What is The Oreo Experience

Oreo – Slang: Disparaging and Offensive. a black person who is regarded as having adopted the attitudes, values, and behavior thought to be characteristic of middle-class white society, often at the expense of his or her own heritage.

My grandparents have really cool recessive genes for black people. They have this rich, dark skin with bright blue eyes.

I also have an interesting gene for black people: the one that makes me love Renaissance Faires, A Prairie Home Companion, kayaking, my Company soundtrack and Restoration Hardware.

This blog is dedicated to the joys, confusion, stares, opportunities and awkwardness that that brings.



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83 comments

  1. Would you ever date a guy who is nonwhite AND nonoreo? I’ve always wanted to date a white woman but I don’t want to get flack from the sistas and society as a whole. It sounds like you could offer the best of both worlds…as long as you could keep your mouth shut when we are around black folks. What do you say we hook up sometime?

    Peace

    “Jamal”

  2. Well, according to the rules, Oreos are unfortunatley not allowed to date RBP. Though the fact that you want to go interracial does show that you have promise!

    I’ll see who I can recommend for you.

    1. Dang, right RBP are sistas and they can tell an Oreo like 2000 miles away. “You ain’t never dated a black girl!” Which I had even if she was adopted by white parents and had two white sisters. Also African girls don’t count either. Then again asian, hispanic, and any other girl doesn’t count either. Ah, the rules they are so hard to keep straight.

  3. Your site is funny! You have a great sense of humor, and you can get away with saying things a white guy like myself couldn’t.

    On top of that, you’re cute enough to get pretty much any guy you choose, so be picky.

    Take care and good luck!

  4. Love it! Funny yet sensible and so so real. I’m linking you on my pages that I like – if that’s okay 🙂

  5. I’ve not come across the term Oreo before – must tell my son, because he describes one of his friends as ‘the whitest black guy ever’.
    I am mixed race (so is my son, obviously) but I my skin is really pale (and turning paler, due to a skin condition). However, the hairs on the back of my neck rise at regular intervals – like whenever I hear remarks about ‘foreigners’ (etc etc).

  6. I love the humor of your blog and find myself giggling out loud when I read it. You know the saying goes there’s a little truth behind every joke; you highlight that so well!

  7. I don’t know if your just an act or if that is your real disposition, but I must say what you do is funny. I loved your description of your interaction with what I assume is suburban white males. I must admit I’m a rural white male who is listening to Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder while writing this response he has been on Prairie Home Companion by the way. So, if this is you I like the fact you take ownership of the word Like Jeff Foxworthy with the word Redneck or Richard Pryor with the word Nigger. I have to admit being a white male it is hard to write that last word in the previous sentence without feeling I need to edit it.

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  8. Is this an act? To be honest with you just because you speak well, listen to classical music (or something close to it), enjoy kayaking which is actually fun for real, receive hostility from hood brothas who absolutely NEVER EVER been exposed to any other culture or lifestyle outside the hood, DOES NOT MAKE YOU AN OREO.
    You act pretty damn white BUT there is absolutely NOTHING wrong with that. Believe me I live in atlanta and I cannot understand what people from here say when I go to restaraunts and other places.
    I speak proper and I receive all kinds of hell from brothas but at the same time they respect it too.
    I think you could date a brotha but the right one has not stepped to you properly yet.
    Your kinda cute for real but the only thing that could hurt you is you obviously have a set of strict and unrealistic rules that the guy must meet.
    Trust me there are many brothas who do not like the “ghetto attitude and demeanor” coming from a female, that is not attractive at all..

    Acting that way is celebrating ignorance and I personally cannot stomach it (Like I said I live in atlanta and they think that is cute here and it is NOT)

    this is a very unusual site but kinda of different.

  9. Hi

    Would it be fair of me to say that you have issues with the color of your own skin? The concept of an ‘oreo’ doesn’t strike me as an overly new concept, but you yourself do. You seem to be glorifying this idea of the ‘oreo’ – (black on the outside white on the inside stereotype) – a black person who is regarded as having adopted the attitudes, values, and behavior thought to be characteristic of middle-class white society’. The way I see it; you’re a unique individual like everyone else. Aren’t you just limiting yourself by defining yourself as an oreo?

    Isn’t this just a cry out for Love? If so, you’re loved. Forgive me for not being easily humored by your satirical videos and comments.

    1. Answering this question might indeed defeat the point of having this blog, but here it goes… Is your severe caricature of “oreos” intended to condemn or mock them, or is this who you consider yourself to really be? It’s pretty funny if you take it to be social satire, but if you take it literally, it appears to mock itself. This question is coming from a white male who has laughed at the whole site.

