Is Obama A Closet Racist? August 23, 2009
By Steve Baldwin, Exclusive to Western Center for Journalism
A racist is someone who constantly uses race to explain the world we live in and, in the case of activists, exploits it in the course of finding solutions to political issues. It may come as a surprise to most Americans that throughout Obama’s career, he has been fixated upon race and this obsession has clearly informed all aspects of his worldview. The media did their best to ignore this aspect of Obama as they feared exposing such an agenda would scare voters away from him. Instead, they constantly portrayed Obama as a racial “unifier.”
But the fact remains that whether it is hate crimes, quotas, reparations, bogus “driving while black” statistics, association with black separatists, and so forth, race for Obama appears to be key to the development of his worldview.
It is important to expose this because our goal should be a color-blind society; moreover, race-based decisions always come at the expense of the rights of others. Obama’s use of race in politics will, ironically, create racial dissension—not to mention confuse the American ideal of equality.
Obama’s obsession with race began in his youth and continued throughout his community organizer career, his political career, and is still evident today.
Obama’s first Mentor is a Racist
Obama’s first lessons on race came from a certified racist named Frank Marshall Davis. As Obama even indicates in his book, Dreams from My Father, “Frank,” as the book refers to him, was his mentor and substitute father. This relationship, according to researchers, lasted from age 9 until Obama left for college.
According to FBI documents obtained by Cliff Kincaid of America’s Survival, Davis was identified by Congressional investigators as a key member of the United States Communist Party. He was either under investigation or under surveillance during much of the Cold War due to his pro-Soviet activities. Indeed, Davis continued to be involved with Communist Party activities during the years he was Obama’s mentor.
Davis’s purpose for residing in Hawaii at that time couldn’t be clearer; the Communist Party had targeted Hawaii largely because of its strategic location and the role it played in our defense effort. Ironically, the mainstream media has decided to hide this story.
What’s more, Davis was less than an ideal mentor. He has been identified by researchers as a sex pervert who wrote a memoir titled, Sex Rebel: Black Memoirs of a Gourmet Gash, in which he boasted of his sex life involving group sex, sex with an underage girl, and being urinated on. The book goes further to relay his colorful drug use.
In addition to his poor ethics, Davis was also a racist. Obama himself reported in his book that “Frank” told him that black people “have a reason to hate [white people].”
FBI files on Davis confirm this attitude; one such file contains a message from Davis in which he states:
In addition to muffing a chance for moral leadership, we have given the colored people of the globe still another count against the US as a nation. The US is considered to be a White Man’s country. You may be sure that the spectacle of white Americans shooting down the Orientals of North Korea will not be ignored by the rest of Asia and Africa who are struggling to throw off the yoke of what they call ‘White Imperialism.’
Davis hated “white America” for coming to the defense of South Korea. FBI files show that one of Davis’s tactics was to incite anti-white, racial-hatred among blacks in Hawaii, apparently as part of an effort to recruit them into the Communist Party. FBI files also relayed that Davis was unable to get his articles published by a union newspaper because they considered him to be an “Haole (Caucasian) hater.”
It seems impossible for Obama to have spent at least 9 years of his life with Davis without being influenced by his racist attitudes. Indeed, you can see the influence of Davis in Obama’s book:
I ceased to advertise my mother’s race at the age of twelve or thirteen, when I began to suspect that by doing so I was ingratiating myself to whites….I found a solace in nursing a pervasive sense of grievance and animosity against my mother’s race.
Despite attending elite schools alongside whites his entire life and having been given every opportunity possible to succeed, Obama wrote about his hate for whites in this much ignored passage from his book:
That hate hadn’t gone away; it formed a counter narrative buried deep within each person and at the center of which stood white people- some cruel, some ignorant.
And again from his book:
That’s just how white folks will do you. It wasn’t merely the cruelty involved; I was learning that black people could be mean and then some. It was a particular brand of arrogance, an obtuseness in otherwise sane people that brought forth our bitter laughter. It was as if whites didn’t know they were being cruel in the first place. Or at least thought you deserving of their scorn. White folks.
Community Organizer or Racist Organizer?
When Obama became a community organizer for hard-left causes, he quickly figured out how to use the foundations he worked for to advance his racial agenda. For example, while serving on the board of the Woods Fund of Chicago, Obama voted to give $6,000 to his own black-separatist church, Trinity United Church of Christ, headed by the racist Rev. Jeremiah Wright.
