Typical White Person

In a political move that only be described as throwing granny under the bus, then pulling forward then backing over her again, Barack Obama today described his granny as a “typical white person.”

“Typical White Woman” congratulates Barack Obama on high school graduation. Which may not have been possible if  she had not paid for it.

610 WIP host Angelo Cataldi asked Obama about his Tuesday morning speech on race at the National Constitution Center in which he referenced his own white grandmother and her prejudice. Obama told Cataldi that “The point I was making was not that my grandmother harbors any racial animosity, but that she is a typical white person.

If she sees somebody on the street that she doesn’t know – there’s a reaction in her that’s been bred into our experiences that don’t go away and sometimes come out in the wrong way and that’s just the nature of race in our society. We have to break through it. What makes me optimistic is you see each generation feeling less like that. And that’s pretty powerful stuff

The Obama campaign response?

“Barack Obama said specifically that he didn’t believe his grandmother harbored any racial animosity, but that her fears were understandable and typical of those often shared by her generation,” said Obama’s PA spokesman Sean Smith, who added that Grandma is 86-years-old. He might have meant that specifically, but that isn’t what he said, especially as he spoke of his grandmother, Madelyn Dunham, in the present tense. The Clinton campaign has not yet returned our request for comment on Obama’s remarks. We aren’t holding our breath for a Clinton comment.

In defense of Granny, the Obama campaign says that her fears are understandable? Granny is a racist, yet her fears are understandable.

What the hell does “bred into our experiences” mean? The word “bred” would imply a genetic component to her Grandmothers response, while “into our experiences” implies a response based on learned behavior. Make a choice Barry, which is it?

A typical politician, with little experience, dividing the nation over race. I can’t wait to see his next poll numbers.

One Response to “Typical White Person”

  1. John fitness personal new orleans Says:

    I did not know Gradma paid for his education. It is shame she is thrown under th bus. When Jesse says it it ok, but when Grandma says it is not OK.
    Jesse “There is nothing more painful to me…than to walk down the street and hear footsteps and start thinking about robbery, then look around and see somebody white and feel relief.”
    Obama about Grandma: “she is a typical white person…fear of black men who passed by her on the street”
    If the above is acceptable is it acceptable to say that typical black people eat lots of fried chicken? It is sad. I find any stereotyping unfortunate.

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