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Will there ever be a Non-white President?
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Posted 4/12/07
well there was an uproar over bush and im pretty sure a few prezs have been killed...so it wouldn't really be anything new
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Posted 4/12/07
yeah sure, but how long before they get assassinated is the question.
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I think it will be another 50-60 years before there is a non-white president. Due to the fact that slavery was not abolished that long ago, also due to the prejudice done to many non-white people during 1900-1980's mainly but even today there is prejudice done against other races. I off course am from Europe but live in states "white". Many of you may say we are all still treated equally but we are not expeccially black/latino people.

Because we still have the baby boomers who control all aspects of higher society... once they all die out I think everyone should be equal and open to non-white Presidents or whatever else.... If you studied history//Sociology in university you will know what I mean by non-equal treatment but if you need further explenations let me know......

To win an election one needs more then just money, they need backing by all the damn baby boomers... You have to apply to the white conservatives which at this time wont even think about having a non-white president, be decent politcally... and the etc's...

o well my 2 cents.
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Posted 4/12/07

stryfe604 wrote:

yeah sure, but how long before they get assassinated is the question.


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well the non-white guy running for pres in '08 has a better chance of winning than the woman,Mrs. Clinton. Maybe if it was another woman, but not her. I don't really know anything about the other ppl. I think there will eventually be a non-white pres if not this time around.
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Posted 4/12/07

BeJe77 wrote:

I think it will be another 50-60 years before there is a non-white president. Due to the fact that slavery was not abolished that long ago, also due to the prejudice done to many non-white people during 1900-1980\'s mainly but even today there is prejudice done against other races. I off course am from Europe but live in states \"white\". Many of you may say we are all still treated equally but we are not expeccially black/latino people.

Because we still have the baby boomers who control all aspects of higher society... once they all die out I think everyone should be equal and open to non-white Presidents or whatever else.... If you studied history//Sociology in university you will know what I mean by non-equal treatment but if you need further explenations let me know......

To win an election one needs more then just money, they need backing by all the damn baby boomers... You have to apply to the white conservatives which at this time wont even think about having a non-white president, be decent politcally... and the etc\'s...

o well my 2 cents.


uhm... that\'s over generalizing things a bit much.

\"baby-boomers\" don\'t vote as a unit, they\'re still divided by red state and blue state.

i do agree that once the baby boomer genertion leaves power it will be more open to diversity, and it\'s really not that far away.

as far as getting assasinations and hate crimes... i think that\'s buying into the same ideology that thought we would have nuked the entire middle east after 9/11. it\'s over generalizing another stereotype about america. america is a really divided nation and it\'s not so simple as \"lolz they\'re all rednecks and racists.\"
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Posted 4/12/07
exactly racist some maybe but bush isnt well liked in the black community either so ya...and thats why they have secret service to protect the prez...and if hes killed then...hopefully he has will have a black vice prez ha...and not that many ppl really have the guts to try and assasinate ppl, it'd e hard to make it out a live even if they did manage to kill him/her
Posted 4/12/07
All you guys have good points but what about the White House? Do they want a Non-Caucasion president? Could there be a conspiracy against non-Caucasian candidates? If there is then it just might be impossible for a African-American or any other race to become head of state.
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I think we're ripe for a change. Non-American inherently makes absolutely no sense, but a different race or background from the typical upper middle class business Yale-graduate crust will do nothing but help, imho.

I'm a personal proponent of Obama currently. Mostly because if Clinton gets elected, we'll be running under a freaking dynasty (bush clinton clinton bush bush clinton... there is just something WRONG with that.) I wiffle between Obama and Edwards, which is why I registered Demo so I can learn more and vote in the primaries. Otherwise I would have been independent.
Posted 4/12/07
Since people are mainly talking about this election and Obama, no, I don't think so. America has had a history of voting for minorities in the polls, but once we are in the privacy of voting booths, second thoughts ensue.
And because people are also talking about Hilary Clinton...She's a good senator, and charismatic in small groups, but not in larger ones. Also, though people advocate for women as leaders in business, politics, etc., as soon as they become such leaders, they are often labeled as too pushy and/or masculine, which I think will be a problem with her.
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i hope so
Posted 4/12/07
If there would be a non-causation then racism will surely be a rising issue. America would have to undergo a difficult few years for everybody to accept the fact that there will be more non-causation presidents or wait till racism to die down.
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Posted 4/13/07
Our president isnt white...... Tho our country is in the crapper, not being racist just hope if it does happen for you guys, Hes not a complete prat and his party isnt crooked.
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Wasn't your first president born in another country, England I think, or am I just being ignorant?

Aren't a person's policies more important than their colour? I don't know much about the American presidency, but as for our future Prime Ministers, I don't see why we shouldn't have a non-white PM. More and more non white migrants have come here since the white Australia policy was abolished (yes, we really did have a barbaric policy like that) and as their children grow up and become interested in politics it is a distinct posibility. I think it is good to have diversity in our Parliament. We are also yet to have a female PM, but our next door neighbour, New Zealand does.
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Posted 4/13/07
Yes we were colonized by the British Nothing wrong with a Fem PM either. As long as ur not crooked..... but then again when it comes to politics everyones crooked.
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