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As we are witnessing, the Conservative movement is in shambles now and the only thing they can do it spew racist hatred out into the world and watch it stick to their audience in droves. And how is the conservative right going to make sure race is all you can think of, when you think of the name Obama? How about by making the case that blacks in general are lazy, angry, and engaged in a 3 decades old plot to train black children as militants against the US … terrorists? Don’t think anyone would actually SAY that? Think again. Now hear it it in Rush Limbaugh’s OWN WORDS..

“From the time of my birth, 57 years ago, to today, this country has grown and expanded, prosperity has opened its doors for more and more people around the world, not just people born in this country. We know the stories of Asians emigrating and running rings around people born in this country academically in California. We know all about the immigration, legal and illegal, to get into the country. We know that the standard of living has risen. We know that technological advancement is going along at light speed. And yet during this period of time, whether it be the last 57 years or be it the last 20 years, it seems that a majority of the black population has remained angry, frustrated, and behind. They’ve been left behind. They are acting like they’ve been left behind, and of course we’ve heard that this is because of racism, natural systemic institutional racism in America, that we are unfair, that this country is just horrible and rotten.

You ever ask yourself how it is that people not even born here can come here and in a few short years begin prospering in school, their own business or what have you, yet people who are born in this country somehow have been raised to hate it, to think they’re still back in the days of slavery. I actually think, after studying all this ACORN stuff and reading what Stanley Kurtz has written about this, I actually believe that what has taken place here in addition to liberal Democrat legislation, such as the Great Society and the war on poverty, which a lot of people will now acknowledge really busted up the black family by the government taking the place of the husband and father, free to roam around and bear no responsibility. The mother remained the mother, she got the financial assistance from this legislation, from the federal government. The federal government became the father. The father didn’t have to hang around in order for the kids to be okay, depending on how you define okay. But as you study more and more of this ACORN stuff, you find that it has been part of an entire movement that has been going on for two, maybe three decades, right under our noses.

We thought that it was just liberal welfare policies and all that that kept blacks from progressing while other minorities grew and prospered, but no, it is these wackos from Bill Ayers to Jeremiah Wright to other anti-American Afrocentric black liberation theologists with ACORN, and Barack Obama is smack dab in the middle of it, they have been training young black kids to hate, hate, hate this country, and they trained their parents before that to hate, hate, hate this country. It was a movement. It was a Bill Ayers, anti-capitalist, anti-American educational movement. ACORN is how it was implemented, right under our noses. They’re doing far more, folks, than just cheating when it comes to elections and registration. They are in deep in this mortgage crisis. ACORN and Obama and Barney Frank and Chris Dodd, the Democrat Party, have their fingerprints all over the subprime mortgage crisis. The whole concept of affordable housing was people that can’t afford a mortgage are going to get one, because America is unfair.

It has been a movement, it has been a religion, and Obama and Jeremiah Wright and William Ayers were all up to their big ears in it. “

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Presidentsusa A new study in the journal Analyses of Social Issues and Public Policy explored elementary-school-age children’s views about the role of race and gender in the U.S. presidency. Results indicated that most children are aware that women and people of color have been excluded from the presidency. Surprisingly, one in four children in the study stated that it was currently against the law for women, African Americans, or Latinos to be President. Many children also blamed those who have been excluded, arguing that they lack the necessary attributes to hold the position, including the fact women aren’t as smart as men. The Daily Galaxy spoke with the author of the study, Rebecca S. Bigler, Ph.D., about why children such views.

“There has been an incredible level of racial and gender exclusion for the office of presidency, and most children are aware of it, but they don’t really understand why,” Bigler tells The Daily Galaxy. “When they see a poster with all of the presidents and every single one of them is a white male, they naturally come up with their own explanation for it since no one talks to them about it. Sometimes the explanations they come up with are completely wrong, and in other instances the explanations they come up with are not too far off, such as when a little girl explains that there has never been a woman president because, ‘boys won’t vote for girls’.”

Most of the children, in fact, attributed the lack of female, African American, and Latino presidents to gender and racial discrimination. In the year prior to Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama’s bids to become the Democratic nominee, researchers interviewed children between five and ten years of age from various ethnic and racial backgrounds to assess their knowledge of and attributions for the lack of female, African American, and Latino presidents. The study found that most children endorsed the belief that the presidency should be filled by people of both genders and diverse races and ethnicities, although the majority also believed that women and people of color have been intentionally excluded from the role.

However, girls who attributed the lack of female presidents to discrimination were more likely to report that they could not really become president, even if they were interested in doing so. In contrast, among African American children, a discussion about discrimination led to an increased interest in becoming president.

But why would a child think that it’s illegal for a girl or non-white to become the president in the first place? Bigler says that when children aren’t educated about a topic they will naturally start coming up with their own explanations.

“Kids knew a surprisingly lot about the presidents,” Bigler told The Daily Galaxy. “They have seen them all over the media, on posters, in classroom history books, yet no one ever explains to them why they have all been white men. There is never a conversation about that so children start to come up with their own explanations.”

The problem with this, Bigler notes, is that by not addressing these topics with children, most of them will spend their formative years with the limited view that they are not as qualified as white males to be leaders in our country. We need to teach and empower all children, and that means not being afraid to talk to them about what might be regarded as sensitive issues.

“Just like in math and science, we need the best and brightest people in this country to want to be leaders, and to understand that they can be leaders regardless of race or gender,” says Bigler to The Daily Galaxy. The majority of children in America are not white males, and most of them perceive themselves as unqualified to ever be the president of the United States. That’s unfortunate, because we are letting a lot of potentially great future leaders feel excluded.”

When asked if the current election will help dispel these myths among children, since Barack Obama is African American, Bigler explains that it will likely depend somewhat on the outcome of the election.

“This election is really important for race and gender in the united states. If Barack Obama wins, it will certainly wipe out the myth among children that it is illegal for anyone but a white male to be the president. On the other hand, if he loses it may well reinforce children’s perception that only white men can ultimately become president,” Bigler says.

“But regardless of who wins, we have got to start talking to children more honestly and openly even in kindergarten. When the kids are looking at a poster of presidents and they are all white men, this is a great teaching opportunity. The teacher can ask things like, ‘Why do you think all of the presidents were white men?’ Then when kids respond with fallacies like ‘because it’s against the law for a woman to be the president’, then that opens up a great discussion and learning opportunity for the children. The teacher can explain, ‘Well, you’re right. It used to be illegal for a woman to be the president, but that wasn’t fair, so they changed the law. Did you know that now a girl or boy with any skin color can now grow up to become the president?”

It’s about having discussions that empower children, says Bigler. It’s about making sure that every child knows that their gender or race should not be a barrier to achieving whatever it is that they want to become in life—even if that happens to be the president of the United States of America.

Posted by Rebecca Sato


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