Who's lying, Scarlett or Barack?

I wrote earlier this month actress Scarlett Johansson told the London Telegraph "she has regular email contact with presidential hopeful Barack Obama in which she offers advice and consoles him after difficult debates." Continued the Telegraph:

The Hollywood starlet said she had been communicating with the Democratic candidate for months and was "amazed" that he always found the time to reply....

"You'd imagine that someone like the senator who is constantly travelling and constantly 'on' - how can he return these personal emails?" she told the Politico website.

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"But he does...."

She described how after a particularly tough debate earlier this year, she sent an email congratulating him for "holding his ground".

He responded that the questioning was "difficult" and he was being pounded on "one silly question after another."

I said at the time young Scarlett had received her last email from Obama, who if what she said was true, had engaged in a politically risky tête-à-tête.

Now, according to Us magazine, Obama is denying all but 1 email...

Barack Obama has downplayed his "email relationship" with Scarlett Johansson - and says the actress doesn't even have his personal address.

Earlier this month, Johansson claimed to have a "personal dialogue" with Obama....

But Obama told reporters Tuesday that "she sent one email to [my assistant] Reggie [Love], who forwarded it to me.

"I [wrote] saying, 'Thank you Scarlett for doing what you do,' and suddenly we have this email relationship," he explained.

So either Scarlett has publicly engaged in school girl fantasy, or Barack has engaged in a Clinton-lite denial.

All Scarlett has to do to clear her good name is produce the emails, if she's telling the truth. That would be interesting.

[HT: proofreader Laura Loo; photo courtesy of Us]


Comments:

This is a new high water mark in Jill's desperation to smear Obama.

Since the purported e mail "issue" is of no significance, obviously the point of the article is to suggest an improper relationship between a black man and a white woman, in the absence of any evidence whatsoever. Note the reference to Bill Clinton.

Welcome to Jill's world: Mississippi circa 1955. Time for a lynching!

I knew Jill could not meet my challenge to not post a racial smear against Obama for a week, so I must again point out her racism.

Posted by: Bystander at June 26, 2008 10:26 AM


While I'll admit that this post seems a bit more gossip than pro-life advocacy, I'm not sure how it amounts to a "racial smear".

Bystander? Back it up, buddy. Let's see if you can meet MY challenge.

Posted by: Alex at June 26, 2008 10:35 AM


While I'll admit that this post seems a bit more gossip than pro-life advocacy, I'm not sure how it amounts to a "racial smear".

Bystander? ... Hello?

Posted by: Alex at June 26, 2008 10:35 AM


My computer fails me again. Sorry for the double-post all. I didn't think it was submitting.

Posted by: Alex at June 26, 2008 10:37 AM


I don't know if it goes so far as racism, but the post does once again demonstrate that pro-lifers have nothing to be excited about in your own candidate, John McCain, to the extent that you are gossiping about some emails. Heavens me, Barack might have corresponded with Scarlett. I think I am getting a bit flushed!

It's funny...I would think that four more years of the Bush administration would have more appeal to you than it seems to.

Posted by: Ray at June 26, 2008 10:47 AM


Yeah, because smear tactics are ONLY used by the big, bad republicans, right?

Jump off the high horse, guy. Maybe then you'll find the humility to forgive us for pointing out the flaws of a candidate who threatens everything about what pro-lifers stand for.

Posted by: Alex at June 26, 2008 10:58 AM


Since the purported e mail "issue" is of no significance, obviously the point of the article is to suggest an improper relationship between a black man and a white woman, in the absence of any evidence whatsoever. Note the reference to Bill Clinton.


Bystander, I have no idea what goes on through your head. How in the world do you come up with "racism" in this article? Boy, you are desperate.

Posted by: Bethany at June 26, 2008 10:59 AM


Obviously John McCain is not too exciting. He's too liberal.

He might serve as a place keeper to keep the maniacal Obama out. We should really turn our attention to the Senate and House contents.

