And I was just thinking this was the 21st century.
Racism is a difficult thing to discuss. Not only it's sad that racism still has a part in world-wide culture, it's also sad that crazy political correctness becomes a part of the culture. (e.g. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/And_Then_There_Were_None)
If you google something like: black US presidents
You will find out that isn't true. Plus Obama isn't black, if black means African American.
"Obama's father was Barack Obama, Sr., a Luo from Nyang’oma Kogelo, Nyanza Province, Kenya." --Wikipedia
Also: "The Luo (also called Jaluo and Joluo) are an ethnic group in Kenya, eastern Uganda, and northern Tanzania. They are part of a larger group of ethnolinguistically related Luo peoples who inhabit an area including southern Sudan, northern and eastern Uganda, western Kenya, and northern Tanzania."
So what's the problem? No "wikipedia sucks and is unreliable because I could say he's from Jerkwater, East Dakota," please.
And look up his parents next.
Wikipedia doesn't have much information about this, so here:
If you think this is mistaken, please provide a refutation, or a source giving equally detailed, contradictory claims.
December 07, 2008
Obama Rumors Untrue—And Less Interesting Than The Truth
By Steve Sailer
Many wild rumors have circulated about Barack Obama, such as
That he was really born in Kenya and thus isn’t eligible to be President.
That he isn’t black because his father was 7/8ths Arab.
You probably got an email or two asserting that Obama’s father was Arab, not black.
Actually, he was black. Here’s a picture of Barack Obama Sr., with Obama's mother Stanley Ann Dunham.
Obama Sr. might have had a tiny bit of ancestry from an Arab slave trader or two to whom his African ancestors sold captured black slaves, but he sure wasn’t 7/8ths Arab. In his memoir, Obama rightly calls his father "black as pitch" and refers to his father's tribe as "as ink-black Luo". Here's a picture comparing father and son:
That article links to this blogpost:
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Obama is not 7/16th Arab
For awhile, a story has been going around that Sen. Barack Obama Jr. isn't really African-American at all, that he's 7/16th Arab and only 1/16th sub-Saharan African. Well, it's not true. Here's a picture of his parents.
It's quite possible that Barack Obama Sr. might have been a little bit Arab, and it's certainly possible that some of Sen. Obama's ancestors sold their fellow black Africans to Arab slavetraders. But this rumor that Barack Obama Sr. was 7/8th Arab is silly.
That is the entire blogpost. It simply contains a picture of Barack Obama's parents, as proof-enough that his father was Nilotic rather than Arabic.
Here's another Obama, Sr. pic:
Do the nose, lips, or hair look Arabic?
American blacks tend to be (mainly; averaging 83%) Bantu, whereas Barack Obama is (half) Nilote.
The tall black Nilotics generally see themselves as more intelligent than the shorter brown Bantus. Obama's Luo relatives in Kenya told him: "The Luo are intelligent but lazy." The Bantus tend to fear that they will be outsmarted by the Nilotics if they give them a fair shake, so they often treat the tall people like the Jews tend to be treated in Eastern Europe.
The dividing lines between the Nilotics and Bantus are not sharp. There's been lots of interbreeding. (This is Africa, after all.) But, they still exist. The situation is rather like that in Latin American, where after five centuries of interbreeding, the economic elites are still pretty white-looking, and the indigenous masses occasionally organize under demagogues like Hugo Chavez to fight back.
Are humans not animals?
From where did you get that idea?
It's an inherently zoologic term, much like the word "mating."
Edit: Also, Google result tallies for individual search terms is crap evidence, just so you know. If you're going to gather evidence from the interwebs, at least try somewhat. Here's what I came up with:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Interbreeding (redirects to the "Hybrid (biology)" article!)
Wikipedia also has an article in inbreeding depression, which discusses inbreeding among humans:
Although severe inbreeding depression in humans seems to be highly uncommon and not widely known, there have been several cases of apparent forms of inbreeding depression in human populations. As with animals, this phenomenon tends to occur in isolated, rural populations that are cut off to some degree from other areas of civilization. Some notable examples include:
The Vadoma tribe of western Zimbabwe, many of whom carry the trait of having only two toes due to a small gene pool.
The Ulas family of southern Turkey have several members who walk on all fours, due to mental retardation caused by inbreeding.
(Honestly, I think if Obama ever decided for vi or emacs some people I know would suffer psychotic breaks.)
I think they're jawboning to deter the amateurs. Anybody really determined is going to find a way to get their hands on offensive technologies advanced enough to defeat the armor.
All that tech in there and he'll only have 10 CDs to choose from? Seems a little dated.
OTOH, as long as it'll take line-in from an iPod, no problem.