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Dr. Boyce: What if Barack Obama Were a White Man?
Black Blue Dog ^ | November 24, 2012 | Dr. Boyce Watkins

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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1 posted on 11/25/2012 11:18:59 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

hell, what if it were a man?


2 posted on 11/25/2012 11:20:20 AM PST by Hegewisch Dupa
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He would be in jail.


3 posted on 11/25/2012 11:21:36 AM PST by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

try as they might, it has never been about color, it’s about policies


4 posted on 11/25/2012 11:26:15 AM PST by The Wizard (Madam President is my President now and in the future)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


5 posted on 11/25/2012 11:26:40 AM PST by YankeeReb
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If Obama were a white man he sure wouldn’t be president now, shoot he may not have been president the first time.


6 posted on 11/25/2012 11:31:09 AM PST by madison10
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


7 posted on 11/25/2012 11:32:41 AM PST by I want the USA back
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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?


8 posted on 11/25/2012 11:34:34 AM PST by YankeeReb
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To: madison10

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.


9 posted on 11/25/2012 11:35:45 AM PST by whitedog57
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To: madison10

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).


10 posted on 11/25/2012 11:36:12 AM PST by ReformationFan
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If obama were white, it wouldn’t change a thing.. though blacks wouldn’t vote for him en masse.


11 posted on 11/25/2012 11:38:55 AM PST by tje
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To: ReformationFan

Obama would probably be a very popular bar tender on a beach somewhere in Hawaii.


12 posted on 11/25/2012 11:39:27 AM PST by NewHampshireDuo
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To: abb

He would be in jail.

There's the correct answer right there.

13 posted on 11/25/2012 11:40:36 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Criminal defense lawyers won't have the Twinkie to kick around anymore.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
He probably would have never made it out of Occidental College, and would be working the surfboard rental shop on the beach on Waikiki and handing with his choom gang.
14 posted on 11/25/2012 11:43:21 AM PST by machman
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
If ObaMao was mostly white, he probably would not have gotten into college, certainly not with a scholarship.
15 posted on 11/25/2012 11:45:28 AM PST by uncommonsense (Conservatives believe what they see; Liberals see what they believe.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Who would care?


16 posted on 11/25/2012 11:48:12 AM PST by wayne_shrugged
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To: whitedog57

The people posting on his website are equally deranged. They don’t see that the only people keeping them down are themselves. Period!


17 posted on 11/25/2012 11:49:26 AM PST by Twotone (Marte Et Clypeo)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

hes more white than black . tie goes to the mother.


18 posted on 11/25/2012 11:57:21 AM PST by hecht (restore Hetch-Hetchy, and screw San Francisco and Pelosi)
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To: machman

“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.


19 posted on 11/25/2012 12:02:05 PM PST by DrC
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"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."

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.

20 posted on 11/25/2012 12:11:36 PM PST by circlecity
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To: whitedog57; All
Among other things in the article, Watkins refers to Jeremiah Wright as one of the "great black men".

The Wikipedia article says that he refers to O'Reilly and Hannity as "UnAmerican borderline Klansmen who graduated from the Rush Limbaugh School of Arrogant Self-righteousness", and Juan Williams as "Bill O'Reilly's happy little Negro".

21 posted on 11/25/2012 12:14:08 PM PST by EveningStar
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22 posted on 11/25/2012 12:17:50 PM PST by RedMDer (Please support Toys for Tots this CHRISTmas season.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He would be fortunate to be teaching at a community college.


23 posted on 11/25/2012 12:19:12 PM PST by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He would be fortunate to be teaching at a community college.


24 posted on 11/25/2012 12:19:30 PM PST by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
If Obama was white, he probably would not have made it into Harvard, would not have been on Law Review as usually law review must write articles. He would have never won elective office in Illinois.

He's be fetching coffee for Bill Clinton.

