Rush Limbaugh calls the US President a "Oreo"?
Limbaugh went on to talk about how one could get Oreos in ice cream.
Those who think nothing of such remarks should know -- and most already do know -- that an Oreo is not only a cookie made by Kraft Foods.
It is also a denigrating slang term used to pejoratively describe a black person who acts as if they are actually white (black on the outside, as the slur is defined colloquially, white on the inside), a pretender, an impostor, a fraud.
It is used to describe others who appear to be something they are not. Sociologically, it is the social backlash in verbal form against the assimilation of an individual into another social structure or culture.
It is also common knowledge that President Obama's lineage includes his white Kansas-born mother as well as his black Kenya-born father.
To say that Rush Limbaugh was not aware of the double-meaning is to stretch the bounds of credibility. And it would not be true. In a diatribe against comments about race made by Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb, Limbaugh mentioned an incident where then lieutenant governor Michael Steele of Maryland allegedly had had Oreos thrown at him during speeches. His reference to a new Oreo cookie with both chocolate and vanilla creme stuffing being called an "Or-bam-eo" is simply an extension of the street pejorative. It is nothing short of a racial (more specifically, a bi-racial) slur.
Back in 2003, while a commentator on ESPN, he made the comment that part of the Philadelphia Eagles' quarterback problem was Donovan McNabb being quarterback, which was the result, he said of "social concerns" in the NFL, "...the media being desirous that a black quarterback do well." He later resigned over the remark.
So is this ok to call the WarTime President a "Oreo"????