Skip to comments.Dr. Boyce: What if Barack Obama Were a White Man?
Posted on 11/25/2012 11:18:51 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
About eight years ago, I wrote a book called What if George Bush were a Black Man? The book was designed to analyze the vast impact that skin color has on our outcomes in a historically racist society. The summarized conclusion of the project was that disparities in the educational, economic and criminal justice systems give black men a much smaller margin of error than the one they would receive if they were white. A white kid in college caught using dope in a frat house gets a slap on the wrist. A black kid in the projects doing the same thing might lose his entire future.
Right around the time I finished the book, a legendary radio show host out of Milwaukee by the name of Keith Murphy asked, Have you heard of this guy named Barack Obama? My first response was Who is he? and my second question was How do you say his name again?
Murphy explained that Obama was a senator from Illinois that everyone is excited about. I did my research, and later on CNN, noted that Hillary Clinton may end up getting competition from the guy who was so sharp and charismatic.
Years later, after reflecting on how dumb it was for me to pour my soul into the first book about George Bush, I asked myself the corollary question: What if Barack Obama were a white man?
I started off by asking the readers on my Facebook page, a group of highly-intelligent black people who give me perspectives from across the board. Then, I looked in the mirror and asked myself the same question...
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hell, what if it were a man?
He would be in jail.
try as they might, it has never been about color, it’s about policies
First off he wouldn’t have been elected. John Kerry was about as big a Marxist and he went down in flames. If he were elected, the press wouldn’t be able to run interference for him nearly as much and the guilty white liberal vote wouldn’t be carrying him to a second term. In short, if he were white he wouldn’t have been taken seriously outside Chicago.
If Obama were a white man he sure wouldn’t be president now, shoot he may not have been president the first time.
Could never happen. The left destroys any decent, normal-thinking (conservative) person who happens to be a minority. In their distorted world view, all minorities have to be liberal, and any that aren’t, are immediately destroyed.
Clarence Thomas. Allan Keyes. Sarah Palin.
They’ve already started on Marco Rubio.
The question shouldn’t be what if he were white, but what if he were a black conservative? How far would he get? How would the black community treat him? For insight look to Clarence Thomas, Herman Cain and Allen West. All of these accomplished far more than BH0 , yet they’re treated with scorn in the “black community”. The question is why?
I know Boyce Watkins. He is a deranged person (like Cornel West) who sees racism EVERYWHERE! He didn’t publish at Syracuse, filed a lawsuit, and now Syracuse is stuck with him forever. Or until he has a stroke or a mental breakdown.
He may not have even been senator. Hillary probably would’ve been the Dem nominee in ‘08(whether she would’ve won or not would be a different story).
If obama were white, it wouldn’t change a thing.. though blacks wouldn’t vote for him en masse.
Obama would probably be a very popular bar tender on a beach somewhere in Hawaii.
There's the correct answer right there.
Who would care?
The people posting on his website are equally deranged. They don’t see that the only people keeping them down are themselves. Period!
hes more white than black . tie goes to the mother.
“A white kid in college caught using dope in a frat house gets a slap on the wrist. A black kid in the projects doing the same thing might lose his entire future.”
And yet, as you say, Obama managed to hang with his choom gang and even do cocaine without being busted! I don’t know if this answers the author’s question, but that experience certainly appears to have made Obama feel entitled, i.e., that he could do no wrong and would be worshiped uncritically by those around him.
That is absolute BS. I have defended both black and white kids "caught using dope" as a criminal defense attorney for over 25 years and that statement is total BS. A first time posession offense is treated pretty much the same for both black and white kids, depending on whether any other aggrivating circumstances are present.
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