25 posted on 11/25/2012 12:25:51 PM PST by Darren McCarty (If most people were more than keyboard warriors, we might have won the election)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

1. Obama would have never gotten elected if he were just another white candidate in the field of Dem candidates he
landed in.
2. His (half)-”Blackness” trumped the novelty and “history-making” possibilities that everyone assumed were the province
of the Hillary Clinton candidacy.(The possibility of course,
of the first Woman President.)
3. His abstract, high-flying rhetoric would’ve sounded absurd
coming from the mouth of any white candidate, who wouldn’t have dared even try it.Yet it was not only totally acceptable coming out of his mouth, but taken as last-chance Gospel.
4. The Democrat Party “deciders” rolled the dice on Obama for all the reasons we were familiar with at the beginning
but are now conveniently forgotten (when they’re not outright DENIED) by those they knew would vote him in.
5. Obama was granted a totally unearned “moral authority”
from the beginning, just by virtue not of “who he was”, but who the narrative they constructed about him (with his own help through his bogus autobiography) made him out to be.
Remember, this was the guy who was granted a Nobel Peace Prize before he had a chance to do ANYTHING which might have
earned it for him. He was THE ONE, who descended on us miraculously from the Political/Spiritual Heavens, with no verifiable History, AND NO NEED FOR ONE.
I could go on, and on, and on........


26 posted on 11/25/2012 12:30:04 PM PST by supremedoctrine
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To: NewHampshireDuo

Exactly. We would never have heard of him.


27 posted on 11/25/2012 12:34:40 PM PST by surrey
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If Obama were a white man he would be living in obscurity teaching general ed. classes at a nondescript high school or community college.


28 posted on 11/25/2012 12:36:41 PM PST by oldbrowser (Welcome to U.S.Zimbabwe)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Read the comments to the article. If obutthead were white, he’d be assassinated by these homeboys.


29 posted on 11/25/2012 12:39:06 PM PST by gotribe
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

You want that oil checked today?

OR

You want fries with that?


30 posted on 11/25/2012 12:41:51 PM PST by xrmusn (6/98 "It is virtually impossible to clean the pond as long as the pigs are still crapping in it")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What if Dr. Boyce Watkins were an intelligent man?


31 posted on 11/25/2012 12:52:17 PM PST by Moltke ("I am Dr. Sonderborg," he said, "and I don't want any nonsense.")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What if Barak were straight?


32 posted on 11/25/2012 12:55:35 PM PST by gaijin
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
If Obama was white, the son he never had wouldn't look like Trayvon.

If Obama was white then he would never have befriended marxists so as not to be seen as a "white sellout."

If Obama was white, he wouldn't practice racist "black liberation theology" for twenty years and teach his kids "God damn America! That's in the Bible!"

If Obama were white, then he never would have gotten elected in Chicago by convincing Black muslims that he hated whitey too just like them.

If Obama was white, then his wife STILL wouldn't be proud of this country.

33 posted on 11/25/2012 12:57:12 PM PST by Tailgunner Joe
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To: gaijin

“What if Barak were straight?”

Why, then we wouldn’t have elected our first queen:(


34 posted on 11/25/2012 12:57:31 PM PST by Beowulf9
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35 posted on 11/25/2012 1:01:51 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

However, if he were or claimed to be a RINO he’d be welcome with open arms into GOP-e. And why not? In multi-party systems you walk the party line or you’re out of the party even if it means loss of a parliamentary seat. In our purrfect system on the udder hand, a bona fide Communist such as Obama can claim to be a Dummiecrat or a Repugnican and all is copacetic.


36 posted on 11/25/2012 1:02:51 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He would still be the worst president EVER elected!


38 posted on 11/25/2012 1:06:23 PM PST by Randy Larsen (Aim small, Miss small.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What if Obama, a half black/half white man, was a conservative? Would the black population accept him as one of their own then? I rather doubt it.


39 posted on 11/25/2012 1:13:07 PM PST by upsdriver
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If he were a white man, he would only be a state senator if he was still holding office at all.


40 posted on 11/25/2012 1:15:17 PM PST by 5thGenTexan
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

See my tag line:


41 posted on 11/25/2012 1:27:43 PM PST by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If Zero was a white male he would most likely be unemployed or underemployed. It is unlikely he would have ever gone to an Ivory League college. Maybe a good community college.

