Chris Bosh on Barack Obama
Old 11-05-2008, 02:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Old 11-05-2008, 03:04 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Nice find Kris.

However in the comments section this struck me:

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why is it that they can talk about black history, but if I talk about white history then I am a racist. why does it have to be about race? and furthermore, Bosh is being paid to play basketball, not campaign for political figures. keep your mouth shut and play basketball, you idiot.
It's sad to see the state of my mind some people are in.
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Old 11-05-2008, 03:07 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I agree with the things CB4 had to say. Here is hoping he and the Raptors can get to the White House and meet the First Black President of the United States. Because if that happened the Raptors are the NBA Champs!!!!

Go Raps and Go Obama!!!
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Old 11-05-2008, 03:37 PM   #4 (permalink)
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However in the comments section this struck me:

why is it that they can talk about black history, but if I talk about white history then I am a racist. why does it have to be about race? and furthermore, Bosh is being paid to play basketball, not campaign for political figures. keep your mouth shut and play basketball, you idiot.

It's sad to see the state of my mind some people are in.

No one will call you a racist, ignorant or moronic may be fitting terms, but not racist!

You've spent years talking about white history. Just check your textbooks. This is no less than validation to many black people across america and the world. More importantly, it is a promise kept.

By no means is Chris Bosh overstepping his bounds by commenting on this. This is a win for everyone who has ever struggled to combat racism, black, white or other! I wept last night as I'm sure many did watching HISTORY. We are all witnesses to history and our opinions and feelings are more than welcomed on the matter as we have all been touched by this particular story in one way or another
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No one will call you a racist, ignorant or moronic may be fitting terms, but not racist!

You've spent years talking about white history. Just check your textbooks. This is no less than validation to many black people across america and the world. More importantly, it is a promise kept.

By no means is Chris Bosh overstepping his bounds by commenting on this. This is a win for everyone who has ever struggled to combat racism, black, white or other! I wept last night as I'm sure many did watching HISTORY. We are all witnesses to history and our opinions and feelings are more than welcomed on the matter as we have all been touched by this particular story in one way or another
I agree griff. I just pasted it from the comments section of that web blog. Someone left that there. In NO WAY do I endorse such comments by that user.
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Old 11-05-2008, 04:42 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I will remember everything too Chris! I will remember all the port I drank, and getting called buttercup by an extremist.

It's nice to see him speak out a little, although not terribly well, instead of avoiding all things political. There's no point in holding back in the face of windbags as Democrats have done all too much in the past - until now. Obama said who he was, and what he would do without hedging or hesitating, and that comes through to me, and I think probably CB4, and many more of all stripes.
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Old 11-05-2008, 04:59 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Congrats to Barack Obama. The election results should have nothing to do with race. Is Barack really a black man ? Excuse my ignorance but is Baracks mother not a white person ? If Baracks father was white and his mother black is he a black man ? Too much talk about being the first black president all the over the net, t.v and the radio when in reality he just was the better choice overall to lead the United States of America.
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That's exactly what was so great about it all 123 - people got past the skin color, the name, and the associations. He was judged by the content of his character and that is fantastic and offers so much promise for the future.

That said - of almost as much importance to me was his not being bought by lobbyists, his not rehashing of the sixties, and his lack of adherence to ideology.

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Old 11-05-2008, 09:31 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I don't understand why many are happy because the next president is black. I would be happy if the next president will change US politics because he is smart not because he is black.

And yes, Obama is much smarter than McCain!

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From Jose's site -

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Although our team is in Canada, you all know that most of NBA players are Americans, so the recent election of Obama as the new president has been a main topic of conversation among many of my teammates. I think the vast majority of the players were with Obama, even some of them have actively campaigned for the new president. Today, for example, and it is the first time I remember anything like this, everyone in the locker-room was talking about politics and many of them have great expectations for the change. Let’s hope so.
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