    2. There’s a difference between being cultured, and being an oreo. As a black woman with a white mother, I find the term ‘oreo’ to be as disturbing as ‘n*gger’, cracker’, and other derogatives that limit our many beautiful cultures until there’s nothing left but ugly stereotypes. I see you as a beautifully cultured person, but I find some of your comedy to be funny and truthful (Dave Chappelle, Paul Mooney, Richard Pryor like), and some of it to be
      very limiting and closed-minded ()

    3. There’s a difference between being cultured, and being an oreo. As a black woman withh a white mother, I find the term ‘oreo’ to be as disturbing as ‘n*gger’, cracker’, and other derogatives that limit our many beautiful cultures until there’s nothing left but ugly stereotypes. I see you as a beautifully cultured person, but I find some of your comedy to be funny and truthful (Dave Chappelle, Paul Mooney, Richard Pryor like), and some of it to be
      very limiting and closed-minded ()

  10. You are so unique to me and I really like you for who you are.You made me laugh so many times. That’s kinda strange to me because typically I don’t care for women that are oreo’s but I completely get you. Plus I am certain that I could really rock your world. A woman as breath taking as you could use a strong black man like me to have by your side. I guess the only problem would be my wife. lol

  11. Goddess! I hope you don’t mind, I’ve taken the liberty of building a shrine to you in my garden, where I can worship your awesomeness. I am working on a collage portrait of you, using only my back issues of “Town and Country”. I live for the day that I can sacrifice my dinner jacket to a puddle in the street for the sake of shoes.

    Your unworthy servant,

    ~Dave

  12. I think your site is funny and refreshingly different. Moreover, from the few posts I’ve read so far you definitely challenge me to think about some of my own personal concepts of what exactly defines ‘blackness’.

    However, you mean to tell me you’ve never listened to A Tribe Called Quest or Sarah Vaughan or maybe some Coltrane or Dizzy Gillespie even (seriously, what self-respecting oreo doesn’t listen to Jazz?!) How about Sylvia Striplin or a little Rick James??? Prince? Chappelle’s Show? The Boondocks? Grand Theft Auto San Andreas even?

    I guess my point is I’m not sure if you are defining ‘whiteness’ as an abscence for the appreciation of all things black or if you are deliberately (as a form of irony, perhaps) overlooking the fact that some of the best stuff out there just happens to have been produced by blacks.

    Or do you really just not know what’s up?

    1. Haha! You’d be surprised! I didn’t hear to Coltraine for the first time until I was in my late 20s. I know Sarah Vaughn because I karaoke to Whatever Lola Wants, but that’s it. I’m a nerd and geek who was raised by a nerd and a geek. 🙂

  13. Those who are bereft of critical thinking skills may find your blog a validation of the antiquated yet always employed concept of ‘white supremacy’. If your aim is to show that so-called “Blacks” do not come in a one-size fits all category-then job well done!!

    I also spent my formative years (albeit centuries ago) in an all White area and have been labeled an ‘oreo’ as well; however, I did not and do not embrace the term as it fuels the erroneous behavioral and intellectual concepts of what certain groups of people should or should not do/feel/behave and it allows those who have never been marginilized based on phenotype to continue to drink from the poisonous wells of stereotypes and racism.

    Just be mindful young warrior-be mindful.

  14. Wow. . .great site. I love everything you have to say. Looking for the new videos soon. BTW. . .you’re beautiful (inside and out)

  15. First, let me say that you are an extremely talented entertainer. I think folk in our position need to laugh to keep from crying about our black heritage that seems to mainly embrace foolishness. Second, as a black man, I find you very attractive as most men of other ethnic persuasions and I too find myself typically dating non-black women due to my seemingly white oriented activities. I was raised by parents who were 2nd generation college grads…. I lived on my family’s ancestral rural land (30 minutes outside of DC)….attended private school and graduated from a “baby ivy” college. My siblings also went to Wellesley and MIT, so we are regarded as BAP’s without consciously trying. I use to get offended by this characterization but now I just embrace it and actually poke fun at the situation (not as brilliantly as you though). Thirdly, if you ever find yourself in Chocolate City (DC) or Yallie Town (New Haven, Ct), this fellow OREO would love to see a show with ya.

  16. I accidentally discovered your videos last night while following a Malcolm X thread on youtube, and I haven’t been able to stop thinking about you since. Not just because you’re cute – although that certainly is a factor – but also because you bring a very uncomfortable topic to the surface, and you do it with great, past the edge, humor. I’m not sure if I should encourage you or yell ‘Duck!’ I mean damn girl you went ahead and took a blow torch to the envelope. What a mind.

  17. When I was in high school as a male Oreo white boys and black girls would get angry when a white girl would sit with me @ lunch…Black boys would start freakin out when I would talk to black girls…and of course I was accused of acting white by some of the black guys that clearly had a problem with white people and anyone that acted white…

    All I can say is unless you are self employed or have a trust fund “acting black” is not a good idea….

    My motto is that if your not paying me or your not @ least 50% as fine as Ms.Oreowriter your opinion means nothing and you should install a baseball bat in an area that has very limited sunlight…..

    Thank You & have a wonderful evening

  18. Nothing wrong with bein a nerd or a geek ladies and gentlemen… Nerdy/geeky guys often end up with the more desirable women because they have better jobs and own homes and women who are not considered “hott” are usually more intelligent…. Better lovers…. And have more to bring to the table such as the ability to earn income and have an interesting conversation…

  19. Your AWESOME! Crack me up humorous and easy on the eyes! If you truly are xenophobic…I envy your fortunate selection!
    Happy Holidays and many THANKS!

  20. Great stuff. Love what you’re doing and trying to do (the ‘lemma’ joke cracked me up). Takes some balls, and talent.

    If you fancy checking out some naughty, quality novels and nonf-ction-writing about race, culture etc from a UK perspective, I humbly recommend http://www.theblessedmonkey.com!

