"Beck claimed that Obama "is colorless," adding that "as a white guy ... [y]ou don't notice that he is black. So he might as well be white, you know what I mean?" In addition, Beck said: "I guarantee you, there will be blogs today that will have me being a racist because I say that."
GOI: You're damn right I'm going to be talking about this Glenn!! "Colorless??" What the hell does THAT even mean?!! If he's "colorless" then why was Beck even talking about his race if he wasn't being racist??? So if he's "colorless" then is he "clear colored??" I'm confused. Hey, Beck!! You might as well be a Klansman!!!
The very fact that he is saying this insinuates that there is a distinct, definable, architype of what it means to be "white" vs. "black" vs. "mixed" is segregating people into different camps and fueling stereotypes. Why not concetrate on his positions?? What are the chances that he would same of a white guy??? "You know as a "white guy" I don't "notice" that he's white."
Does Beck have a check list of what it means to be "white" vs. "black" vs. "mixed race"? Like if you score 51% or higher on the "test" then you are labeled "white" or "black" or "mixed"??? Like a list of "symptoms" or something?? You know, like for those drug commercials? If you do these things or act this way then you might be "white" or "black" or whatever??
Obama could be green for all I care. I like his positions, intelligence, charisma, statesman like character and strong but relaxed, honest presence.
Remember Beck is the same guy that said the following of Rep. Keith Ellison:
"I have been nervous about this interview with you, because what I feel like saying is, 'Sir, prove to me that you are not working with our enemies.' " Beck added: "I'm not accusing you of being an enemy, but that's the way I feel, and I think a lot of Americans will feel that way."
As Media Matters for America has noted, Beck previously warned that if "Muslims and Arabs" don't "act now" by "step[ping] to the plate" to condemn terrorism, they "will be looking through a razor wire fence at the West" and declared that "Muslims who have sat on your frickin' hands the whole time" rather than "lining up to shoot the bad Muslims in the head" will face dire consequences.
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