I don't regard opposing abortion (which eliminates 50 percent of U.S. Black babies), and opposing a radical pro abortion candidate (who has a small amount of Black ancestry, and apparently Slave OWNER ancestry) as being racist.

One wonders why the media has touted a partially Black candidate in the party of slave owners and the KKK, while they disparaged the Black candidate Alan Keyes, when he ran for political offices in the party of Lincoln. Also recall the trashing and "high tech lynching" of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas.

Just a trip down memory lane to identify the real racists.

Posted by: KB at June 26, 2008 11:00 AM


You may as well change the name of this blog from "Pro Life Pulse" to "TMZ.com"

Oh wait. someone already made that site.

Posted by: Amanda at June 26, 2008 11:03 AM


Jill:

Liberals could care less if Obama is Clintonesque.

In fact, this type of behavior would enhance their opinion of him.

It's the deceived conservatives that possibly could see this as a negative.

If I were the Barack, the one person I would be afraid of his sweet, sweet, Michele packing a Buck 5" Bowie knife.

Posted by: HisMan at June 26, 2008 11:19 AM


LOL @ HisMan taking speculative gossip about email exchanges and turning in to some torrid affair in his vivid imagination. Who's the "Clinton-esque" one here with his mind in the gutter??

Posted by: Amanda at June 26, 2008 11:31 AM


In fact, this type of behavior would enhance their opinion of him."

That's not true Hisman. We might overlook such behavior has personal and/or irrelevent, but it doesn't enhance our opinion of someone.

Do you really think we're that different than you?

Posted by: Hal at June 26, 2008 12:07 PM


Amamda:

Yes, this appears to be gossip and it's actually sinful for a Christina to engage in any type of gossip. Ooops. So I'll be more careful next time. Thanks.

But.....wur ya fer Billy Boy befur ya wer agin' 'im?

Hal:

I understand how this might offend you since, even though you don't have a Biblically based or a God-based value system, you still have, what I would consider, higher values than most Liberals. So, when I say Liberals, I guess I don't mean all Liberals, just the majority. In fact, I know that many Liberals are driven by a sense of right and wrong on issues, i.e. abortion. I just consider their view to be in error and misinformed. But, that's what Libs think of me right?

How's the fam my friend?

Posted by: HisMan at June 26, 2008 12:27 PM


"If I were the Barack, the one person I would be afraid of his sweet, sweet, Michele packing a Buck 5" Bowie knife."
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..were you, perhaps, thinking of Bobbit-ish response? *EG*

Posted by: RSD at June 26, 2008 12:40 PM


I wrote to Obama trying to find out whether or not those with philosophical objections to insurance would be exempted from his "parents must have healthcare for children", and all I got was a bot response telling me that they cannot respond to individual emails.

Ironically, the form letter goes on to say
Individual citizens like you are the foundation of this campaign.

I was kind of miffed that ScaJo got a personal response when I didn't, being that we are all equal and he's such a great unifier and all.

Anyone know where I can find actual details of his plans? They're not on his website, I've searched high and low!

Posted by: Milehimama at June 26, 2008 12:53 PM


"I wrote to Obama trying to find out whether or not those with philosophical objections to insurance would be exempted from his "parents must have healthcare for children", and all I got was a bot response telling me that they cannot respond to individual emails."

A philosophical objection to insurance??

Sooooooo if your child was diagnosed with cancer, you could afford to pay for his/her care out of pocket?

Posted by: Amanda at June 26, 2008 12:59 PM


The Amish, for example, do not carry insurance products.

Don't forget that insurance is a relatively new concept, historically speaking.

Posted by: Milehimama at June 26, 2008 1:08 PM


In fact, I know that many Liberals are driven by a sense of right and wrong on issues, i.e. abortion. I just consider their view to be in error and misinformed. But, that's what Libs think of me right?

How's the fam my friend?
Posted by: HisMan at June 26, 2008 12:27 PM

I think that's right. We might have different ideas on moral issues, but most of us (liberal or not) have morals.

