Barack Obama Admits He Is Really A Black Man

Barack Obama released this big shiny squirrel at the daily White House presser:

You know, when Trayvon Martin was first shot I said that this could have been my son. Another way of saying that is Trayvon Martin could have been me 35 years ago. And when you think about why, in the African American community at least, there’s a lot of pain around what happened here, I think it’s important to recognize that the African American community is looking at this issue through a set of experiences and a history that doesn’t go away.

There are very few African American men in this country who haven’t had the experience of being followed when they were shopping in a department store. That includes me. There are very few African American men who haven’t had the experience of walking across the street and hearing the locks click on the doors of cars. That happens to me — at least before I was a senator. There are very few African Americans who haven’t had the experience of getting on an elevator and a woman clutching her purse nervously and holding her breath until she had a chance to get off. That happens often.

I am a white man. I have been white all my life. I mean really, really white. Both my parents were white too. In my family we don’t tan, we freckle. I have blue eyes and when I still had hair it was light brown in color. My kids and grandkids all have blue eyes. The only people whiter than us are albinos.

I am not as tall as Obama but I’m taller than average. I have one of those “bitchy resting faces” so when I forget to smile I look angry, even when I’m not. I generally dress like a slob unless I’m working or on a date or something. I have friends in low places and I like to wear Raiders shirts and hats, just like some gangsters do.

In other words, some people find me a little intimidating when they first see me. People either think I’m a cop or a crook. That comes in handy working security because few people want to start trouble with me, which saves me the trouble of getting beat up.

I have had women clutch their purses tighter and eye me nervously when they see me approaching. I have had people lock their car doors when they see me. I have been followed by security in department stores. Not once did I think it was racism.

But I have also worked retail security. That’s why I laugh when I hear black people complaining they get followed in department stores. Guess what? If you shop in a store that uses floorwalkers in plain clothes for security then you have probably been followed a few times.

If you work an 8-hour shift you will follow lots of different people. In some stores, most of the customers are black. So are the security guards. So are the rest of the employees.

Mostly I worked in an office where I could watch the whole store via CCTV. When you do that you don’t watch the people, you watch the merchandise that gets stolen the most. After a while you learn to spot common mannerisms of shoplifters. But the really good ones you’ll only catch if you happen to be looking at them when they do their thing.

The first shoplifter I ever caught was a 62 year old Japanese woman who cried and begged me to let her go when I grabbed her. She was a professional with a long record. The youngest shoplifter I ever caught was age 7, the oldest was 86. They were white, brown, black, Asian, Arab, rich, poor, young and old. One guy was in a wheelchair.

I remember the first black guy I arrested. I watched him stuff two pneumatic tools in the front of his pants then walk out of the store. When I busted him he said, “It’s because I’m black, right?” I had to bite my lip to keep from saying, “That’s right, we let white people steal anything they want.”

One time I had somebody tell me how they were followed by security a few days earlier at a certain local store. I laughed because that was the store where I worked and I was the only person working security and it wasn’t me following them. I have also had people think I was security at places I did not work. I was not following anybody, I was there shopping!

Here is my advice to anyone who thinks security is watching them: Don’t steal anything. Just do your shopping and leave. Give the guard (if it really is a guard) a break. He’s just doing his job.

If people react nervously when they see you approaching, don’t take offense. Glaring angrily at them won’t make things any better. Have some sympathy and understanding.

Last but not least, if someone gives you a dirty look don’t take it personal or assume it’s racism. It might just be bitchy resting face.

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71 Responses to Barack Obama Admits He Is Really A Black Man

  1. myiq2xu says:
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  4. helenk3 says:

    selective silencing . the sad part is that I could believe it

  5. myiq2xu says:
  6. yttik says:

    I am always followed by security. Hubby says it’s because I smile a lot and it makes me look like I’m up to no good 🙂

    It’s really bad. I mean I no longer even try to fly anywhere and I dread going to dept stores. Seriously, I was late for jury duty because I couldn’t get into the darn courthouse.

    It’s not race, but I suspect it has something to do with being female and relatively not scary. Seriously, who would you rather harass, some angry biker guy covered in tattoos or me? By the way, I didn’t make that up. The scary biker guy got into the courthouse, no problem.

  7. swanspirit says:

    I confess, I am not worried where any male , no matter what race , or what he may wearing ,can walk. It is probably a thousand times more likely that any male can go so many more places than I can ever go strolling safely , and without fear ; so I am simply not concerned . I am more concerned with my own safety and that of my daughter and granddaughter . The movements of women are so much more restricted than those of men for safety reasons , that I find black men being worried about being feared by a woman on an elevator completely ludicrous.
    As far as Barack Hypocrite Obama’s statement today , I do find it interesting he chose the day Detroit declared bankruptcy to declare his “blackness” , and further racebait and divide the country

    • myiq2xu says:

      I do find it interesting he chose the day Detroit declared bankruptcy to declare his “blackness”

      You noticed that too, huh?

