Originally Posted by ragingclue
I don't doubt that there is a huge problem with racist people in this country, and -- no doubt -- many of them air their ignorance in public and it manifests in all kinds of nasty ways. However, with all the legitimate racist shit going on with some Americans, I don't understand why you've brought your crusade into this thread. There are much better cases for you to be fighting so valiantly.
The intentions behind the pic quite possibly could be racially motivated. Maybe the creator of the pic even thought "Ooh I'll really get him good and make sure I include his middle name, too!". Then again, maybe he didn't. Implying your personal opinion is in fact the one and only right and factual answer... well... I just don't agree.
You have your opinion, I have mine. You base yours on what you think and what you want to think, and I apply the same procedure here. We've just come to different conclusions and, no, it's not because I'm racist.
The sad thing is that you KNOW that there are anti-Obama haters that respond to this dog-whistle. You KNOW that it is a dog whistle. You KNOW that people intentionally use this as the Islamophobic dog whistle that it is. But you will dig and hunt for any excuse for this particular use of this dog whistle somehow being the innocent exception.