Thanks for asking about the family. Everyone's fine. My oldest is traveling. We're all glad the school year's over.

Posted by: Hal at June 26, 2008 1:35 PM


"The Amish, for example, do not carry insurance products."

Yes, and the result is either people die for no reason, or they take the sick person to a modern hospital where they are treated at the expense of tax payers.

Does that sound like a good idea to you?

"Don't forget that insurance is a relatively new concept, historically speaking."

So is chemotherapy, organ transplant, MRI, colonoscopy, and about a thousand other life-saving medical advances that cost more than any normal person has in their bank accounts OR in assets.

Posted by: Amanda at June 26, 2008 1:35 PM


Amanda,
I do not think that people should be forced to purchase something that violates their conscience, morals, or religious code.

It is not about whether *I* think insurance is a good idea, but rather about freedom of religion.

Do you have any stats about Amish people working the system and not paying their medical bills? Do you even know what you are talking about? Do you know that they have alternative, community methods for handling any one familie's financial tragedies?

I am definitely interested in seeing proof that the Amish are leaching money from the medical system.

Posted by: Milehimama at June 26, 2008 1:44 PM


Amanda said
they take the sick person to a modern hospital where they are treated at the expense of tax payers.

Under Obama's plan, the people who work (taxpayers) will pay for EVERYONE IN AMERICA to be treated at modern hospitals.

Does that sound like a good idea to you?

Posted by: Milehimama at June 26, 2008 1:58 PM


Under Obama's plan, the people who work (taxpayers) will pay for EVERYONE IN AMERICA to be treated at modern hospitals.

Does that sound like a good idea to you?
Posted by: Milehimama at June 26, 2008 1:58 PM

sounds good to me, and not that much different than what happens now.

Posted by: Hal at June 26, 2008 2:09 PM


If we could come to a consensus as to what constitutes basic healthcare, perhaps it would be a good idea. But the current model of throw a bunch of pills at the problem, eschewing funding of preventative care, and extraordinary interventions for even non-compliant patients, I think it's the equivalent of throwing a lot of money away. I'm not sure how much the health of the average American will improve.

Let's not forget we have a safety net for the poor and the elderly, and if a patient racks up an incredible medical bill, the hospital themselves will help you apply for Medicaid WHEN you need it.

Posted by: Milehimama at June 26, 2008 2:36 PM


Let's not forget we have a safety net for the poor and the elderly, and if a patient racks up an incredible medical bill, the hospital themselves will help you apply for Medicaid WHEN you need it.
Posted by: Milehimama at June 26, 2008 2:36 PM

That's what I was trying to say. We (the taxpayers) already pay for the poor and elderly. Most of the others have health insurance. Very little would change if everyone had health insurance. The theory is that with universal insurance people would get better care sooner and small problems wouldn't develop into big (expensive) ones. I'm not sure about that.

Posted by: Hal at June 26, 2008 2:44 PM


"The theory is that with universal insurance people would get better care sooner and small problems wouldn't develop into big (expensive) ones. I'm not sure about that."
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Sounds like the socialist healthcare they have in Canada, right now....

My niece had a very bad asthma attack/flare-up and went to the ER and had to wait for 9 hours to have a doctor examine her....

"Universal healthcare..Better care, sooner.." ...yeah right..and which other Obama lies do you believe in?

Posted by: RSD at June 26, 2008 3:49 PM


"My niece had a very bad asthma attack/flare-up and went to the ER and had to wait for 9 hours to have a doctor examine her...."

RSD, my son had a bad asthma attack a couple weeks ago and was seen right away.

Posted by: Jasper at June 26, 2008 3:53 PM


From switched.com:

Are the dog days of summer weighing you down with heat, humidity and a bit of boredom tossed in for good measure?

Well, UK newspaper the Telegraph is reporting that some British teens have found a clever way to cool off during this sweltering season with a little help from Google Earth and Facebook.

