Comments for http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/worldtonight/2009/01/on_the_road_in_alabama.html http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/worldtonight/2009/01/on_the_road_in_alabama.html en-gb 30 Fri 19 Sep 2014 14:51:01 GMT+1 A feed of user comments from the page found at http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/worldtonight/2009/01/on_the_road_in_alabama.html TrueToo http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/worldtonight/2009/01/on_the_road_in_alabama.html?page=92#comment13 12. Isenhorn wrote:Barack Obama is the 44th President of the USA, and should be referred to as such, without any additional adjectives attached to his name.Agreed. When African-Americans stop obsessing over his blackness (while ignoring the fact that he is half-white) America will really have moved forward. Fri 23 Jan 2009 18:24:07 GMT+1 a_pipesmoker http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/worldtonight/2009/01/on_the_road_in_alabama.html?page=85#comment12 Robin I respect you and I enjoy your program. You are paid by the BBC to present the news so why did you have to go to the Southern States of the USA?Obama is the man for the job, he was elected, his colour, that he is left handed or even if he we gay does not matter. He is the man for the job and all the racial stuff has comes from the blacks?I just don't care. He has ability, he is erudite and I guess he will do a good job and that is all that matters. Fri 23 Jan 2009 15:39:59 GMT+1 Isenhorn http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/worldtonight/2009/01/on_the_road_in_alabama.html?page=78#comment11 Robin,I remember reading somewhere about the troubles a university teacher in the USA had with his students. He was trying to explain to them that their 'I will vote for Obama because he's black, to show that this country is past the segregation' is actually against everything the anti-segregation movement stood for. Namely, that you should not judge a man or vote for him/her just because of the colour of their skin. According to his confession, the teacher had a very hard time convincing any of the students. Based on that, are we not putting too much importance on the election of Mr Obama in order to justify our belief that America has moved on? After all, Mr Obama has been continuously referred to as the 'first African-American, the first black President of the USA'. The continuous emphasizing of this fact and the unquestioning support Obama received from the black Americans makes me think that such beleifs are premature. There are still racial divisons and racism can run both ways. Barack Obama is the 44th President of the USA, and should be referred to as such, without any additional adjectives attached to his name. Thu 22 Jan 2009 12:01:13 GMT+1 sizzlestick http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/worldtonight/2009/01/on_the_road_in_alabama.html?page=71#comment10 After Obama's election, Mary Smith and Rev. F.D. Reese seem so "yesterday". Let us see if Africans in countries like South Africa, Zimbabwe etc can produce Presidents or Prime Ministers who are white, besides just white sports jocks. Thu 22 Jan 2009 06:44:28 GMT+1 fuygabby http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/worldtonight/2009/01/on_the_road_in_alabama.html?page=64#comment9 Obama has offered hope to many in the US, however many have made promises before that have gone by the wayside and progress never is made. Hopefully Obama will be a new breed of politician and stick to his word and help the US out of its credit crisis. Wed 21 Jan 2009 20:46:42 GMT+1 keith_df http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/worldtonight/2009/01/on_the_road_in_alabama.html?page=57#comment8 Dear Robin, It was quite right to report the opposition point of view in your program tonight, but the boy you interviewed from the Council of Conservative Citizens, is a member of a neo-Nazi organisation. I have just checked their website and found them quoting Hitler with relish and a statement of 'values' that would certainly be illegal in the UK. Not sure if that is the perspective you were hoping for. - Keith. Tue 20 Jan 2009 23:09:11 GMT+1 dr4321 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/worldtonight/2009/01/on_the_road_in_alabama.html?page=49#comment7 It's great to see the United States taking pride in itself again. The inauguration of Barak Obama seems to have instilled a great sense of vision in the country. Let's hope it lasts. - Doug Tue 20 Jan 2009 01:59:18 GMT+1 kikidread http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/worldtonight/2009/01/on_the_road_in_alabama.html?page=42#comment6 Free Musichttp://ambassada.podomatic.com/recommended listening Jah Shaka - Live Dancehall Session Mon 19 Jan 2009 22:02:31 GMT+1 kikidread http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/worldtonight/2009/01/on_the_road_in_alabama.html?page=35#comment5 http://www.rastafarispeaks.com/HIM_UN.htmlLyrics from the song War, adapted by Bob Marley from an excerpt of Haile Selassie's address to the UN in 1963 Mon 19 Jan 2009 18:45:28 GMT+1 kikidread http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/worldtonight/2009/01/on_the_road_in_alabama.html?page=28#comment4 Nobody is unimportant anymore. Mon 19 Jan 2009 13:50:57 GMT+1 kikidread http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/worldtonight/2009/01/on_the_road_in_alabama.html?page=21#comment3 The Isis PapersFreedom... Not only of the Heart and Soul, but of the Mindhttp://www.theisispapers.com/ Mon 19 Jan 2009 09:24:43 GMT+1 kikidread http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/worldtonight/2009/01/on_the_road_in_alabama.html?page=14#comment2 Until the philosophy which hold one race superiorAnd anotherInferiorIs finallyAnd permanentlyDiscreditedAnd abandoned -Everywhere is war -Me say war.That until there no longerFirst class and second class citizens of any nationUntil the colour of a mans skinIs of no more significance than the colour of his eyes -Me say war.That until the basic human rightsAre equally guaranteed to all,Without regard to race -Dis a war. Mon 19 Jan 2009 08:53:16 GMT+1 MarcusAureliusII http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/worldtonight/2009/01/on_the_road_in_alabama.html?page=7#comment1 America has come a long way in a short time. It still has some distance to go but it is definitely headed in the right direction. The same cannot be said for most of the rest of the world. Mon 19 Jan 2009 03:12:59 GMT+1 dennisjunior1 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/worldtonight/2009/01/on_the_road_in_alabama.html?page=0#comment0 Robin:I read your blog about the show in Alabama...I hope it is very interesting and informative.~Dennis Junior~ Sun 18 Jan 2009 23:27:59 GMT+1