Racist Maya Angelou Schlepping For Obama Re-election Sends Campaign Letter: “Go, Rise Up”

Dear XXXXXXXX,

I am not writing to you as a black voter, or a woman voter, or as a voter who is over 70 years old and six feet tall. I am writing to you as a representative of this great country — as an American.

It is your job to vote. It is your responsibility, your right, and your privilege. You may be pretty or plain, heavy or thin, gay or straight, poor or rich.

But remember this: In an election, every voice is equally powerful — don’t underestimate your vote. Voting is the great equalizer.

Your vote might make the difference. Don’t fool around with this — get the information you need to vote in this election.

As a country, we can scarcely perceive the magnitude of our progress.

My grandmother and my uncle experienced circumstances that would break your heart. When they went to vote, they were asked impossible questions like, “How many angels can dance on the head of a pin?” When they couldn’t answer, they couldn’t vote.

I once debated with the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. about whether an African American would ever be elected president. He believed it would happen within the next 40 years at the time — I believed it would never happen within my lifetime.

I have never been happier to have been proven wrong.

And since President Barack Obama’s historic election, we’ve moved forward in courageous and beautiful ways. More students can afford college, and more families have access to affordable health insurance. Women have greater opportunities to get equal pay for equal work.

Yet as Rev. King wrote, “All progress is precarious.”

So don’t sit on the sidelines. Don’t hesitate. Don’t have any regrets. Vote.

Go, rise up, and find out what you need to do to vote and ask your friends to join you. We must make our voices heard:

http://my.barackobama.com/Gotta-Vote

Your vote is not only important. It’s imperative.

Thank you,

Dr. Maya Angelou

But racists like Dr. Maya Angelou just can’t seem to wrap their intellectual ideology around that concept.

The level of intellectual dishonesty within the Race-Baiting class is astounding.   Dr. Maya Angelou begins her plea stating that she is not writing as a “black American”, and then goes into the entire substance of her letter framing advocacy only around “RACE”.

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38 Responses to Racist Maya Angelou Schlepping For Obama Re-election Sends Campaign Letter: “Go, Rise Up”

  1. Scott says:

    If only the black community would evaluate this president based on “the content of his character,” as MLK had dreamed, Romney would win in a landslide.

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  2. nomorebsplease says:

    The significance of a black president is that the person is a descendant of slaves. White mother and father born in africa. Race baiters are never accused of being too bright. They are what i like to call geniOuses. Yes, the O is intentional.

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    • brocktownsend says:

      The significance of a black president is that the person is a descendant of slaves. White mother and father born in africa.

      How is he a descendant of slaves, pray tell?

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  3. Cesar BBiano says:

    He’s for gay marriage, and that should be a big plus in my book. But somehow I can’t bring myself to accept that kind of offering from blood stained hands.

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    • Josh says:

      “But somehow I can’t bring myself to accept that kind of offering from blood stained hands.” He’s only for gay marriage because he thinks feining that belief will help him in keeping his power and rising to even higher levels. You are smart. Don’t let the player play you.

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  4. WeeWeed says:

    I always considered HER crap overrated, too.

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    • sybiljx1 says:

      “My grandmother and my uncle experienced circumstances that would break your heart. When they went to vote, they were asked impossible questions like, “How many angels can dance on the head of a pin?” When they couldn’t answer, they couldn’t vote.”

      Who believes this stuff. Never mind.

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    • maggiemoowho says:

      I thought she was deceased, learn something new everyday.

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    • Josh says:

      “I am writing to you as a representative of this great country — as an American.”

      She does not represent MY America!

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    • Diana S says:

      Me too. My children were forced to read her books in high school.

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  5. sybiljx1 says:

    “I am not writing to you as a black voter,”

    What BS.

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  6. czarowniczy says:

    She’s a government-approved poetess, think of her as Federally approved cheese that can write,

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  7. Artist says:

    Rise, shmise
    there is NOTHING WORSE than quoting your own decades old material.

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  8. waltherppk says:

    Here’s a little music to go along with that poetry

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  9. Coast says:

    The level of intellectual dishonesty within the Race-Baiting class is astounding. Dr. Maya Angelou begins her plea stating that she is not writing as a “black American”, and then goes into the entire substance of her letter framing advocacy only around “RACE”…..well said!!!

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  10. Sharon says:

    Does she still have that rock and that water and that tree, whatever, that she carried on about?