    Sois sage,

  21. Thanks to the Huffington Post, I stumble to your blog!
    I’ve enjoy my visit and will continue to visit to indulge el oreo que todos llevamos dentro (the inner oreo that everyone has)

    Saludos,

    JC

  22. I really enjoy your video blogs and see your genius in each one. You truly have a great personality thats makes you captivating and a joy to listen to as well. I will try and stay update with your blogs and check your website often to see how things are going. Plus I always wanted to date a woman similiar to you.

  23. You are very captivating. Not only are you a major league beauty, but you have a witty and intelligent personality. You truly should have a bf to take you on adventures with him and experience life in a new way.

  24. Fantastic wit – thanks for making me chuckle this am – I could really use some of that going through these job orders. Its alarmingly clear that some people just won’t get past colour… therefore, I think collectively as a group we all need to just pick one colour and go for that. Maybe “#B6FF00” that would be interesting as hell! Then maybe we can just hate for the simple fact some people are douchebags.
    (yes, go now and check that colour)

  25. You are welcome. It is a shame that people just won’t get past the skin color issues. But when a hottie like you has to be out there, then who cares about race or ignorance. You completely crack me up and that is always a plus in my book.

  26. You are adorable! I just watched your video about why you don’t date black guys. I am almost the guy you are looking for at the end of the video:
    -white, obviously;
    -a practicing CPA;
    -I drive a Mustang (WAY better than a Sebring);
    -I could be convinced to take up swing dancing for you 😉

  27. OK, alot of people like your sense of humor and being open about being so-called “oreo”. I feel hurt by the topic “Why I don’t date black men” and your overall outlook on yourself and your people. It’s your preference who you date or hangout with. However, don’t be elitist towards your own, excuse me, you don’t accept your own nationality. Don’t be elitist against African-Americans. I understand you didn’t grow up around alot of us (some white folks call us “you people” you might do the same). You can hang around us I promise you that no more chocolate is going to rub off on you. Let’s even exchange music you can give me some Brahms or Tchaikovsky or different eras of so-called classical music. And I can give you some Coltrane, Miles Davis, some Motown sound, Parliament-Funkadelic, Slick Rick, the Roots, Mos Def. Let you be you but when you need that support in your darkest hour. Just come to the dark people who are African-Americans for help because you will.

    1. When the chips are down, blood is blood. And we stand by those who need us.

      That being said, she’s still fucking hilarious. I mean the sunscreen skit??!? LMMFAO!¡!

  28. Totally. And I don’t mind making a swirl. Especially with whipped cream, chunks of bananas, cherries, and mixed crushed nuts.

  29. So, I’m still not certain if I’m in love with you or lament your very existence. Either way, your witty, acerbic, and often insightful “racism” incites me to respond, both here and via video response. Thrrefore, you have changed the world, and should be very proudSo know that it’s on its way. But I’m not gonna tell you when it’s coming… Keep up the great work. Also, you’d do well to delve into the beauty of your heritage; then you might realize a greater truth than can be shown by skin color…

  30. I just come across your videos and I Googled your blog, keep up the good work. as you can tell your not alone.
    I think the Oreo Experience should be more. It should become a movement! A movement to bring back some credibility to a cultural that has fought and struggle to be recognizes as a people of contribution, self worth and pride. We need our dignity back and we can’t get it back unless we come together as a people and fix what’s wrong. We can’t expect others to respect and take us serious as a people, if we can’t do the same for ourselves.

  31. Well this is different… I’m not sure whether I should be amused, offended or sad so I’ll err on the side of caution and stick with my usual; curious but indifferent.

    Everyone seems so eager to claim a cultural identity and I just don’t see the relevance in it. I am a mix of black, native American and ‘something else’ though I am predominantly black in physical appearance. I speak/write well enough to reach common ground anyone I meet regardless of race, social status, etc. However, I do not claim any specific cultural identity since I have no non-physical traits that make me similar to any one race or culture.

    I originally saw oreowriter on youtube (and possibly on TV). She’s quite attractive but I find her position and this site to be quite ironic as I (a so called black man) no longer ‘actively’ seek black women for romance due to a commonly recurring personality mismatch. What is even more ironic is that this young lady could have none of the traits that I avoid in women of her (and my) ethnic background, yet have nearly all the traits I avoid in women of her preferred cultural alignment.

    Everyone loves to obsess over how black, white, etc. they are then draw false assumptions with regard to everyone else they see without hearing the whole story. A wise man (who would have just had a birthday yesterday) once said that he would prefer that we are all judged by the content of our character than by the color of our skin.

    My question; What if a person does not care about such trivial things? Where does one turn when he/she has no cultural identity to claim?

  32. There’s one for you; My girlfriend is black I’m white. She keeps her ‘roots’ , I keep mine. Neither of us want to be a different color as she is a proud black woman and not ‘self hating’. We just happened to meet and fall in love. Oh, I have a simple blue collar job and she has a very successful career, so as many stereo types would say it’s not because of my $ (or lack of) why she went for me. It does happen in life, especially in a multi-cultural city like Seattle. Oh, one more thing
    .. I’m a conservative republican. No joke lol. Many of my friends, including myself hunt, fish etc. (Typical white guy stuff). It’s a great when despite all differences, and odds, two can come together and love each other.