Maybe manage a 7-11


42 posted on 11/25/2012 1:29:08 PM PST by Fzob (In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. Jefferson)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

My bet is he’d be a hack left-wing academic, like Bill Ayers or Bernardine Dohrn, although at a less prestigious institution of higher learning than the U of Illinois or Northwestern.


43 posted on 11/25/2012 1:29:18 PM PST by cynwoody
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He’d be late stages AIDS.


44 posted on 11/25/2012 1:31:13 PM PST by wtc911 (Amigo - you've been had.)
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To: oldbrowser
"If Obama were a white man he would be living in obscurity teaching general ed. classes at a nondescript high school or community college."

Interesting how it seems the only reference to living in "obscurity" revolves around the mention of teaching. As much as I agree with the great majority of Conservatives' viewpoints on this site, I cannot agree on the point made above. What about an obscure electrician? Mechanic? Carpenter? Oh, that's right...I almost forgot...if one does not produce something material or provide some service that is considered "productive" to society, then he or she must be a worthless teacher who provides nothing of benefit to society. Ahh, gotcha'.

And here I thought all along that teachers/professors DO "produce" something for society...silly me! Guess I should get a job at McDonald's so I can be "productive" to society, huh? *spits*

45 posted on 11/25/2012 1:34:10 PM PST by EnigmaticAnomaly ("The putrid, metastasizing rot of liberalism consumes only the weak minded.")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The reason race seems central to presidency of Obama is because liberal racists - especially black ones - have made his race central to his presidency. They have failed to carry on the torch of leadership, freedom and wealth. One could say Black liberals succeeded in not “acting white” with the presidency.

It shows that the limo liberals and their socially engineered diversity tribes are not ready for equality and meaning beyond race even at the time they are rising to majority status. It does not bode well for the future. They will fail to carry this country forward as skin obsessed, backward looking victim-entitled tribalists who reject American independence, wealth and freedom as “white racist.”

And minorities steeped in liberalism will be the majority and if leftist race resentment and jealousy is their vision, they will wallow in the ruins of poverty and oppression they inherit. The illusion of Black victimhood only works when whites are there to fulfill Al Sharpton’s “demandments” and take care of things. Like Detroit shows, eventually things tip. Clinton and Rubin tipped the real estate market - the basis of middle class wealth - in service to liberal race illusions and obsessions. If minorities don’t get a clue, the whole country will be liberalism’s Detroit.

It’s really dumb to reject constitutional freedom’s ideology, wealth and culture in the name of it’s opposite - third world socialism and tribalism. Dumber to name the third world “black liberation” vision of people like Rev. Wright and Luis Farrahakan free and name America’s ideology of freedom and independence, oppression.

Whitey won’t be able to pull the welfare train anymore and if liberals have their way the White man’s ideology and culture of constitutional freedom and wealth creation will go with him. Americans in the future will not have a clue of what happened. Cultural cleansing works that way.

Limo liberals - globalists - will enslave the whole globe in the name of tribal central planning, free stuff and “safety” if minority Americans don’t wake up and grasp that freedom and independence from the dead white guys whom they have been taught to disrespect and hate.

Independence is not a racist’s smash mouth sassy thug like Rev. Wright telling whitey a thing or two about obamafones and EBT cards. Let’s just say that if the vision of America’s minorities doesn’t get out of liberalism’s victim race box, the future is going to be small as easy pickings for the bad guys around the globe. Will rap’s black girls will look pretty with their big butts in a burka?

It’s politically incorrect to say, but America’s “white” freedom and ideals is what every group in America struggled for themselves before globalists came along with this latest plan of humanism for the enslavement of the West. We call it liberalism but the people of the future will not know enough to understand what hit them.


47 posted on 11/25/2012 1:36:09 PM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: DrC
Here is 0bamba today if here weren't black...
48 posted on 11/25/2012 1:36:35 PM PST by machman
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To: SaraJohnson

Well stated.


49 posted on 11/25/2012 1:45:20 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
He'd have been a lowly college instructor -- sort of like Bill Ayers without the family money -- until he got sick of it.

But it's hard to say. If he weren't half-black, he wouldn't have been interested in the things he was interested in.

50 posted on 11/25/2012 1:53:17 PM PST by x
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