The kids are using the accurate imagery on Google Earth to find out where private swimming pools are located and then inviting friends (and anyone else they've linked to) via social networking sites like Facebook and Bebo to join them at clandestine pool parties, often picking late night hours or waiting until homeowners leave for work during the day to trespass and go for a swim. It's called Facebook 'dipping.'

Police are getting reports of people returning to their homes at the end of the day to find their pools and back yards full of beer cans and other evidence of these impromptu parties. Others are being awakened late at night by partying kids, who advise each other on Facebook to bring their bicycles so they can make a quick getaway if caught.

Posted by: Doug at June 26, 2008 4:13 PM


Bystander is a well known race baiter, he's like the drive-by ganster who shoots a bunch of bullets then drives away....Too coward to back up his false allegations.

Posted by: Jasper at June 26, 2008 4:24 PM


Good for you, Jasper...but I'm hearing a lot of negative comments on Canada's healthcare...direct from family living there..

Posted by: RSD at June 26, 2008 4:53 PM


Good for you, Jasper...but I'm hearing a lot of negative comments on Canada's healthcare...direct from family living there..

Posted by: RSD at June 26, 2008 4:53 PM

Well I live in Canada RSD and my experience with Canada's health care system has been for the most part positive.
I had 3 children born in hospitals. My middle daughter spent a week in the hospital when she was 1 week old. I was able to live in the room with her, and nurse her at night. I had the use of a shower and got my meals for free.
I had the use of a labor tub for her birth (it was heavenly!).
Recently, I was able to get an ultrasound in 2 days. When I got to the clinic I expected to wait but there was no one there and I was able to go in for my test. My doctor will get the results in 2 days.
My physical exam appt made this week is in 2 weeks time. I will walk in any day I like to get my blood work done. My doctor could have seen me the day I called except I wasn't seriously ill or in pain so the appt was made for the future date.
My big beef with our medical system is the closing of hospitals, the firing of many nurses which was done under the Conservative Mike Harris government (in Ontario- a province).
We cant' seem to train enough doctors - most of whom go down to the US to work because they get paid exorbitant fees.
Also, the education of a physican has taken on herculean proportions: 4 years of undergrad, 4 years of medical school, residency and $150K debt.
It's not a perfect system but when it works it really works well. And it's better than America's in many ways.

Posted by: Patricia at June 26, 2008 6:17 PM



Its a racial smear because it hints at Miscegenation and plays on narrow minded fears of some around the idea that a black man might date a white woman, or worse sexually abuse her simply by virtue of having made casual, non-sexual contact. Its an old stereotype. I expected nothing less from Jill though, so I can't say I'm greatly disappointed.

Posted by: Yo La Tango at June 26, 2008 7:10 PM


Maybe it is a bit racist but it's a lot ridiculous. Who cares if Barack and Scarlett are friends? It's possible to have opposite gender friends and not boink them- I don't boink my "buddies" all the time!

Posted by: Wichita Linewoman at June 26, 2008 8:29 PM


I worked in Canada for 9 years and lived there for 4. There are advantages and disadvantages to the health care systems of both the US and Canada.

I did see recently, perhaps due to the courtesy and diligence of PIP, that Canada spends roughly half as much per person as does the US on healthcare.

I would have expected the reverse, being that gov't-administered programs don't get high expectations from me. Never know, I guess.

Posted by: Doug at June 26, 2008 8:36 PM


Wichita Linewoman: It's possible to have opposite gender friends and not boink them- I don't boink my "buddies" all the time!

Yes.

But.... with Scarlett a man would be tempted....

(Congratulations on being a linewoman, by the way.)

Posted by: Doug at June 26, 2008 8:40 PM


Its a racial smear because it hints at Miscegenation and plays on narrow minded fears of some around the idea that a black man might date a white woman, or worse sexually abuse her simply by virtue of having made casual, non-sexual contact. Its an old stereotype. I expected nothing less from Jill though, so I can't say I'm greatly disappointed.
Posted by: Yo La Tango at June 26, 2008 7:10 PM

That's quite the imagination you have. Usted la tiene.