  33. I truely think noone really get what you are doing in your skits on youtube or your blogs. I seems you are trying to show people how crazy racism and racial stereotypes are. On the the other hand, if you truely feel this way, cool. To each its own.

  34. I love your videos and the message you are trying to say but why should it be awkward to feel and say what you do,whites dont have a lock on culture,if only more people felt like you and had the guts to say what you say what a difference this world would be

  35. You should be thankful to the creativity of the Nabisco company for creating the name “Oreo” after all could you imagine creating a web site called “The Ring Ding Experience”…..Laughs….J

  36. You are a total stitch and you have an incredible gift. I watched several of your videos on YouTube and read some stuff here, and…I don’t care what you actually think or believe, it’s funny as hell! The humor is razor sharp and transcends race. Don’t know if you do your own video editing but that’s spot on, too. I’ll keep visiting here and watching…the best of luck in this endeavor and all you do. I hope you are doing stand-up. It’s a gift to be made to laugh…so, thank you! Peace…

  37. you are funny . I have been known to make people laugh. I have dated oreos ( Whistas) befor I Hate when people say they were acting white like there is something wrong with being white. Plenty of whiteys act “black” and thats ok. you can like what ever you want. talk to you soon sorry about the grammer. I would not have to say that to a rbp !!!!!! lol wayne

    1. Actually, people ridicule wiggers all the time. Why would being educated, and speaking American standard English be considered “White” anyway, this woman has clearly demonstrated that people of color(wanted or unwanted) can do all these things just fine. Is cultural refinement just for white people? No, because people of a browner color enjoy these things too, and no it does not make us white.

  38. You are funny..but also make some points that leave you thinking. I know there are black people (like myself) who watch hockey, tennis, swimming. Also listen to music that is not normally played on BET. But don’t say so loudly for fear of retribution. Also vote GOP (that will isolate you there). You gave me an outlet to say..it’s OK to be different. Thank you Oreo Experience. You have made the term “Oreo” no longer a four letter word.

  39. I heard you speak on a radio show about white supremacy, you were a guest. They gave you some really good and tough questions to answer, but with good cause (you’re a beautiful black woman that generally dates white men, wassup with that?), but you affirmed something that I’ve heard multiple times by some black women I’ve encountered, and that is black men don’t approach you often. I’ve had sisters explain this to me before, and it’s often the females who have petite frames, and are, I suppose, not perceived as being black in the typical sense (typical meaning how black people see themselves). So as a black man I’m going to go ahead and not judge you, but understand the predicament you’re in. First I’d like to say stop identifying yourself as an oreo. When I was in grade school, the word oreo was a perjorative, on par with some of the worst. An oreo was essentially someone who–even though at the time we didn’t understand it so complexly–was foolish enough to behave white even though their skin was dark. Secretly, this kind of person believed they would be more readily accepted by whites if they behaved white. Secondly, I don’t care if you talk white or whatever, that’s nonsense, in the U.S. you’re at the complete mercy of your environment it’s hard to be other than who you’re shaped to be; you’re genetically, spiritually, physically and almost every “lly” black. Don’t be fooled, there are a lot of brothers out here who want you, who NEED you, and i know not so deep down inside you want and NEED them too. Peace and blessings beautiful.

  40. I have thoroughly enjoyed reading your blog and humor for the last couple of years. If more people were as sincere and as thoughtful as you, there might be more peace and harmony in the world (racial and otherwise). You are an excellent writer, and thanks again for sharing your insights and observations. I also think that you are absolutely gorgeous in the videos.

