Morrissey Has More To Say About Obama’s Whiteness

In a long sit-down interview with Larry King last week, Morrissey addressed a great many topics including his disappointment with Barack Obama. On the subject of Obama, Morrissey had this to say: “Obama, is he white inside? That’s a very logical question—but I think he probably is.” The Daily Beast interviewed Morrissey, asking him to clarify what the fuck he meant by this. If you’re looking for any sign that Morrissey is cognizant that it’s not really cool for a white person to tell a black person to act more black, get ready to get disappointed. Here’s how Morrissey responded:

I can’t see him doing anything at all for the black community except warning them that they must respect the security forces. This is ludicrous because the so-called security forces are the Ku Klux Klan to most black Americans. It seems evident to me that black males are being deliberately murdered throughout America as a closing message to Obama, telling him that his presidency has meant nothing and that the division of color is now bigger than ever.

Obama doesn’t see this, but if a white cop shot one of his daughters I don’t imagine he’d be willing to accept the exoneration of that white cop…

I am wryly amused by all of these tough cop reality programs on American TV because it’s always white cops arresting the black or Hispanic poor, yet you don’t ever see the cops frisking a crooked lawyer or chasing a middle-class accountant who’s robbed millions from clients. It’s always the extreme poor who are targeted by the cops because the poor have no influential friends and therefore can’t retaliate, and the cops know that they can play about with poor people…

The final point about Obama is that he doesn’t look overly African black. He’s as close to soft, whiteness as someone who isn’t white could get, and I often wonder if he would have been elected if he had a stronger, more African-black face? It’s a point.

Whoa. It is emphatically not a point. Morrissey also had more to say about American and British politics, and you can read the whole story here.

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