April 8, 2008, - 11:40 am
More Info About Barry Hussein O’s “Typical White Person,” “Racist” Granny–Victim of “Typical” Anti-White Racism; Obama Keeping “Glass-Ceiling Breaker” Under Wraps
By Debbie Schlussel
USA Today is doing work for Barack Hussein Obama, today, trying to get the women’s vote for Obama by portraying him–through granny osmosis–as “breaking the glass ceiling” in the banking world. Yup, apparently, because “typical white person” Madelyn Dunham did that, Obama will now be the “first female” Prez. Oh, and “typical white person” granny was, apparently, a victim of racism, herself.
But McPaper lets a few quotes from “racist” granny’s friend in, which don’t exactly back up B (Hussein) O’s claims about her. Plus, the Obama campaign is keeping “typical white” granny under wraps. Hmmm . . .
Madelyn Dunham, Obama’s grandmother, blazed a feminist trail in Hawaii banking circles in the late 1960s and early 1970s and rose to become one of the Bank of Hawaii’s first female vice presidents.
Durham, now 85 and living in Honolulu along with her granddaughter and Obama’s half-sister, Maya Soetoro-Ng, had two obstacles to overcome in Hawaii at the time – being a woman and being part of the state’s white minority.
“Was she ambitious? She had to be to become a vice president,” said Clifford Y.J. Kong, 82, who was a senior credit officer at the bank at the time. “She was a top-notch executive to get appointed. It was a tough world.”
Obama and Soetoro-Ng lived with their grandparents Stanley and Madelyn Dunham, and later with their mother, Ann Dunham, in 1970s Honolulu, where white people were routinely the target of discrimination.
Sam Slom, a Bank of Hawaii economist then, who is now a Republican state senator in Hawaii, recalls that as a part of the white – or “haole” – minority in Hawaii, he would regularly see housing ads that made no effort to hide racial preferences. He says he remembers ads that read, “No haoles” or “AJAs (Americans of Japanese ancestry) Only” or “No Japanese.”
“That’s the way it was,” Slom said. “Did people talk about race? We had local jokes ‚Ä¶ like that ‘pake’ (Chinese) guy or the ‘yobo’ (Korean) who did this or that. I certainly got my share of haole jokes.” . . .
Obama’s campaign declined to make Dunham available for interviews or to say whether the Illinois senator alerted her before delivering the speech.
Dunham has repeatedly declined to comment to reporters, and Soetoro-Ng declined to comment on Obama’s speech about Wright or their grandmother’s attitudes on race.
Others who know Dunham were caught off guard by that mention in Obama’s speech.
“I was real surprised that he indicated that,” said Dennis Ching, who was a 23-year-old management trainee under Dunham beginning in 1966. “I never heard her say anything like that. I never heard her say anything negative about anything. And she never swore.”
” I never heard Madelyn say anything disparaging about people of African ancestry or Asian ancestry or anybody’s ancestry,” Slom said.
It sounds like there has been a lot of “revisionism” in the portrayal of “Typical White Person” granny. And far too little mention of anti-White racism of the type she faced, versus what she’s accused of by her ungrateful, spoiled grandson.
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