  41. something doesn’t mean that it holds weight. It will not chagne my opinion. People have always thought like that. My grandmother was a fashion photography and moved to New York from the Caribbean in 1965. It was a shocker and an eye-opener for her. When she saw the state of this country, the land of “milk and honey”, she was appalled. When she moved into an apartment in Uptown, she was speaking to a few of the locals (all of which were black) and she told them that this isn’t the way this should be and don’ you want better. They told her no! “It’s life…move on”. My grandmother was I thought that the blacks who were protesting were starting trouble. In 1966-67, when Dr.King went to Chicago to combat the inner cities, many people thought that he was poking around looking for trouble that didn’t exist. The group included blacks and whites. Many saw him as a “troublemaker”, he was “anti-American”, he was a “glory hog” etc etc…When King died in 1968, it is known that many people cheered, not all but many. Kennedy is a liberal and he was for much of what King wanted in regards to racial equality and the combating of poverty. King was a national hero but history has been re-written to make it seem as if everyone was on his side both black and white when it wasn’t always the case. King was a radical. When I say “sanitized” and “pasteurized”, I am speaking about the fact that much of his legacy and words have been lost or edited. They are not pure and trust me; they did not sit well with many Americans at the time. He rose up against white supremacy, the U.S. and it did not play well. He also was prophetic to the social and economic issues that would plague black Americans for the next couple four decades. When he died, his popularity was down actually. His martyrdom chagned him from a nuisance to a hero. The history of King has been clouded with nostalgia and amnesia. The people who have carried forth his legacy have been lambasted. People in this country do not want to hear the experiences and feelings of black Americans, they do not. “”Resisting” institutionalized racism and the residual effects of injustices of the past still present today is not going to be achieved by always looking for it, by obsessing over it, by excusing one’s personal choices in life and situation at birth on racism…So how long do you carry the grudge? How long does one place blame upon what happened to one’s ancestors centuries ago as the cause for one’s state in life today?”“Centuries ago”…just to clear that aspect up; there are people who live today who have dealt with the humiliation, shame and pain of Jim Crow and extremely overt social injustice. I think that too many people like yourself have lead a life so deluded, you do not understand how deeply embedded it has been in our society. It is a part of American culture. It is not about blame; once again, it is about certain truths. Let me start with this for you. In my “introduction”, I had explained to you that Dr.King was moving his plight to north. He went first to Chicago where he forged protests and lived in the South Side of Chicago. He was shocked at the urban decay and conditions that people had to live under. The violent protests that he met in Chicago were far worse than those of the South. Towards the end of his life, he was fighting against “militarism, racism and poverty”. That quest was never truly reached. The plight of the inner city communities continued and even got worse. It has gotten very little attention. The poor schools, gentrification, pollution, poverty which leads to high crime, poor housing etc… There was and still is prejudice in housing and realty. When my parents were trying to buy a house in 2000 in the suburbs of New York, they were locked out of most neighborhoods. It took them two years to find a decent home. Even when they moved in, it was obvious that the neighbors were upset. The person selling the house was trying to break contract. That was 2001. My parents kept positive. However they knew why they were facing these challenges. My parents migrated from the Caribbean and never were exposed to racism, on a real level. When they came here, my mother in 1975 and my father in 1983, they were shocked and hurt. I am young. I was born in 1986, I have seen a great deal in my life. My parents never discussed race or racism really in my home other than when I would ask questions. I was taught by school teachers that everything ended in the 60s and things were just fine now. However it was indirect contradiction to what I had faced on a regular basis. The way people treated me was often painful and hard to deal with. The tensions that I grew up with in the 90s were too much for a young girl to understand. Along with dealing with tensions, I also suffered self esteem issues. I was taught to be ashamed of myself by those I met. I remember in the 3rd grade, I was told by my dance teacher that I could not be in “Swan Lake”. When I asked her why after I sat out the auditions, she told me that I was too dark. She said that she wanted only “angelic”, “pretty” and “delicate” girls to be in the play. It hurt. It hurt a lot more than the time when my friend Nicole’s grandmother slammed the door in my face when I came over to her house for pasta. She said that I was not allowed in and closed the door. I always thought that there was something wrong with me, personally. I was taught to view myself as inferior and unfortunately as a young girl, I took on that role. I did not understand our society to know that it was an issue that had to do with not me but with people who were ignorant and pre-judged me. I did not know my history because it was never taught in school properly. The events in my life just simply threw salt in a wound. How do race profiteers like Sharpton and Jackson advance the dissolution of color? How can one look past skin color when it is always drummed up? When people constantly look for racism in everything? This obsession over racial injustices perpetuates it; keeps racism alive when many people have moved beyond it. The ones who are racists are the ones still obsessed with race.In 1997, I remember waking up one morning to go to school and hearing that a man had been shot 41 times not too far from where I lived in the Soundview section of the Bronx. I was always very distrusting up the police. I watched them once beat my older cousin for no reason. I always heard a story about them shooting my father’s friend in Brooklyn because he was in the wrong side of town. I did not understand why the police would shot a man 41 times. All he did was take his wallet out of his pocket and was shot down 41 times. I also remember them getting off. I remember that Al Sharpton was there aiding the family and asking for peace from the residents while demanding justice for the victim. He was not race-baiting. He was standing up to police brutality that has always been an issue in our community historically. My cousin Reema was always very afro-centric and the only reason why I was able to make sense of some things in society was because she was able to explain certain things to me. She was very proud of herself and her identity. My parents did not like her. They thought like Freeman. If it is discussed then you are “harping” on it. It however was not the answer. The feelings that I had turned into self-hate, anger, low self-esteem because they were never spoken about. My friend in middle school ( who was white) would tell me things that her parents would say about me. All of which would hurt. I actually believed that the things she said about me were true and I internalized them not knowing how poisonous they were. You see, Race was something that I would rather not think about because it always brought