I am amazed at how people are just fine and dandy with all this race rhetoric being used by Obama.
Mr. Smarto says that is totally OK to say that you are voting for him because he is black because this has to do with “the social class of the majority of blacks“.
It is another layer to the fallacy. And a funny one when you think about it. I wonder if this trick could work anywhere…
Let’s say that I decided to run for some public office. Would it be ok if I advertised myself as “the candidate for the poor Latino immigrant community” just because I am a immigrant from Latin America?
Do you think it would still work when people realized that I have blue eyes and very light skin?
Or do you think the breaking point would be that… well… I am not poor?
What is the scale here? Could I pull it off if I were poorer but still white? Or would it be better if I were brown but still not poor? Would it help if I say that I am not concerned about being shot because people get shot all the time in Brazil???
This is a bullshit argument no matter how you look at it. To say that Obama represents something more just because of his skin color is totally racist. There is no rationalization that can get you out of this. A straw man is a straw man, no matter what color you paint it.