    • Professionals always try to make their timing look effortless.

    • elliesmom says:

      That’s it. In a nutshell. If any man is offended because a woman clutches her purse in an elevator, pfft.

    • honoracarroll says:

      Exactly, today I had to lock my house in Baltimore City in order to pull weeds in my garden. My yard is 1/4 acre, but women have had their homes broken into and have been raped, when they re-enter their houses after DAYTIME gardening.

      I am going to “pull a Chris Matthews'” and apologizing on behalf of all women to men…. I am so sorry for women that are afraid that they will be attacked by men…. God knows where we come up with this stuff.

      • That is whack. And it happened to two women I know a few years ago. One of them went out to get the paper, and was raped upon return. The other took out the garbage and was raped upon return. Same rapist, btw, two weeks apart.

        • myiq2xu says:

          I would rather be thought of as a racist than a rape victim.

        • My sentiments exactly.

        • myiq2xu says:

          I advised my ex-wife on how to avoid being a victim. One of the things I told her is always pay attention to what is going on around you.

          One night just before Christmas she was leaving a store near closing time when she noticed two guys walking in a direction that would intersect her path before she got to the car. She was carrying a couple bags of gifts she had bought along with her purse. There wasn’t anyone else nearby right then.

          She told me that at first she didn’t do anything because she didn’t want to look stupid but then she remembered what I said and stopped, turned around and then walked back in the store. She said when she stopped, so did they.

          She waited till there were other people leaving at the same time and walked out with them. She didn’t see the two guys anywhere.

          I think that’s the only time she ever took my advice.

    • gxm17 says:

      Amen to that. What a sexist asshat!

      Dear President Zero, if you can’t muster a little sensitivity for the everyday plight of women and our safety concerns, at least shut the fuck up about that which you do not know.

  8. DandyTiger says:

    “I will not let Detroit go bankrupt. I will not abandon the people of Detroit.” – Obama before the election.


    • yttik says:

      Kind of ironic isn’t it, there’s a black man in the white house and the whole darn country is clutching their purse! I guess the Obama solution is to make sure nobody has anything in their purse left to clutch.

    • westcoaster says:

      he’s more flexible now

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  10. 1539days says:

    I went full on raycist today. I’m tired of rich black professionals complaining that they can’t shop on Fifth Avenue in peace or get stopped in their BMWs. Go home and cry into your bags of money. Chris Matthews doesn’t need to apologize for white people. He needs to apologize for the extra money I have to pay to Time Warner so he can continue his 1 percenter white guilt extravaganza with is multimillion dollar contract.

    • Constance says:

      So true, if MSNBC and CNN for that matter couldn’t extort money from everyone who has a Basic cable subscription so they can get decent reception on PBS and the local news they would be out of business in no time. But we are all forced to subsidize their crap.

  11. yttik says:

    … Trayvon Martin could have been me 35 years ago…”

    Joining a choom gang, doing blow, and traveling to Pakistan with gay men?

    • swanspirit says:

      Maybe , Mr. Choom was closer to being a thug than we know about? There has been speculation he was dealing , and coke wasn’t cheap ,home grown pot . Perhaps at some point he owned a gun , we may never know .

  12. gxm17 says:

    My very tall, very white husband has frightened people, mostly women, by his mere presence. He understands where that fear comes from and is not offended by it.

    And, frankly, who the hell obsesses over strangers locking their car doors? WTF? It’s their car. They are allowed to lock the door anytime they damn well feel like it. Why is President Jackass trying to make a civil rights violation out of something as ridiculously innocuous as car door locks. It’s a legitimate (and non-invasive, non-confrontational) safety measure. Why on earth does the black community think they can impose a disregard for safety just because… it’s racially offensive? That’s just effing certifiable.

    • myiq2xu says:

      If you read anything with crime prevention tips they always advise people to keep their doors locked.

      Criminals will walk up to a car stopped in traffic, open the door and rob or carjack them.

    • 1539days says:

      Luckily, newer cars lock the doors automatically when the car is in drive. Wait, does that make Detroit automakers racist?

    • Glenn Mcgahee says:

      Obama announces Monday that car door locks will now be banned in all Government Motor (GM) vehicles so as not to offend black males.— Glenn McGahee (@lildoggy4u) July 20, 2013

  13. lyn says:

    ^This to all your comments!^ 🙂

  14. DandyTiger says:

    I love playing spot the plain clothes guard. Esp. in the bigger stores that can afford them like Macy’s. I resist following them around though. First, I could be wrong. Second, they don’t have a fun job. Do cut them a break.

    I’m one of those browsers who touches lots of things while looking. So I get followed. Completely understandable. I don’t take it personally.

  15. helenk3 says:

    I worked in a building trackside between the Oakland Ca station and the Emeryville Ca station. worked by myself at night. kept doors locked an a miniature baseball bat in the desk drawer. Common sense trumps hurt feelings.