Posted by: Janet at June 26, 2008 9:05 PM


Its a racial smear because it hints at Miscegenation and plays on narrow minded fears of some around the idea that a black man might date a white woman, or worse sexually abuse her simply by virtue of having made casual, non-sexual contact. Its an old stereotype. I expected nothing less from Jill though, so I can't say I'm greatly disappointed.

Seriously, Yo La Tango, What in the HELL are you talking about? Narrow minded fears that a black man might date a white woman? Is ANYBODY trembling at the idea of interracial relationships nowadays? I don't think so! This makes absolutely no sense, and while this whole article is just perpetuating silly gossip, it sure has NO racial undertones. Like anybody gives a hoot that he's half-black and she's white. I sure as crap don't.

Posted by: Elizabeth (Gabriella's Momma) at June 26, 2008 10:39 PM


There's also a third possibility that Jill doesn't mention - that the original articles were spun. Re-read it carefully. Scarlett doesn't specifically mention him replying multiple times to her, but to emails in general. Interesting how the power of suggestion works, isn't it?

Posted by: phylosopher at June 26, 2008 11:34 PM


I may be overestimating American voters but somehow I think they are less in the mood to buy this sort of thing than they were in Clinton's time.

Posted by: SoMG at June 27, 2008 3:22 AM


Here we go again...this obsession with Hollyweird celebrities.

WHO CARES???

Posted by: Mike at June 27, 2008 4:01 AM


and besides...we all know that the only celebrity who could possibly have any effect on Obama would of course be Tom Cruise.

"Dearest Lord, please deliver us from Hollywood. This we beg of you".

Posted by: Mike at June 27, 2008 4:14 AM


"Is ANYBODY trembling at the idea of interracial relationships nowadays? I don't think so!"

So I'm guessing you've never been to the South, huh? Gossip about nice white girls who have "taken up with a black man" is an everyday occurrence.

Posted by: JKeller at June 27, 2008 7:32 AM


Seriously, Yo La Tango, What in the HELL are you talking about? Narrow minded fears that a black man might date a white woman? Is ANYBODY trembling at the idea of interracial relationships nowadays? I don't think so! This makes absolutely no sense, and while this whole article is just perpetuating silly gossip, it sure has NO racial undertones. Like anybody gives a hoot that he's half-black and she's white. I sure as crap don't.
Posted by: Elizabeth (Gabriella's Momma) at June 26, 2008 10:39 PM

Elizabeth:

Yes, there still are people like that -even in the "North" unfortunately; at a weekend party, where the great grandfather has totally ignored his now 14 y o mixed race grandson for the child's entire life. And there are still people who don't want African Americans as their neighbors, let alone as son in laws. Some of it will be cloaked in "code words or "dog whistles." talk about "not our kind," and neighborhood zoning are just two examples.

You are probably insulated from some of it - most people (of that type) know they are in a dwindling minority, and afraid of open confrontation. So if you are with Gabriella, or if they know of Gabriella, they won't say it around you.

Posted by: phylosopher at June 27, 2008 8:38 AM


Phylosopher,

there are very, very few people like that these days.

I know you liberals love to play the race card and all, but you're really stretching it.

Posted by: Jasper at June 27, 2008 8:59 AM


"Dearest Lord, please deliver us from Hollywood. This we beg of you".

:: laughing ::

Mike, you're quite consistent on this.

Posted by: Doug at June 27, 2008 9:05 AM


So I'm guessing you've never been to the South, huh? Gossip about nice white girls who have "taken up with a black man" is an everyday occurrence.

Posted by: JKeller at June 27, 2008 7:32 AM

Let's pray that this type of ignorance will become a thing of the past, especially in the South where prejudices are still deeply ingrained.

Posted by: Janet at June 27, 2008 10:10 AM


....there are very, very few people like that these days...

