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Submitted by lisdel (United States), Aug 4, 2008 at 23:14

You're funny, read again what I wrote.

I will assume since you took my comment, reworded it to mean something else and changed the subject completely,that you are a liberal, who reads the New York TImes and watches NBC news, and loves Dan Rather. I know it is hard for you to read something and realize it means what is says. You don't need to read into it.

I never said Hawaii was not a part of the US. Please cut and paste to prove me wrong. What I said was, living in Hawaii is not like living in the US. If it was we all wouln't go there for vacation to relax and Get away from it all. I can guarantee its not like south central LA, Harlem or a small country town.

Are you from America? you history needs an update. By the way I am highly educated. America did not know about Nazi concentration camps til well into the war. They had suspicions that were confirmed when they were rescued. America officially joined the war because of Pearl Harbor. Our government and President Roosvelt wanted to join much earlier but the American public was very anti war. We were sending over supplies to Great Britian not so covertly to help them fight the war. German u boats did sink our vessels. Pearl harbor convinced the American public to want to fight the war. The American public had no idea Jews were being slaughtered.

To answer your last paragraph. I doubt any place is free of racism. But it is ever prevalent in mainland America, and to experience you can only be black and live here in America. Hawaii is ethnically diverse, the highest percent of caucasian race is 25% on any island. If he was raised in an atomosphere of racism it wasn't just whites, it would have been Japanese, Native Hawaian's and others. He speaks as if white Americans are the only racists in the world.

His speeches frequently bring up racism, and his experience. I stated that he did not grow up in the same atmosphere as mainland America blacks, he does not, and could not have their experiences. His claims to having had them are false, until he started college.

I have a question for you. Are you Irish, born and raised? Nothern Ireland? Would you vote for a man who was born in Ireland, moved to Great Britian as a child, was educated there, shared their customs and lifestyle then back at 18 to Ireland, went to college and claimed he was as Irish as you, heart and sole, without ever living there? Claimed he knew your plight, your struggles through the terrorism? When he was never there to experience them? Do you think he would understand the complexity of relations? How the average person feels, live amoung them to know what they go through day to day? Would have him lead a struggle that he didn't live through?

I'm an American, we go there to vacation and have fun. There are no major manufacturing plants there, do they have slums? maybe. Whats the homeless population there, has he ever had to step over them to get to school? Did he hear drive by shootings? Was there ever a possibility that he could get shot by a drive by drug dealer sitting in his house watching tv? Dealers selling drugs outside the school door? I don't think these are prevalent problems there. Do you?

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