"Typical White person"

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    is how Barrack Obama described his grandmother on a Philly radio show yesterday while ensuring the issue remained on his race versus politics.

    If a white person described a black person as a "typical black person" in the MSM the echo if their words would still be ringing as the first drove of knuckleheads began wailing "racist" in chorus.

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    So, what did he mean?

    The reason I ask is that "typical" is indicative of the use of a stereotype. Stereotypes can be positive or negative. So, removed from context I need to ask, what did he mean?
     
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    Lmao.....I can fool "all" crackers into beliving I don't hate them.....LOL
     
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    What does it matter? If, as I suggested, a white person said the same thing about a (insert your favorite ethnicity here) person, would the same people who are willing to overlook Obama doing it ask that question?

    No. The accusations would begin, any intelligent discussion would end.

    I personally am not offended by the remark. I could care less. My sense of fair play is offended that he was allowed to make such a remark without the same crowd of usual suspects condemning him for it.

    There's NO missing the glaringly obvious double standard.
     
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    No really, I'm serious. I missed it, I have to admit I'm trying to avoid the Obama-Clinton shitfest. What was the context?
     
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    The point I was making was not that grandmother harbors any racial animosity. She doesn’t.

    But she is a typical white person, who, if she sees somebody on the street that she doesn’t know, you know, there’s a reaction that’s been bred in our experiences that don’t go away and that sometimes come out in the wrong way, and that’s just the nature of race in our society.

    We have to break through it, and what makes me optimistic is you see each generation feeling a little less like that, and that’s powerful stuff.
     
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    Yeah, that philosophy works right up until good old grandma decides to let her guard down, walk across the street to shake hands and then....

    There is a reason Grandma feels like she feels and it goes a lot deeper than "I think I'll hate black folks today" or whatever ethnic/economic/religious group is the one to hate these days
     
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    Ah, that's the context?
     
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    But that's not what Obama was getting at. You're free to extend the point but not to misrepresent the context of his remark.
     
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    He's starting to make more and more of these slips of the tongue. Yeah, if that was a white person that had said that he/she's career would be over. Different standards. Politically correct racism for some.
     
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