Posted by: Jasper at June 27, 2008 8:59 AM

And could it be that some of the reasons for that decrease were liberal programs like school busing and integration of the school systems? Among other civil rights era proactive changes - that were at the time condemned as "liberal," too?

Posted by: phylosopher at June 27, 2008 11:12 AM


Jasper, there are many degrees to the term "racist". Thankfully, the KKK types are, yes, few and far between. But there are plenty of parents who would be pissed if their children brought home someone of a different race, plenty of people willing to laugh at a racially stereotypical joke, plenty of little old ladies who hug their purses a little tighter when they pass a black or Latino man on the street, plenty of people whose grandparents would be "rolling in their grave" if they knew their grandchildren associated with someone of a different color.

This is the type of racism that exists today. People aren't holding huge KKK rallies in public squares anymore, but that doesn't mean old prejudices have been eradicated, they still exist under the surface. Trust me, it's not "liberal mumbo jumbo", I see it firsthand.

Posted by: JKeller at June 27, 2008 10:26 PM


"And could it be that some of the reasons for that decrease were liberal programs like school busing and integration of the school systems? "

Phylo,

school busing was a joke, a social experiment by white liberals to make themselves feel better. All it did was create more tension. ( I know the story in south Boston)

"plenty of little old ladies who hug their purses a little tighter when they pass a black or Latino man on the street"

why wouldn't they? young Black and Latino men commit the most crimes.

Also, some parents believe that whites should date whites, blacks should date blacks, Asians with Asians etc. I don't think it makes them racist, do you?

Posted by: Jasper at June 28, 2008 12:30 AM


Also, some parents believe that whites should date whites, blacks should date blacks, Asians with Asians etc. I don't think it makes them racist, do you?

What is the reasoning for this exactly?

Why SHOULD they date inside their race?

I'm sorry, but people who think like that may not necessarily be racist, but they're ignorant as all hell.

I will love whoever my daughter brings home as long as he is respectable, honest, caring, etc. towards her. Race doesn't play a factor in who I want my daughter to spend the rest of her life with, just as long as she is happy and loves him and vice versa. I feel really sorry for people who look at someone's color vs. who someone actually IS.

Posted by: Elizabeth (Gabriella's Momma) at June 28, 2008 12:47 AM


"Also, some parents believe that whites should date whites, blacks should date blacks, Asians with Asians etc. I don't think it makes them racist, do you?

What is the reasoning for this exactly?"

I don't know Elizabeth, maybe some just think they should date "their own kind". I agree though, not necessarily racist, but ignorant. I went out with a Asian girl before I was married and her parents told her you have to dump this guy, he's not Asian. I didn't get the feeling they were racist though...

Posted by: Jasper at June 28, 2008 1:39 AM


Gee Jasper:

Hasn't "separate but equal" been laid to rest already?

One reason that racism is dying is because busing and other civil rights era integration provided the opportunity for (mostly younger) people to get to know each other as individuals. It's a lot harder to be "racist through ignorance" as in your example, when there are real people's names and faces involved- and you grow up knowing them.

Posted by: phylosopher at June 28, 2008 7:31 AM


I didn't get the feeling they were racist though...

Yeah, I don't know what to make of people who really believe that. I think it stems from some bad stereotypes they have about other races which at its core is racist, but I don't know. Some others probably want to preserve a "pure" bloodline in their family. Pure meaning whatever their race is, they want that race to be consistent throughout generations. Even so, I find it all a bit silly and it doesn't make much sense to me.

Posted by: Elizabeth (Gabriella's Momma) at June 28, 2008 10:53 AM


Also, some parents believe that whites should date whites, blacks should date blacks, Asians with Asians etc. I don't think it makes them racist, do you?

Yeah, Jasper, it really does. Not saying they are really "bad people" and not saying they're gonna get up a lynching party, but they are looking at it in a racist way.

I'm "white" and my wife is half Mohawk Indian and half Sicilian. I didn't "try" for diversity, it just happened, and I'm glad it worked out the way it did.

