Skip to comments.Bill Clinton Is Not Black
Posted on 01/02/2008 4:18:41 PM PST by texanyankee
Bill Clinton is not black.
It seems odd that I would have to make that statement; I have nothing against Bill Clinton, but I do have something against those who, for whatever reason, have convinced themselves that Clinton is not only black, but was also, "The First Black President."
Let's ponder this, shall we? Those people who publicly state that Bill Clinton was the first black president are saying that Bill Clinton has shared in the black experience.
They are saying that members of Bill Clinton's family came over on slave ships with Kunta Kinte.
Bill Clinton rode on the back of buses with Martin and Rosa, and I can almost hear Clinton's reply when asked by his white friends why he didn't use "Whites Only" rest rooms: "Why would I do that," I'm sure he replied, "You know I've got to pee with the Coloreds."
And let's not forget all of the wonderful advances black people made while Clinton was in office.
Although there were some, Clinton wasn't exactly the poster child for black empowerment.
Bill Clinton's 1994 crime bill introduced the "three strikes and you're out law" and stiffened sentences for drug offenders. Also in the crime bill, Clinton told those involved with drug activities in public housing projects they only get one strike because "public housing is a privilege; abuse it and you're out."
The 1994 crime bill contributed to the massive incarceration boom. According to the Department of Justice, under Clinton, the U.S. prison population swelled to nearly 2 million - with blacks being the main victims.
Isn't that something? According to Clinton, "Public housing is a privilege." So now it's a privilege to live in the projects. Well, if it's such a privilege, I'm sure Clinton wouldn't mind living in the projects and accepting welfare along with all of his other black "brothers and sisters."
Speaking of welfare, we all know that Clinton also ended "welfare as we know it" with the passing of the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996, or the welfare reform law as most call it. However, in doing research, looking at the census reports for the Clinton years, my personal experience working with the welfare-to-work program and reading numerous articles written about welfare reform, I have found that one author put it best when he said, " The booming economy of the 1990s hid the worst impact of this law as former recipients were forced into sub-minimum wage "workfare" jobs in order to get benefits. But the onset of recession as Clinton left office hit workfare workers hard - and welfare "deform" left them with nowhere to turn when the economic bottom fell out."
But that's not all. I can't talk about Bill Clinton's love for his "black race" without mentioning Rwanda. You remember what happened in Rwanda? If you don't, then I suggest you rent the movie "Hotel Rwanda" and be prepared to be thoroughly disgusted.
Bill Clinton not only refused to intervene to save over one million people from being hacked to death, but he even declined to convene his Cabinet to discuss the crisis. According to public documents:
Clinton refused to provide jamming aircraft to block Hutu power radio transmissions that orchestrated the massacres. The $8,500-per-hour cost to the United States was determined by the president's administration be too exorbitant (since 10,000 Rwandans were being killed each day, the cost came to $20 per life).
Eight African nations, fed up with American inaction to stop the butchery, agreed to send in their own intervention force. All they asked from the United States was the use of 50 armored personnel carriers, but the Clinton administration refused to loan them and instead demanded $15 million, leaving the carriers on a runway in Germany while the United Nations scrambled to find the money. And while all this happened, an average of 334 poor black Africans were dying every hour.
So I repeat, Bill Clinton is not black. As a matter of fact, I liken Bill Clinton to pork. He's the "other white meat" that black people have been fooled to believe is better for them, just because he happens to have a little more flavor.
His heart and soul are, doesn;t that count?
His heart and soul are, doesn;t that count?
Gotta go with slick willy on this one, since I can't find a "right" for it in the Constitution.
I think the author is confused, "victims" are the ones the crimes are committed against. "Perpetrators" are the ones who commit the crimes and are generally the same ones who go to jail.
Evidently, the author has a problem with the definition of "victims."
Sounds like they’re ‘clearing the deck’ to get folks to vote for ‘the first Black president’.
Just a question. Is OJ black? Is Obama black?
Well, considering that Kunta Kinte never existed...
You caught it before I did - good catch!
That’ll leave a mark.
It was weird reading something that actually made me want to defend Bill Clinton. Oh....down the rabbit hole!
I get the impression that she wants black folk not to go to jail even if they commit crimes. Maybe she just thinks they don’t actually commit crimes, we just throw them in jail because they are black. I bet most of my black friends don’t believe that, but I’ll have to ask them.
Because I agree with Clinton (don't hold that against me) on kicking out the lowlifes out of public housing. And I'm not sure we are responsible for the Rwandan crisis. Where were the Europeans? What about the other African countries? What about the United Nations? Why exactly does the United States have to bail out other countries when it is apparent that most of these countries resent our help?
Democratic presidential candidate U.S. Senator Hillary Clinton (D-NY) speaks at a campaign stop in Davenport, Iowa January 2, 2008. REUTERS/Brian Snyder (UNITED STATES)
Louis Farrakhan was asked in an interview about this “first black president” label of Clinton. Farrakhan said Clinton had done less for blacks than most presidents but blacks sympathized with Clinton when he got into legal problems and faced impeachment.
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