  16. myiq2xu says:

    Ho Lee Chit:

    Some of us have an Inner Child. Others have an Inner Nigger. Is Holder the president’s conscience? Or his Inner Nigger?

    Can you guess where that was published?

  17. Constance says:

    I am really offended by this latest Obama speech. Is he trying to make my daughter feel guilty for taking safety measures when she is out and about (it’s not possible to make me feel guilt anymore)? And too f’ing bad if he has been followed in a store, I am white and I have been followed in a store. I appreciate stores trying to catch shoplifters because we all have to pay for the stuff they steal with higher prices. I think all women citizens deserve an apology from Obama for implying that women taking safety precautions is racist. That is not only offensive it is dangerous. I guess the good thing about being paranoid like Obama and many black men is you always feel like you are the center of attention. And where is the feminist community to complain about his outrageous attitude towards women keeping safe?

    • Lulu says:

      There comes a point when you stop listening to irrational and unreasonable people. Safety is a human instinct. Not only should your daughter not have “guilt” she should observe every precaution that makes her feel safe and comfortable. And so should every other human being on the face of the earth. When anyone, irregardless of who that loon may be, tells another person that they do not have the basic right of safety, you stop listening. To frame the loss of safety versus imagined hurt feeling is a step too far. The demand for political correctness has progressed into the demand for giving over personal autonomy. People who suggest this, including the Prezzie, are crazy. Refuse them.

    • gxm17 says:

      I feel the same way. And in addition to being offensive there is an undercurrent of hostile disregard for a woman’s personal safety. I can’t believe that a president is so unabashedly insensitive to the very real safety precautions women must shape their lives around.

  18. leslie says:

    The White African American President may have admitted he is black, but when he finally admits he is a racist fraud, that will be the day he will have finally said something meaningful.

    I haven’t heard what he said because I don’t listen to him. Al Franken wrote a book entitled, ” LIes: And the Lying Liars Who Tell Them”. I read it many years ago. Bronco is one of them. I don’t listen to him.

  19. gxm17 says:

    Just want to mention that locking your car doors is not only important for crime prevention, it’s also important for accident safety. Locked doors have a better chance of staying shut in a crash, which assists in structural integrity, as well as preventing ejection. So buckle up and lock your doors, people!

    • Rangoon78 says:

      Video: Barack Obama: Trayvon Martin could have been me 35 years ago – Telegraph

      His words reportedly elicited cheers and fist pumps from staff members*, according to the Politico website.

      Vanessa Baden a shill for crump was also an Obama Staffer:

      Trayvon Martin’s family’s attorneys, Benjamin Crump and Daryl Parks appear to have connections to an Astroturf activist group that led protests, marches and other civil disobedience that forced the removal of Sanford, Florida’s police chief, the arrest of George Zimmerman and even led chants calling for nationwide protests after the “not guilty” verdict was announced in criminal case.
      The group is called Dream Defenders, and is coordinated by a woman named Vanessa Baden, whoseLinkedIn resume says she is an employee of Florida law firm Parks & Crump and has been with the firm since 2006. Attorney Crump told Breitbart News that Baden doesn’t currently work for the firm, one of a number of contradictions between statements by Crump and Baden.

      Vanessa Baden is a big enough phony to be the next obama:
      As a student at Florida State University, Baden was the secretary for a 100-member student group called the Coalition of Justice for Martin Lee Anderson.

      The Anderson case has been compared to the Martin case. Anderson was a 14-year-old who died while made to do physical activity at a boot camp-style youth detention center. Anderson had reportedly complained to guards of fatigue during a required run, but he was coerced into continuing when he collapsed. The guards at the center were accused of racism.

      Anderson’s family was represented by Crump, while Sharpton reportedly aided Baden’s organization in coordinating Spring Break protests.

      Just as in the Martin case, Crump attempted to have the Justice Department bring civil rights charges.

      “At this moment in time, we must plead this American cause to the Department of Justice,” Crump said in a November 2007 interview with the Westside Gazette. “The next step would be fighting for Martin Lee Anderson’s civil rights.”

      As Breitbart News reported, Baden helped form the Coalition of Justice for Martin Lee Anderson while working at Crump’s firm.

      Students and alumni from several Florida universities marched through the streets of Sanford, Fla., Monday demanding an arrest, reports CBS News correspondent Susan McGinnis. The group, known as the Dream Defenders, made a three-day, 40-mile trek from Daytona to Sanford.

      Protester Vanessa Baden told McGinnis, “To have a young man killed and 44 days later no one is arrested for that, it’s proof positive the system is broke.”

      Protesters knelt in front of the Sanford Police department demanding justice for Martin.

      VANESSA BADEN A seasoned veteran in the Television/ Film Industry, Vanessa has been in entertainment her whole life as a series regular on Nickelodeon’s Kenan and Kel, Gullah Gullah Island, and John Singleton’s feature film Rosewood. …Vanessa has had extensive organizational and business experience as a former regional director of a 501(c) 3 national organization and a staff member on the Obama for America Campaign in Philadelphia.

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