I've also always thought that Asian women were just hot as heck....



Posted by: Doug at June 28, 2008 3:31 PM


JKeller: So I'm guessing you've never been to the South, huh? Gossip about nice white girls who have "taken up with a black man" is an everyday occurrence.

Indeed it is, but I see it much more confined to the older generations versus the younger. If anything I think kids of different colors are getting along as well or better in the south, versus the north.

That said, there are pockets of old-fashioned racism in the south that are amazingly hardcore. Atlanta is one thing, but you get way out there in rural Alabama or Mississippi and attitudes aren't always the same.

Posted by: Doug at June 28, 2008 3:39 PM


My boyfriend is Puerto Rican. He's fairly pale skinned (except in the summer, he tans so beautifully!) so most people think he's white, or Jewish, because of the curly hair, but every once in awhile people will say some racist things about him being a dirty Mexican and it just... ugh, it makes me want to beat people to death.

It's not only anti-immigration sentiment (even though he's an American) but it's also bold faced racism and no one should have to deal with that.

Posted by: Edyt at June 28, 2008 10:17 PM


Ohhh, Edyt, I feel your pain.

The stupidity is endless sometimes.

Posted by: Elizabeth (Gabriella's Momma) at June 28, 2008 10:21 PM


Elizabeth,

I know you do! To some degree, it might have been worse (though I can't say I know, since I'm not you) since I think racism against blacks is a lot harsher in this country than racism against Latinos.

Posted by: Edyt at June 28, 2008 10:37 PM


Well, see, I've gotten it from both sides of the aisle honestly. Maybe white people are more understated about it, I don't know.

My freshman year of college I went to Millikin University in Decatur..and they had a pretty prevalent black population there. Well, we had this ability in our emails to send out mass emails that reached the whole campus via their email address. WELL, one of the black girls sent out this article she read that basically said that black men only date white women cause they are easily manipulated, yadda, yadda, yadda. That was pretty bad. It was even worse cause she lived on my floor and knew my bf at the time was black. Oh, and she used to braid my hair in cornrows for me all the time. It was weird she would send that out and it really hurt my feelings at the time.

I get everything from mean/weird looks to people asking me if my daughter is MY daughter. I've got lots of stories, and it's really hard at the moment it's happening not to have a knee-jerk reaction to punch the person. I actually leave the situation being more shocked/disgusted than anything. It STILL baffles me that people say/do some of the things they do to people they don't even know.

Posted by: Elizabeth (Gabriella's Momma) at June 28, 2008 10:46 PM


Elizabeth: Before I say the following, know that this is NOT directed to you or anyone here who has "mixed race" children.

I personally have NO problem with mixed race marriages...but from what I've seen and witnessed from children of these marriages, they have a difficult time IMPOSED on them by society telling them they don't, can't, or shouldn't identify with either of their respective parents racial background...and it's usually from their PEERS that they get this...NOT from adults. Kids can be so cruel to one another.

Thankfully though, society has become infinitely more accepting of mixed race marriages,(at least where I live, anyway...) but children still bear the brunt of the slurs and racism from other kids, and I know it makes it very hard for them until they reach maturity.

Where I live, it is very ethnically diverse, and the kids appear to handle it pretty well. Maybe I'm wrong. But when you go to the predominantly white areas, the mixed race children APPEAR to have a tougher time of it.

Posted by: Mike at June 29, 2008 1:49 AM


Yeah Mike I get what you are saying.

Society is really annoying when it comes to these kinds of things.

I hope and pray when that time comes that I will be equipped with the right words to say or the right things to do to help my daughter through dealing with her peers.

:/

Posted by: Elizabeth (Gabriella's Momma) at June 29, 2008 10:43 AM


I hope and pray when that time comes that I will be equipped with the right words to say or the right things to do to help my daughter through dealing with her peers.

I do too, Elizabeth. You deserve the best!! I know it will work out for you! God Bless You!

Posted by: Janet at June 29, 2008 2:21 PM