AP White supremacists hope Obama win prompts backlash

PEARL, Miss. - They're not exactly rooting for Barack Obama, but prominent white supremacists anticipate a boost to their cause if he becomes the first black president. His election, they say, would trigger a backlash — whites rising up, a revolution of sorts — that they think is long overdue.

He'd be a "visual aid," says former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke, in trying to bring others around to their view that whites have lost control of America. Obama's election, says another, would jar whites into action, writing letters, handing out pamphlets rather than sitting around complaining.

While most Americans have little or no direct contact with white supremacists, organizations such as the Anti-Defamation League and the Southern Poverty Law Center keep close tabs; the law center estimates some 200,000 people nationwide are active in such groups. These observers think the prospect of a white revolution is fantasy.

White supremacists — many call themselves nationalists or "White activists," with a capital W — have had limited political success: Duke served in the Louisiana Legislature. And the public has periodically been unsettled by their public events, like the effort by uniformed Nazis to march through Skokie, Ill., the annual Aryan Nations meetings in Idaho and elsewhere or the FBI's clashes with armed white supremacists in several Western compounds.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080808/ap_on_el_pr/obama_white_supremacists...

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Is AP desperate for news stories that they have to go interview the INBREDS of the KKK? Who gives a sh** what the KKK says about anything? When I read this article and all I get out of it is that the press just wants to keep perpetuating the idea that anyone who's against Obama is a racist. What a crock!

Or is all the other groups in the U.S. that espouse the same line of thinking?

"Zirkle spoke on his history as a state’s attorney in Indiana, prosecuting Jewish and Zionist criminal gangs involved in trafficking prostitutes and pornography from Russia and th Zionist entity. Jones spoke on the racial situation in the United States and Junker spoke on his experiences during the Third Reich and after the war. White spoke on the need to focus on the current economic crisis, parallels between the US today and Germany in 1930, and the need to focus on the white working class. "

http://illinoisanswp88.wordpress.com/2008/04/21/56-white-activists-celeb...

Or;

"Aryan Nation (AN) is a White Nationalist, Neo-Nazi organization which was founded in the 1970s by Richard Girnt Butler as an arm of the Christian Identity group Church of Jesus Christ-Christian. There are currently (as of December 2007) two main factions which claim descent from Butler's group. The group has been called a "terrorist threat" by the FBI,[1] and the RAND Corporation has called it the "first truly nationwide terrorist network."[2]"

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aryan_Nations

These groups have been kinda quiet, what with a multi-racial person running for the highest office in the country.

it would be nearly every crackpot extreme right-wing group out there, like the Timothy McVeigh-Terry Nichols' crowd, militia-this and militia-that, crawling out of every nook and cranny.

But, that would be fine. The more light shed on those people the better.

I'd like to know, just what "makes" someone Black, or African-American or whatever you call it. His mother was white, his black father left them when he was young, and he was raised by his white grandparents. Why is he considered black?

On another note, I want to throw something at the TV when I see Obama's commercial spot where they tell of him "working his way through college". Please, you don't "work" your way through Harvard. Thats just trying to set himself aside from the wealthy class he obviously is part of.

"We're all riding on the Hindenburg, no sense fighting over the window seats"-Richard Jenni

"We're all riding on the Hindenburg, no sense fighting over the window seats"-Richard Jenni

"Why is he considered black?"
Well, conversely, if his father is a black from Kenya, why would he be considered to be white? (Just a heads-up about the grandparents: who raises you doesn't really count per this discussion; it's strictly blood and genes.)

"Please, you don't "work" your way through Harvard. Thats just trying to set himself aside from the wealthy class he obviously is part of."
A simple Google seach would tell you he doesn't come from any type of wealth. He graduated from Columbia, and went to law school at Harvard. It's fair to assume there was a fair amount of scholarship money involved, but I'm sure he also worked at jobs in the process.

is what makes a person who has a white parent and a black parent, black or African American or whatever you want to call it.

Would you consider Barack Obama white? I can consider him white also if that would ensure his presidency! :=)

What kind of ridiculous horsecrap is that? If a person has one drop of "black" blood, they are black? Is that a way to say that his "blackness" overpowers his "whiteness"? If so, I got news for you, Obama is no more "black" than O.J.Simpson. There is one similarity between the two of them, they both NEED black folks. OJ needed the blacks who looked at him as some type of hero to flood his jury to get him off. Obama needs the blacks to vote for him, even though they are only doing so because he's black.
Here's an idea, why can't people be people?

"We're all riding on the Hindenburg, no sense fighting over the window seats"-Richard Jenni

"We're all riding on the Hindenburg, no sense fighting over the window seats"-Richard Jenni

and from the same mother. DNA is revealing that ! All this race talk comes from a false belief that we are divided.

I'm not surprised that such a movement is going on. Once they increase the racial divide between Blacks and Whites the Jewish Community will be next.

The movements do not consider anyone but those of European ancestry to be white and therefor the proper race of people.

Jews, etc., those not from Europe are on the list to be hated.

the ridiculous horsecrap is the lack of knowledge of Black History that is prevalent in America. This from Wikipedia.....................................

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/One_drop_rule

Adds to the, what I think, is the ridiculous labeling of people.

We are the sum total of all of our ancestors.

total of all of our ancestors, but when you don't know who your ancestors are then things like the "one drop rule" can be instituted and enforced and the majority community knows nothing about it but the minority (black) community lives with this distinction.

For the majority of humankind, people of European decent have not ruled the world. We do presently, but as history shows with all groups who have ruled the world, that day will end. We must be sensitive how we treat other races, for it will be the precursor of how we will be treated when it is someone else is ruling. The next group to rule the world will be the Chinese. All the races should cherish each other because all races have made tremendous, positive contributions to the world.

Been one race or one group of people or one person that has ever ruled the world?

There have been rulers in parts of the world, but there has been one ruler for all the world.

History of no consequence to those of the mind set that a race is superior to another.

is "passing" which was used to subvert the "one drop" rule.
wikipedia provides:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Passing_(racial_identity).

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