Skip to comments.Hecklers Mar Romney Visit to Inner-City Charter School in Phila. ("get out" of black neighborhood
Posted on 05/27/2012 8:42:37 AM PDT by kristinn
When Mitt Romney came to an inner-city charter school here Thursday to promote his new education agenda, he received something of a history lecture about the persecution of blacks in America and the struggles of African American children to meet the academic achievements of their white counterparts.
Seeking to broaden his appeal heading into the general election, Romney was venturing for his first time in this campaign into an impoverished black neighborhood to hear the concerns of local educators and community leaders. But here in the streets of West Philadelphia, the emotion surrounding his contest with the nations first black president was raw, as dozens of neighborhood residents shouted, Get out, Romney, get out!
Outside, meanwhile, some brick row houses across from the school were boarded up. Police had cordoned off a full city block to protect Romney and his entourage. Residents, some of them organized by Obamas campaign, stood on their porches and gathered at a sidewalk corner to shout angrily at Romney. Some held signs saying, We are the 99%. One mans placard trumpeted an often-referenced Romney gaffe: I am not concerned about the very poor.
Madaline G. Dunn, 78, who said she has lived here for 50 years and volunteers at the school, said she is personally offended that Romney would visit her neighborhood.
Its not appreciated here, she said. It is absolutely denigrating for him to come in here and speak his garbage.
When he visited a classroom where the kids in the elementary school choir were standing, swaying and clapping to the beat of Kirk Franklins I Smile, Romney appeared charmed but did not dance with them. Rather, he tapped one of his toes slightly and bobbed his head, but did not catch the rhythm..
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Maybe they forgot Romney is a republican?
No race has had as much done for them over the past several decades as the black race. Quotas, affirmative action, job preference, housing and it still is not enough.
You want to read racism, read this class warfare against the Obama’s by other blacks written before the Obama’s 1st vacation to Martha’s Vineyard. This article ignited a firestorm in the black community. Wealthy blacks saying the Obama’s were “not their kind”, that Michelle was a “ghetto girl” and the less well to do unhappy that Obama was taking a wealthy elitist vacation. You can Bing and get the whole gamut of responses to the article. Here is the original.
I agree. Courting blacks is a total waste of time for Romney. They will vote 95% plus for Obama no matter what.
Still a token effort here and there is not a bad idea.
And displays like this one may energize his white constituency.
A month or so ago a retired from the business world successfully white woman shared this little chapter of her still nascent retirement with me. She wanted to continue contributing in some way to society so she looked into various volunteer programs and hooked up with one that put her in contact with pre-kindergarten aged youth.
The program was under the aegis of the Philadelphia School District’s various and sundry social services provided to the less fortunate.
She told me about a young black girl about five years old she was tending to. The youngster was on her lap as she fussed with the child’s hair and they talked. The little girl said she wanted hair like the woman’s. Upon being told that was unlikely the girl asked why and the woman explained black people had different kind of hair than hers.
Pressing further for more information about that, the little girl was told that was just a difference between black people and white people.
That took the conversation into another direction. The child denied the woman was white because white people were mean and bad people. After being assured the woman whose lap she was on and enjoying the company of was white the little girl ran away crying.
Actually, those things did nothing but destroy their sense of self-worth.
Imagine what would constantly be going through your mind if you knew you got the acceptance/job/house just because your skin is...whatever color it is, and not because you werethe best at doing something, or otherwise highly qualified.
Racists Against Romney ping
“Well, on the positive side, she’s not going to be alive for very long, not at that advanced age.”
but her future demise won’t stop “her” from casting a vote from the grave will it? certainly not in Philly.
Sharpton and Nazi comments about Mitt and all Pubs, these thugs in West Philly, the amazing racism of many black voters while the MSM defends them, one wonders why spend the effort to deal with such dopes. Well, the answer is , some blacks are now waking up and offended that their Historic Jesus did not aid the black worker,pupil(no vouchers in DC) and it might be time to see if the GOP could at least get 6-8% of black voters. In some areas, that might cut down Bama and force him to spend money and time to get his BASE up to speed. BTW, Mitt was guv of Mass. and had black voters for ..him.
And banks not loaning is “redlining” and banks lending is “predatory lending”.
There is no reason for anyone to be deprived of knowledge in the era of modern computers.
I could barely read or write, not that I am great at it now, before the internet.
One doesn’t even have to own a computer.
They are free to use at Public Libraries
Not to mention I got a “d” in typing in High School and that was a gift.
The point being this is not back in the day when the aristicrats withheld knowledge.
In my case I am mostly self taught.
I’m not bragging...just saying.
Anyone who is ignorant in these modern days is because they CHOOSE to be.
Although, the progs would like to think they are the new aristocracy. When in fact the most are court jesters, or the insane, who have manipulated their way to the top.
I did not grow up in a wealthy family but my mother taught us to have pride. So many speeches, songs about black pride.
In S. Africa...they murdered the white farmers because they felt they deserved the land. Heck if I know what the mindset is...in the beginning it was the schools. Integration never changed things.
Yet why any inner city blacks would not welcome school vouchers is beyond me.
Because Romney is an evil Republican, Lincoln was a democrat doncha know.
Just ask the Klan with a tan.
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