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  11. James F says:

    Remember Chicago Obama voters, vote early and vote often!
    http://my.barackobama.com/Gotta-Vote

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  12. Sharon says:

    Sundance, we gotta talk.

    What will it take to get you to agree to never, ever post that photo shop of Maya Angelou with Barry At The Breast again? 😯 yechhhh……and blechhhhhhhh….. and it’s already dark even here in Oregon….Puddy, got something cute you can pop up there at the top? Looking at that is hard. 😯

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  13. Oh puke. That’s the last minute desperate “guilt black people vote” that I remember from four years ago. :/

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  14. maggiemoowho says:

    Oprah in 5 years, the resemblance is remarkable.

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    • maggiemoowho says:

      Ah, I hate to tell her this but Obama is half white. She needs to have a chat with Morgan Freeman. Although he supports the idiot, I mean Obama, he refuses to call him the “first black President”.

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  15. Sentenza says:

    Doesn’t the Lightworker’s family tree include slave owners, too?

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  16. dean says:

    It’s interesting that Obama got the Democratic nod in 2008 BECAUSE of his race. Remember Obama won Iowa, then Hillary won NH and a week later the Nevada caucuses (both had expected to go for Obama)–then the pivotal contest was in SC–and Obama got 95, I repeat 95!! % of the black vote in that primary against Hillary and a pre-scandal John Edwards. If Clinton had won SC she would have been the nominee–but the Obamaites had to play the race card against Bill Clinton (of all people) in order to win.

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  19. baldowl says:

    Every thought, every word, every action American blacks think, speak, or take is based primarily and firstly upon their being black. They are black above all else. Their skin is their identity, and so it is ironic that black is much more than skin deep.

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    • peachteachr says:

      Exactly. I worked with a black paraprofessional one year. We had a minor disagreement which I never really understood what it was over. Every black adult in the school, even the janitors, stopped speaking to me. I guess they didn’t understand that I wasn’t there to win friends and influence people. I have always been glad that happened to me. It taught me so many things that I needed to understand.

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      • Bettie Crocker says:

        peachteachr You were being color-blind by treating your co-worker no differently than anyone else. Professional disagreements are just a part of working in a group. I have experienced or have witnessed many instances of black racism, usually directed at whites. It’s sad but it supports the idea that the races are more alike than different.

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  20. ZurichMike says:

    She gave an inaugural address at Clinton’s first inauguration, reciting some mindless, feel-good poem without any structure, but if you dared criticize her you were raaaaaaaccissssss

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  21. Mist'ears Mom says:

    I was a Hallmark store owner in 2002 when Maya Angelou teamed up and produced a line of cards and gifts exclusive to our stores. It was generic, faith based-hope inspired sentiments and well received by the general public. Surprising at the time I knew nothing of her or her work. I can say Hallmark is lily white, Christian, very wealthy ‘family run’ business. From her article below, I don’t know where Hallmark found the Black and Mexican co. executives. There weren’t any I remember when I was back in KC, or in any of my numerous experiences with them, there were lots of women execs tho – can give them credit for that. Oh and they have a line of Spanish and ethic cards…

    This from an article:
    Hallmark had wooed Angelou for several years, but she turned them down because “I usually have so much on my platter, book writing, poetry, teaching.” Then, while lecturing 2 1/2 years ago in Kansas City, Mo., home of Hallmark, Angelou was invited to lunch with company executives.

    “Their manners, their behavior pleased me no end,” she says. “I think it’s because they are still a family-owned business, but it’s a huge business. Don Hall (Hallmark CEO and grandson of the founder) was there. And there were black people there, Spanish-speaking people and women. I liked all that.

    “And I would like to tell you that their behavior to the waiter who was serving us impressed me,” she adds. “I’ve been black a long time, so when I see any person behave fairly, respectfully, with someone in a station below him or her, that always catches my eye.”

    If you are black you belong to the club, its exclusive to them only, and it is from there where the its them against us and entitlements start. They all get in, we whitey’s never. I am not so sure of the intentional racist views of Maya Angelou’s were just because she was in the club. It’s expected, they stick together.
    I do know that she wrote and produced some beautiful things that brought joy to many people and women. She had a strong belief in God and wrote from the heart. I would like to think and honor her good work rather than dwell on her ‘black-African American’ woes and activism.

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