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Posted: 10 January 2014 11:13 AM   [ Ignore ]
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Imagine: Obama comes to Europe for a state visit. Some people have some whatever grudge against the US (take your pick).
Lot´s of adoo in the streets etc.

Are protesters yelling “OBAMA GO HOME!” racist?

 

 

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Posted: 10 January 2014 11:59 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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I would think the protests would be more political in nature rather than racist.  I don’t see “Obama go home” as being racist in any manner.

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Posted: 10 January 2014 12:07 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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You´re Canadian…
ofcourse you don´t

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Posted: 10 January 2014 12:13 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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I mean, you start with “I would think”

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Posted: 11 January 2014 09:12 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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No matter how I look at it I can’t see it as being racist.  People used to do the same to Bush when he traveled.

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Posted: 11 January 2014 09:39 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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It would clearly depend on the motives for booing him.

Is it because of his domestic or foreign policies? Then it has nothing to do with racism.

Is it because of his ethnicity (in terms of him being an African-American)? Then it is racist.

Is it simply because he is an American, de-coupled from the policies he stands for as a Head-of-State? Then it is xenophobic/nationalist/racist.

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