Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentPolitics · 1 decade ago

Was Obama's father a "typical black man" because he abandoned his family when Barack was only 3 years old?

Obama's father had a wife and children in Africa and also abandoned them to study in the US, where he married a "typical white girl" who kept his attention for 3 years before he got bored with her and barack and left them too. He eventually died in an auto accident, while he was driving drunk. Typical.

14 Answers

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
    Best Answer

    White America can not reference a "typical black" anything. When a white American makes a racist comment, it is a singular offensive event and they must be fired, ala Don Imus. When a black American makes a racist comment, it must be taken in context, the character and life of the man taken as a whole.

    But black America can be racist....even if you're only half-black.

    That's the rules in this country.

  • Laura
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    He has not rejected, has not abandoned black America. At the same time, he has not rejected or abandoned white America. I think he is a person who doesn't base everything he does on the color of a person's skin.. He is more likely to feel compassion for those who struggle so hard to "get ahead" but never quite make it. Circumstances have changed since his first remarks. If any of us had been a friend to a person for 20 years and that person spoke out against what we believe and what he has professed to believe, we wouldn't understand but would most likely be willing to give this person the benefit of doubt. So many are ready to condemn a person in an instant--I don't think we should condemn one person because of what someone else says. You and I and Obama have been disappointed in the words or actions of someone we are close to. This is a very human experience. There has, in my opinion been too much made of this. Did you hear Jimmy Carter when he said he grew up largely in a black community? He said that the fiery words of a black minister were often not complementary to white people but that was just part of the way of life. He said Wright's words were not Obama's words and we should realize this. He seemed to be a little amused at all the publicity and talk this has created.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Who is Barack Obama?

    Probable U. S. presidential candidate, Barack Hussein Obama was born

    in Honolulu, Hawaii, to Barack Hussein Obama, Sr., a black MUSLIM from

    Nyangoma-Kogel, Kenya and Ann Dunham, a white ATHIEST from Wichita,

    Kansas. Obama's parents met at the University of Hawaii. When Obama

    was two years old, his parents divorced. His father returned to Kenya.

    His mother then married Lolo Soetoro, a RADICAL Muslim from Indonesia.

    When Obama was 6 years old, the family relocated to Indonesia. Obama

    attended a MUSLIM school in Jakarta. He also spent two years in

    Catholic school. Obama takes great care to conceal the fact that he

    is a Muslim. He is quick to point out that, 'He was once a Muslim, but

    that he also attended Catholic school.'

    Obama's political handlers are attempting to make it appear that he is

    not a radical.

    Obama's introduction to Islam came via his father, and that this

    influence was temporary at best.

    In reality, the senior Obama returned to Kenya soon after the divorce,

    and never again had any direct influence over his son's education.

    Lolo Soetoro, the second husband of Obama's mother, Ann Dunham,

    introduced his stepson to Islam. Obama was enrolled in a Wahabi school

    in Jakarta.

    Wahabism is the RADICAL teaching that is followed by the Muslim

    terrorists who are now waging Jihad against the western world. Since

    it is politically expedien t to be a CHRISTIAN when seeking major

    public office in the United States, Barack Hussein Obama has joined

    the United Church of Christ in an attempt to downplay his Muslim

    background. ALSO, keep in mind that when he was sworn into office he

    DID NOT use the Holy Bible, but instead the Koran.

    Barack Hussein Obama will NOT recite the Pledge of Allegiance nor will

    he show any reverence for our flag. While others place their hands

    over their hearts, Obama turns his back to the flag and slouches.

    Let us all remain alert concerning Obama's expected presidential


    The Muslims have said they plan on destroying the US from the inside

    out, what better way to start than at the highest level - through the

    President of the United States, one of their own!!!!

    . Would you want this man leading

    our country?...... NOT ME!!!

    Source(s): I didnt dig up dirt either, these are the facts....
  • 1 decade ago

    Ahhhh............... touche.

    Get ready for the haters. They say Obama was speaking the truth about "typical white people" and "bitter small town folk" - but then say you're racist for saying "typical black people", even though stats show 92% of black children grow up with a single-mother, as head of household.

    The hypocrisy is laughable.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    No, but some of our better presidents, such as Bill Clinton and Gerald Ford have had bad or absent fathers and some of our worst presidents such as George W. Bush and John Q. Adams have had good fathers...

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Hah. Good point. Can you IMAGINE the uproar if this were to go over the national media wires? Nothing pisses people off like something they can't argue with.

  • 1 decade ago

    Actually, Barack Hussein Obama Sr was far more Arab (87.5%) than Black (12.5%).

    Kinda blows that "typical Black" thing right out of the water, doesn't it? So sorry to burst your bubble.

  • 1 decade ago

    Typical. yes I believe so

  • andy c
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    great observation. you see this type of thing on judge judy and people's court all the time. (my baby's mama)

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Racist much, are we.

    You seem to forget that numerically more "typical white men" abandon their families and die in drunk-driving accidents. In fact, I personally know more typical white men who've abandoned their families than I can count on two hands.

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