Then Obama co-chaired an alleged “school reform” foundation called the Chicago Annenberg Challenge, at which he approved nearly a one million dollar grant to the South Shore African Village Collaborative (SSACV), which stated in its grant application:
Our children need to understand the historical context of our struggles for liberation from those forces that seek to destroy us.
This is a reference to America, the country in which blacks have enjoyed the most freedom and prosperity in the world. One of the trainers hired by the SSACV to instruct teachers, Jacob Carruthers, wrote:
The submission to Western Civilization and its most outstanding offspring, American civilization, is, in reality, surrender to white supremacy.
Carruthers has also written that he believes that when blacks assimilate into American culture, it is comparable to rape. Unsurprisingly, this is not far off from what Obama has written himself:
The Minority assimilated into the dominant culture, not the other way around. Only white culture could be neutral and objective. Only white culture could be non-racial, willing to adopt the occasional exotic into its ranks. Only white culture had individuals.
Interestingly enough, while this passage is straight from his book, Dreams from My Father, it was left out of the book’s audio version.
Michelle Shares Obama’s Racism
Obama’s wife, Michelle, also shares these racist attitudes. In her stock speeches to blacks and leftists, she frequently states that America is “downright mean” and is a country “guided by fear” She even infamously remarked that, “for the first time in my adult life I am proud of my country.” In context, these statements all imply that America is a racist country. This is strange coming from a woman who grew up in a very nice neighborhood and had more opportunities than most thrown in her face, including the opportunity to attend one of America’s finest universities.
Michelle’s racism came through loud and clear in her Princeton College thesis, a document Obama’s attorneys sought to block, but was finally released by Princeton. In her thesis, she stated that America was founded on “crime and hatred” and that whites were “ineradicably racist.” Her paper discussed two ways that blacks can organize themselves in America: the separationist and integrationist approach, but she clearly identified herself with the separationist school of thought, implying that when blacks integrate with white society they are somehow depriving themselves:
Further integration and/or assimilation into a white culture and social structure that will only allow me to remain on the periphery of society; never becoming a full participant.
And elsewhere in her thesis:
However, with the increasing integration of Blacks into the mainstream society, many ‘integrated Blacks’ have lost touch with the Black culture in their attempts to become adjusted and comfortable in their new culture–the White culture. Some of these Blacks are no longer able to enjoy the qualities which make Black culture so unique or are unable to share their culture openly with other Blacks because they have become so far removed from these experiences and, in some instances, ashamed of them because of their integration.
In other words, integrating with whites somehow makes blacks inferior. This idea is, at its core, a racist idea and it is no different than a KKK leader declaring that whites should separate themselves from all other races so at to not become “contaminated.” She concludes in her thesis that she will spend her life using all her “present and future resources to benefit this community first and foremost.” As of now, this is one promise she has kept.
Indeed, Michelle served as the executive director of an activist group called Public Allies, a group allegedly set up to inspire community volunteerism. She, however, turned it into a radical activist training group that taught youngsters that America is essentially a racist country.
What’s more, when questioned early in the presidential primary by MSNBC about why many blacks were supporting Hillary, Michelle said:
First of all, that’s not going to hold – I’m completely confident. Black America will wake up.
Michelle expected all blacks to line up behind her husband, a condescending “blacks have to stick together” notion based on her black separatist ideology.
Obama’s State Senate Career
Obama’s racist attitudes were obvious during his State Senate career. He was obsessed with the rights of criminals, illegal aliens, welfare recipients, etc.–representing everyone except hard-working taxpayers. For example, Obama introduced a bill that created a study intended to analyze the race of people stopped for traffic violations. This notion was based on the outrageous idea that cops are secret racists. In Obama’s world, policemen are supposed to pay attention to the race of potential criminals before they decide to pull them over.
Obama allowed race to influence other bills too, such as one prohibiting home-owners from shooting an intruder in their own home if the gun was not legal. You see, in Chicago, home intruders are disproportionably black, so Obama was simply trying to save “poor black criminals” from being intentionally shot by “evil racist white homeowners.” Obama’s views on race are downright dangerous. They affect the safety and well-being of not just white people, but all Americans.
Indeed, bill after bill dealing with the death penalty, gang violence, and guns, Obama voted on the side benefitting criminals and gangsters. It would seem as though law and order legislation was inherently racist, since they disproportionately affected blacks. He even voted against legislation that would have made gang members eligible for the death penalty if they killed someone to “help their gang.” This is a sign of a racist ideologue, not of a “reformer.”
