group came to power what would your reaction be?  Interesting to ponder. 
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November 11, 2008 - Posted by | Black Experience, Education, politics, race

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