Only Black Reporters Can Cover Obama?

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    Quite a demand!

    Occidental Observer

    Before he's even inaugurated, one question about the effect of electing Barack Obama is getting an answer.

    The question: Will a black president quell black demands for affirmative action?

    The answer: No.

    In a recent article on the new black-oriented, Washington Post-owned website "The Root," writer Sam Fulwood fumes that "racism" has kept blacks from the White House press corps, and quotes another writer, Jack White, as saying that "the job of interpreting this president to the world is too big and too important to be left just to white reporters and editors."
     
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    Has anyone here ever answered that question for you?

    It's not just weird, it's demented.
     
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    I've been trying to tolerate the zero tolerance nitwits for years.

    I confess I have failed to be tolerant.

    The zero-tolerance nitwits really should be put down like rabid dogs.

    We owe it to the children.
     
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    "the two biggest goals of our time are "tolerance" and "zero tolerance"

    Man!! that would make a GREAT bumper sticker!!! :lol:
     
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    The Root doesn't seem to be saying that ONLY Black reporters should be able to cover Obama, rather that reporters of all races should be able to cover Obama, as opposed to the situation in the past in which (we are told) ONLY white reporters were able to cover the president.

    Why should we be asked to tolerate something that is evil?
     
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    Everybody seems to forget Obamas half white....maybe mulatto reporters should cover Obama....
     
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    The "zero tolerance" rubbish emanated from Bill Bratton in the NYPD (although his muse was the late Jack Maple). And there are references to Kelling and Wilson's so-called "Broken Windows" theory. I won't go on about it but while the Broken Windows theory may, just may, have something going for it, Bratton's ZT stuff is crap. I'm getting way off point now but this is a sore point with me, sorry, the ZT garbage is about dealing with symptoms and not causes.
     
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    The problem is that "tolerance" has come to mean acceptance in the vernacular.

    To tolerate means to put up with, even if you find what you are tolerating repugnant. But, today, if one does not embrace and approve, one is intolerant.

    I love the zero tolerance nazis. A high school girl can't carry Advil in her purse for menstrual cramps because of a zero tolerance policy but she can get birth control pills from the same school that would expel her for Advil.

    Fucked up.
     
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    "Tolerance" does indeed mean putting up with what you don't like.

    "Approval" means something else, it's usually considered as being voluntary.

    In any society that's diverse we need to be tolerant of many things. I mean I'm tolerant of rap music which I don't personally like but I would never suggest should be banned. I don't "approve" of it for various reasons but I would be really affronted if someone suggested it should be prohibited.

    We have a duty to be tolerant. We can choose to approve.
     

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