In case you’ve seen that email painting Obama as a racist…

I suggest you remember that emails that get broadcast everywhere should always be fact checked. In this case, try this page at Snopes.Com.

[…] The above-quoted e-mail forward reproduces passages taken from Barack Obama’s two books — Dreams from My Father (1995) and The Audacity of Hope — with the presumed intent of presenting Obama as a self-declared racist. However, these cherry-picked statements are all presented devoid of context, and some of them are reworded from the original (or apparently non-existent). […]

Click the link to see the complete analysis, and decide for yourself.

I don’t care where this one originated, and I don’t have any interest in debating possible sources. Sufficient to say: It’s another fine example of the “politics as usual” that needs to go away.


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Well educated woman, transgender / transsexual, lesbian, Reiki practitioner, LGBT activist, polyamorous, and eclectic Pagan.
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