Today, Black separatists believe that to avenge the existence of slavery 145 years ago all whites need to be taxed extra with proceeds going directly to blacks or to their benefit. The idea holds no legal sense—there are no blacks living today who were slaves and no whites living today who had anything to do with slavery. Even more so, most whites are not related to slaveholders, nor are all blacks the descendants of slaves. While the proposal is completely unworkable and probably unconstitutional, this issue is the gold standard for black racists out to seek revenge for the years blacks were enslaved.
Does Obama support such an insane policy? By association, he does. His church, Trinity United Church of Christ passed a resolution in 2001 supporting reparations. The church’s pastor and Obama’s mentor, Reverend Jeremiah Wright, was the keynote speaker at a reparations conference. Dr. Iva Carruthers, a member of Obama’s African American Religious Leadership Committee, has been active in pushing black churches to endorse reparations. Another political ally of Obama’s, Chicago Alderman Dorothy Jean Wright Tillman, led an effort on the Chicago City Council to promote reparations. Finally, one of Obama’s key campaign advisors and his former professor, Harvard Law Professor Charles Ogletree, has argued in favor of reparations.
Moreover, as an ACORN attorney, Obama supported the reparations ideology. In a case he was involved with against Citibank, the bank was sued because, according to Obama’s legal team, the bank was approving “more white housing loans,” than “those of black people.” The possibility that the bank was acting purely on financial motives – the whites had, on average, better credit ratings – never seem to enter Obama’s racially obsessed ACORN legal team. The bank lost and was then forced to make more loans to black people regardless of their credit. Not only is this the type of legal harassment which has greatly contributed to the economic crises we’re now it, but it strongly resembles reparations type ideology.
In addition, a bill has already been introduced into Congress by Obama ally, Congressman John Conyers, which creates a commission to study reparation proposals.
Obama’s Racist Church
Most Americans know of Reverend Jeremiah Wright because the media was unable to ignore his incredible rants from the pulpit, including his “God damn America!” statement. Nonetheless, the media gave the impression that such remarks were rare and Obama fed into this lie by acting shocked at such comments. The truth is that such statements were not rare; they were typical. Obama sat through Rev. Wright’s anti-white, anti-American comments for twenty years.
Contrary to Obama’s campaign statements, he considered Reverend Wright one of his mentors. Wright married the Obamas, baptized their daughters and was involved with the Obama campaign until the exposure of his “God damn America” comment forced Obama to pretend like he was distancing himself from Wright.
However, there’s little doubt Wright is an anti-Semite and a racist of the Louis Farrakhan variety. Sunday after Sunday, he would scream about how whites are responsible for creating AIDs as a way of killing off blacks and how America is controlled by “rich white people.” Wright actually went as far as to say that Americans “believe in white supremacy and black inferiority.” He even believes there’s a difference between white and black brains, a staple of white racists. After attending Wright’s church for twenty years, there is no way Obama could have avoided hearing such racist statements. One can only conclude that Obama remained a member of Wright’s church because he believed in Wright’s worldview.
Obama’s church is part of the United Church of Christ, a pro-abortion, pro-homosexual denomination that doesn’t even support many of Christianity’s most basic tenets. It’s more accurately described as a left wing activist group, than a church. Even among UCC congregations, Obama’s church is considered extreme, as it is a part of a movement of black separatist churches that Wright himself says is:
Based upon the systematized liberation theology that started in 1969 with the publication of Dr. James Cone’s book.
Cone was a rabid black supremacist and Marxist whose works are full of class warfare rhetoric and racist statements. Cone has actually said that if Jesus does not support class struggle, then he is a “white Jesus” and they must “kill him.” He has also said, “Christianity and whiteness are opposites.” He stated, “there will be no peace in America until whites begin to hate their whiteness.” Cone argues that “the goal of black theology is the destruction of everything white, so that blacks can be liberated from alien gods.”
Moreover, Wright is friends with Louis Farrakhan, the anti-semantic, racist, Nation of Islam leader and the two actually traveled to Libya together to visit their friend and dictator Muammar Kadafi, along with a plane full of black nationalists.
