Sunday, June 14, 2009

Backlash to America's First President of Color Continues

Backlash to America's first President of Color appears to be on the rise (listen here, fast-forward to about 9 minutes into the discussion). Today's announcement by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu indicates movement towards constructive diplomacy in the incessant conflict between Palestinians and Israel, although the following comments will not likely sit well with any Palestinian leadership (from NPR).

Netanyahu, in an address seen as his response to Obama, he refused to heed the U.S. call for an immediate freeze of construction on lands Palestinians claim for their future state.

In any case, the catalyst for
Netanyahu's announcement is obviously U.S. President, Obama. The picture, above, indicates how Obama will be constructed by majority groups who must now begrudgingly deal with an African American leader making serious efforts to address minority rights.

How further resistance to Obama by those wanting to maintain the status quo shakes out in public circles could be very disturbing.

(Photo courtesy of NPR).

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  1. Hey Dave,
    I posted an article a while back that is somewhat related. It's a look at the Israeli-Palestinian conflict different from a different socio-historical perspective. I thought you and your readers might be interested in it.


  2. "Is Right-Wing Extremism On The Rise?" (NPR, 6.15.09)