Talk:Public image of Barack Obama

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Proposed change to Race and Culture section[edit]

Did this section just rub any of you other people the wrong way?

In a March 2007 op-ed, African-American film critic David Ehrenstein of the L.A. Times said that Obama was an early popular contender for the presidency not because of his political record, but because whites viewed him as a kind of "comic-book superhero", a benign magical Negro who would selflessly solve white people's problems.

I would like to begin by saying that IMO I think the author of this article is a racist(he's black in case you couldn't tell by his name), and that I feel this shouldn't be included if not for the Magical negro image making its way into pop culture(see Barack the magic negro). I would also like to note the article referenced doesn't even say anything about him "selflessly solving white people's problem" and that that was gratuitously added by whoever put this info into the article. With that being said I would like to propose a change(which should be noncontroversial but I'm going to Talk to discuss it anyways) to this:

In a March 2007 op-ed, African-American film critic David Ehrenstein of the L.A. Times said that Obama was an early popular contender for the presidency not because of his political record, but because whites viewed him as a kind of "comic-book superhero", the magical negro archetype of a black man coming to the aide of non-blacks with almost mystical qualities.

Who are you? Beingsshepherd (talk) 02:00, 24 April 2017 (UTC)

Racism[edit]

Absolutely no mention of our first black president's two terms in office being marred by negative opinions that are racially fueled, in particular opposition politicians playing on racist tendencies that is prevalent in the U.S.? Not to mention Republicans set out right from the beginning to try to make his presidency a failure by trying to block every single thing he's done that, something that has deep racial undertones. His presidency is one of the biggest, if not the biggest, issue dealing with the still prevalent social & institutional racism in the U.S.JanderVK (talk) 16:11, 5 February 2016 (UTC)

Have you a credible source for such statements, or are they as I suspect, your personal perceptions? Beingsshepherd (talk) 01:59, 24 April 2017 (UTC)

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Boris Johnson[edit]

'Boris Johnson compared Obama to Felix Leiter (Jeffrey Wright) in Quantum of Solace; the African-American CIA ally of James Bond has a history of coming to Bond's assistance whenever needed.'

What has politician Johnson's opinion to do with Obama's public image ? Beingsshepherd (talk) 01:44, 4 June 2016 (UTC)

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