up feelings of shame and depression for me. However I could not avoid it growing up. When I hear people like you, it is almost like people think that blacks enjoy it. They do not. It is often hurtful and personal. When Don Imus, called those girls “nappy headed hos” last year, many thought that the situation was being overblown. However put yourself in my position, imagine being viewed as a “nappy headed ho”. I took it very personal because it simply hurt my feelings. Many people get away with making hurtful and offensive comments not caring or understanding how it affects others. I always think about that because I know how it feels to be dogged, uncared for, ridiculed etc… If we speak about it, we can hopefully chagne people. Remaining quiet as things go on do not solve the issues. P.S. Did you hear Condi Rice’s comments in relation to race in America.This isn’t the 50’s, 60’s, or 70’s. Those revolutionaries fought the battles that needed to be fought at the time; now, we have an impressive man who has a real shot at the presidency. And that’s because we are not living in the 50,s or 60’s. Yet so many liberal democrats seem to be stuck in the civil rights movement of the 60’s. Obama’s speech on race relations didn’t express anything revelatory that conservatives haven’t been preaching about for decades! Yet liberal journalists were just fawning over the speech like the greatest thing since sliced whole wheat bread. Where the hell have they been?! Wake up!When people talk about that time, they simply call it the civil rights movement. However I call it the black liberation movements, there were multiple that were waged not only down South but up North and across the world. In the 50s and 60s, there was a fight for civil rights down South by Southern Christians. Dr.King was the leader of that movement. Cointelpro dismantled many of the more militant movements that were waged in parts outside of the South. However up North, there was a battle that had not been truly waged. Much of the frustration wasn’t dealt with. It simply just rode itself out. There was a new consciousness. My mother lived in Jamaica, a country that was under English rule and gained Independence in the 60s as did many African nations. Many began to take pride in themselves and their identity. There were political movements, arts movements, literary movements, new theologies with a basis in Christianity such as Black liberation theology began to emerge. This was a search for meaning and empowerment. In Jamaica, there was a caste system that was based on race and color. That began to break down when people began to resist. In everything from reggae like Bob Marley to literary movements began to bring a chagne in society that caused chaos but healthy reform. I will completely agree with you, I did not find Obama’s speech to be anything major. It was actually very safe in certain places. I believe that many people in general are not very exposed to that kind of thing so it was shocking, daring, a tear jerker, “more perfect union” etc… It was a good form of damage control but it did not express anything that I had not already known. In addition, please do not look as Obama and think that he is some tangible signal of racial equality. He is not.Rev.Wright is very much that resistant voice and much of what he was talking about was modern and relevant. What you perceive as modern and relevant I say is hyperbolic race-mongering and should be relegated as a relic of the past, if we are to move beyond race. Wright’s words are nothing but divisive and harmful to racial peace and harmony.Peace and harmony are too often based on fallacies and utopia. They must be based on truth. If the truth can break your “peace and harmony” so easily then your “peace and harmony” was built on nothing. If you do not understand what modern and relevant issues in our society are then I do not feel the need to explain it to you. Please read “Obama, Wright and the Unacceptability of Truth” by Tim Wise. “hyperbolic race-mongering and should be relegated as a relic of the past”Wow, that was pretty ignorant. Stop watching TV and wake up! You’re right. Some of those old racist beliefs are now hidden out of sight because racism is not “vogue” and “politically correct”. And besides closet racists, there are those who think they are not racist, yet are themselves victims of “institutionalized racism” that has colored their views in subtle ways, despite their best efforts to be on guard against it.I don’t know understand in the end what you are trying to say?But you know what? Blacks are just as much responsible for this as much as “the institution” itself. I think I know what you are saying but I do not want to assume? What are you saying?Do you have any transcripts where he has expressed appreciation for this country? Love of being an American?He put his life on the line as a U.S. Marine. This is something that many proud Americans who like to go on witch hunts for people who are “anti-American” wouldn’t do. It is not your position to question anyone’s patriotism. “Dissent is the greatest form of patriotism”. What many have is nationalism. There is a difference between the two.Senator Obama said on The View that Reverend Wright has sorta apologized, yet can you point me to any example of where he’s issued a public apology, retraction, explanation, clarification for his “cherry-picked” “taken out of context” remarks?He does not need to apologize. The problem, as I understand it, isn’t so much “a few nuggets” cherry-picked by the media, but a worldview, as expressed on Trinity United Church of Christ’s own website.What is this worldview that offends you so much?That’s nice. His “cherry-picked” comments kind of goes against the grain on the above, doesn’t it?If the above is the case- that it represents more the “true” message of Reverend Wright as a unifying, positive figure, why should Senator Obama cave in to the political pressures of the media? A media that is just as quick to fawn over him? Why distance himself from a man he’s called a “mentor” and “spiritual guide” of the last 20 years? It makes him look like nothing more than another empty-suit politician who will say anything to get elected, since his half-assed explanation/apology/distancing is two decades too late. Senator Obama’s already contradicted himself in trying to salvage political damage control.I am not in support of how Obama handled Wright. Obama was backed into the corner by people who had an agenda to attack him using his church for over a year now. Obama simply did the easiest thing. I wouldn’t have done or said some of the things he did or say but it is him. If he did not cave into the “political pressures” of the majority then he would have committed political suicide because certain people will not be satisfied until he had Wright’s head on a platter. Uh…yeah, and if the Church is indicative of Obama’s worldview, then good Lord, I want no part of his bringing that mindset to the Oval Office.What is this world view?Exactly! And that’s the problem, isn’t it? That he and I seem to share diametrically opposing views, politically and in areas of social justice and race relations.You and him are different people; different people with different experiences. It is called diversity. Referring to “his people” tells me he is still “stuck on race”, stuck on skin complexion.He is empowering a group of people who happen to be the same race as him who have been left to feel powerless due to circumstance. Does that sound better to you?One of Senator Obama’s strong appeal to those from ALL walks of life, is that he once appeared to transcend race; that he was above it as a transracial, poly-racial candidate.With his race relations speech, that’s no longer