Obama may have temporarily distanced himself from Wright, but he didn’t distance himself from Wright’s ideology. That would be difficult given that he has been surrounded by people who hold extremist Black Nationalist and black separatist views his entire life. It is for this reason that Farrakhan adores Obama, as evident by this speech he made to a large crowd during the 2008 election:
Brothers and sisters, Barack Obama to me, is a herald of the Messiah. Would God allow Barack to be president of a country that has been so racist, so evil in its treatment of Hispanic, Native Americans, blacks? Obama uses the Presidency to advance his Race-based agenda
Obama’s racial ideology is certainly reflected in his judicial philosophy, a philosophy best exemplified by the nomination of Sonia Sotomayor to the United States Supreme Court.
Sotomayor’s infamous quote about how a “wise Latina woman… would more often than not reach a better conclusion than a white male” was repeated over and over by the mainstream media and often treated as a isolated statement, but the reality is that Sotomayor has been issuing race-based opinions – the facts and the law be damned – her entire legal career.
In every case possible, Sotomayor inserted race, oftentimes at the expense of the real issues involved.
For example, she ruled that a New York law denying felons the right to vote violated their civil rights because there were disproportionately more blacks and Hispanics in prison! She has even declared that ethnicity should make “a difference in our judging.”
The truth is that ethnicity should never make a difference. Lady Justice is blindfolded for a reason—constitutional principles remain the same regarding of skin color. Sotomayor’s view is the opposite of a color blind society that Martin Luther King fought for. Her racism showed up clearly in the infamous fireman case, in which she threw out a New Haven fireman promotion test because whites happen to perform better than minorities did, even though she was unable to show any evidence whatsoever of bias in the test itself.
Sotomayor was clearly not qualified to be on the court, as dozens of lawyers who knew her have testified to. However, Obama had another agenda and he didn’t care that Sotomayer lacked the intellectual rigor or the proper temperament to be on the court; she was obviously appointed first because of her race and gender, and secondly because she decided cases based on what Obama called “the empathy to understand whit it’s like to be poor, or African-American….” But deciding cases on what someone is, rather than upon the facts and the law, is downright scary, not to mention racist, and it certainly has nothing to do with the application of justice as envisioned by our founding fathers.
The appointment of Eric Holder as Attorney General solidifies the idea that Obama intends to use the Federal Government to advanced his race-based agenda on numerous fronts. On Election Day 2008, two Black Panthers in paramilitary garb camped out by a polling place in Philadelphia brandishing a nightstick and yelling racial threats at white voters. The incident was a clear violation of the 1965 Voting Rights Act and the Justice Department prepared to file a civil lawsuit against them. However, the Justice Department suddenly reversed itself and dismissed the charges.
Despite inquiries from Congressmen and the United States Commission on Civil Rights, the Justice Department refuses to discuss the case. We do know that career lawyers at Justice who recommended pursuing the case were overturned by a top political appointee—this could not happen without explicit approval from Holder.
Team Obama has sent their message loud and clear: It is apparently fine for militant anti-white Black Panther activists to intimidate voters at a polling place, but you can be sure that if KKK members were harassing black voters, the full extent of the law would have come crashing down upon their heads immediately.
Based on the appointments of Sotomayor and Holder we can expect a dramatic expansion of the use of racial preferences within the law, which, our course, will make race relations worse, not better. As The New York Times reported in September:
The Obama administration is planning a major revival of high-impact civil rights enforcement against policies, in areas ranging from housing to hiring, where statistics show that minorities fare disproportionately poorly.
This is outrageous. It defies logic to assume that in every area of American life where minorities don’t do as well as others, automatically means the existence of a racist conspiracy. As the San Diego Union editorial puts it:
This editorial page is an ardent believer that disparate treatment of minorities in any avenue of American life is odious. But the problems with the Justice Department going after any business, university or non-profit if they don’t meet a bureaucratically decided ‘disparate impact’ standard are legion….This view is so open-ended that it is an invitation to endless legal wrangling.
The San Diego Union continues:
Eric Holder now has adopted a heavy-handed approach to civil rights enforcement that could put the executive branch on a collision course with the Supreme Court adopting a default view that any statistical disparities reflect unlawful practices.
But the impending harassment of even the private sector for non-compliance with bogus and probably unconstitutional race-based regulations should not come as a surprise to anyone who knows anything about Obama. To Obama, forcing the government to carry out his race-based ideology has always been one of his goals as demonstrated by his own statements and actions throughout his career.