the case. Now he is running as “the black” candidate rather than “the people’s” candidate who happens to be black (forget for a moment a mixed heritage). Then people were supporting him for the wrong reasons. You are very simple in you think I might add and you filter everything through your experience. That makes it hard to be able to understand those who are different from you. I thought I should include that. If people were voting for Obama because they were able to forget that he was not white then they were voting for him for all the wrong reasons. Obama has always made it his intention to understand people from all walks of life. He did not live in his church; he also was a part of other institutions. All of his experiences have allowed him to understand the various experiences that make up the American experience. .And what do you suppose McCain’s reason was at the time, to vote against it?I am not sure but what I do know is that he voted against and also fought from making it a holiday in his state. Why do you feel he now acknowledges “it was a mistake”?I know why he acknowledges why it was a mistake and that is why he went down there. To pay his respects and open up about his past mistake. And was that label based upon 100% racism; or did he give them any legitimate cause for concern?He was speaking the truth. They did not want to hear it. They were against much of what he was saying towards the end of his life.J. Edgar Hoover the head of the FBI was always obsessive and hateful of King. Hoover also orchestrated the framings and killings of black leaders from other movements. He based it in his fear of communism but it was based on his fear of the black social movements. How do you know this? How can anyone say what a person will say, 40 years in maturation? The King of the 60’s might agree with you; but who really can say how MLK Jr. would have evolved 4 decades after the civil rights struggle of the 60’s? Perhaps you are right, that he would not have denounced Reverend Wright, and would empathize where he is “coming from”. But would he share those views, expressed? Well just to let you know this, King was fighting against the system (militarism and poverty) as well as racism in America that resulted in destructive behavior and the treatment of a group of people as sub-human and second class citizens. I feel that he would understand Wright and where is coming from because he to has made those same assertions. Many who have known King have said that he would have been both happy with progress however sad with progress not made. Many of the battles that he began to fight at the end of his life was left undone and are even worse off than they were then. Many of those issues are what Rev.Wright was talking about. Many black leaders who have aided King and knew him closely as well as those who around then and knew him closely have all came out defending Wright to various degrees. In addition, I am sick of people comparing black people to other black people.I feel that too often blacks cannot be individuals. That’s it. Then they should express themselves as individuals and disavow representing “their people”, unless what they mean by it, is “the American people”. I’ll even accept, here, the liberal “global village”.Individuality means being able to live without people holding a stigma over you because of who you are. If a black guy robs are store then every black guys is terrorized because of it. When a white man does it, he doesn’t have that problem. You can preach your every man for themselves but if blacks were like that then there would still be Jim Crow. There is a place where are person can be an individual within a collective community. I do not know how to explain it to you. I was once thought like that but I realized how much of a difference I could make if I helped those who needed aide. I am a caring person, I apologize. It is very hard to explain to you the need for community however I believe that certain issues in American society are endemic and the only way to combat things is if one is a part of a strong and nurturing community. Why preach Afro-centric philosophy? How is that anything but segregating and divisive?I always realized that whites had a problem with anything afro-centric. However it is okay to celebrate a world that is euro-centric. The hypocrisy in that is staggering. White has become normalized in a way that anything that is not traditional to it is divisive, segregated, distorted etc… When I found true pride in myself was in high school when I began to venture on my own. I studied real black history. I began to read books by black authors and scholars. I studied African Art. I studied the history and evolution of black music and culture throughout the African Diaspora. I learned about social movements. I discovered black feminist theory and thought. I began to meet and engage in discourse with people who shared my experiences which combated be feeling like I was alone with certain issues. I felt a sense of empowerment. My childhood self-hate evaporated. I became a functioning person is society because I found meaning and identity. Being proud in my own skin, I was able to love myself as well as others. I have a muti-racial group of friends and I celebrate who they are also. I have never segregated myself because I have repositioned things around me to be more afro-centric rather than euro-centric. If you do not understand and live the experience then you do not understand it. It is so sad that Juan Williams who knows nothingHe is making blanket and simple statements. He’s come pretty far in life for someone who “knows nothing”. That is usually how it works.What makes you assume he’s drawn his “caricature” of Reverend Wright from the media portrayal?It is obvious by the way he speaks. I agree that the media focuses on the senational. But what I’ve heard is more than just cherry-picked quotes, taken out of context; it is an overall mindset, and worldview ideology, as expressed on the Church website.Once again, What do I expect though from somebody from Fox Noise.Which reveals your own biases, right there. Yes, FOX News, which was the network who broke the Bush drunken-driving record story, moments before the 2000 election, costing votes.FOX only seems “far right”, because all other networks have moved the center so far over to the left. Finally conservatives have ONE news network that is center-right, and successful, and it drives liberals nuts. Before FOX news came along, conservatives have had to get their news from liberal-leaning news sources. You want to talk about “institutionalized racism”? What about “Institutionalized liberalism”?So you know after making your judgments, I am a former conservative turned independent because I do not like liberals nor conservatives. I am pretty moderate. I find that conservatives are not tolerant of diversity. Diversity has nothing to do with race but more to do with culture. My great-grandmother is from Syria and my cousins are half Jordanian and half Jamaican. The Islam phobic tirades have gotten to me. Many of the things that I hear on Fox News Channel along with conservative blogs and radio are often very narrow-minded in relation to people who are unlike themselves. That simply turned me off. I began to see the party as one wrapped in the flag with a cross in one hand and a gun in the other. I don’t mean to misjudge but I felt the need to leave the party last year. I am also not in support of the war. I have come to not only dislike but despise the people on Fox such as Bill O’Relliey and Sean Hannity. P.S. I did not proof read anything so hopefully you get the gist. I am an extremely busy girl. However I always try and squeeze in time to engage in meaningful discourse.

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  43. You’re a sexy young lady I’d love to give a roll in the hay. Just wish your skin was lighter and you had bigger doe-like eyes.

  44. I call myself Vegan Model for this message. I qualify As an oreo because I look black but I have an elite white accent, I grew up in the one of the USA 5 wealthiest neighborhoods according to Forbes mag and Fortune magazine and attended the USAs number one ranked university. I am a member of the Vegan Elite.

    There are people from India with skin pigmentation the is very dark but these Indians are not black because of their facial bone structure namely the nose and cheeks. White people do not classify some people in the USA as white they call them white trash, hicks and red necks because of the red necks facial bone structure namely the nose and cheeks. In summary there is no black person in the USA and there is no black person in the world as illustrated by the dark skinned Indians and red neck light skinned person.

    I recommend that you and your subscribers research the 4000 year old science called Chinese Face reading which illustrates that people categorize other people according to bone structure. Race is a myth. Facial bone structure and body bone structure is an ancient science that is accurate. For example Chinese face reading books describe that there are 12 different breast shapes and each breast shape predicts a different type of female. There are 6 patterns which genital pubic hair can grow and each genital pubic hair style predicts a certain type of female or male. There are 12 nose shapes in existence which predict the character and personality of a person. Look at libraries and bookstore for Chinese Face reading. One author is Chao Hsiu Chen another author is Michio Kushi.

    Also research Kua numbers on internet and use kua calculators by entering your birth date for free. The Chinese may number predicts the personality of a person based on the birth date and is a 4000 year old science.

    People call me white all the time despite my pigmentation. What people are really saying according to Chinese Face Reading is that I have a white persons nose and I have a white people persons cheek structure. My Kua number is 7 because of my birth date. All people who have a Kua number of 7 or 8 are classified by Chinese Kua science as “Kua number 7 or 8 are people who are summarized as the prototype for elegance”.

    I am a vegan model. I am a member of the Vegan Elite. I am overcoming mortal boundaries. The truth is always stranger than fiction.

    If you feel that it is life enhancing to you you may choose to copy and paste my entire comment into a separate post so that other readers of the oreo experience may learn about Chinese Face Reading and kua numbers.

    There is only one choice in the cosmos, what is life enhancing and what is more life enhancing. What is life enhancing to one benefits all.

  45. All human beings are born with blue eyes.

    Some human eye pigmentation darkens within the first year of life.

    There exists technology on earth where you can change your eye pigmentation to permanently becomes blue again just the way you were born with it. You can change your eye pigmentation to blue in just 21 seconds and I recommend that you view the youtube news clips about Gregg Homer from Stanford University who can permanently change eyes to blue by painlessly staring into light for 20 seconds per eye.

    Would you change your eye color to become the blue that you were born with?

    If you feel that it is life enhancing to you you may choose to inform readers of the oreo experience about the 20 second technology to change eyes to blue and paste links to Gregg Homer from Stanford University’s many youtube informational videos. You may paste my comment if you wish.

    There is only one choice in the cosmos what is life enhancing and what is more life enhancing. What is life enhancing to one benefits all.

    Some people call me white, some people call me oreo. I am a Vegan Model. I am a member of the Vegan Elite. I am overcoming mortal boundaries. The truth is always stranger than fiction.

    1. No, not all babies are born with blue eyes. Those of us who have brown eyes usually start with dark grey eyes which go brown after a few months.

      I do hope you have grown and learnt since this comment as you sound like a bit of a tosser.

  46. Allow me to recommend a youtube documentary you may choose to view and recommend to the subscriber of the oreo experience.

    The documentary describes my social circles and for this reason I am an oreo despite my pigmentation.

    The youtube documentary is 45 minutes and is called “the secret world of haute couture BBC documentary.”

    Some people call me white, some people call me oreo. I am a Vegan Model. I am a member of the Vegan Elite. I am overcoming mortal boundaries. The truth is always stranger than fiction.

  47. I invite you to read about homeopathy on Wikipedia. Homeopathy explains the reason why Oreos find it just too toxic to interact with black people even in small amounts of time. Only an oreo will understand what I mean about the contamination that occurs when an oreo interacts with another black-experience programmed person.

    In reality, homeopathy is just a small explanation of the oreo allergy to other black people. Chinese Face reading and Kua numbers offer a more complete explanation of the oreo allergy to other black people. Books on the two topics are available at libraries and booksellers near you.

    Some people call me white, some people call me oreo. I am a Vegan Model. I am a member of the Vegan Elite. I am overcoming mortal boundaries. The truth is always stranger than fiction.

  48. Allow me to present a secret method for weight loss called ear stapling which is performed by an acupuncturist. The ear staple is an earring worn on weight loss areas of your ear for many consecutive weeks and there are stories of people losing 100s of pounds in a few weeks. The ear staple earring is removed after a number of weeks and reappointed if the patient still needs it. Ear stapling cures other ailments including smoking.

    I have never used ear stapling.

    My appearance is: 111 pounds, 5 foot 9 inches and my model appearance is all natural so I have no experience with ear stapling.

    Ear stapling is known to exist by a select group of people and I recommend it to everyone.

    Some people call me white, some people call me oreo. I am a Vegan Model. I am a member of the Vegan Elite. I am overcoming mortal boundaries. The truth is always stranger than fiction.

  49. Sharp wit, but it seems sad that you’ve got to deal with so much BS resulting from the racial expectations put on you.

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