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Obama Chooses Charities To Receive Nobel Peace Prize Money

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As you know, President Barack Obama received the Nobel Peace Prize and he is donating the $1.4 million prize to 10 different charities.

"These organizations do extraordinary work in the United States and abroad helping students, veterans and countless others in need," Obama says. "I'm proud to support their work."

The 10 charities and their donation amounts include:

$250,000 to Fisher House
$200,000 to Clinton-Bush Haiti Fund
$200,000 to College Summit
$125,000 to The Posse Foundation
$125,000 to The United Negro College Fund
$125,000 to The Hispanic Scholarship Fund
$125,000 to the Appalachian Leadership and Education Foundation
$125,000 to the American Indian College Fund
$100,000 to AfriCare
$100,000 to the Central Asia Institute

What do U think of his choices?

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228 comments to “Obama Chooses Charities To Receive Nobel Peace Prize Money”

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  1. 101

    Re: andriiiiia – Wow for that coment ……..I HEAR CANCER CALING YOUR NAME………With your punk ass calling for some backwood fucker to take out the president if you want it done do it your self punk bitch

  2. 102

    Re: GossipGoblin702 – And who is that Black and Hispanics or we can give to the white children thats SHOOTING UP SCHOOL killing their BABIES and PARENTS. white people has flaws too we are all human FUCKWARD

  3. 103

    Re: Chely.Loves.Perez – Your a Fool for that 1

  4. 104

    Wow, it sure looks to me like white people missed Obama's charities, the sick, the elderly, the homeless.

    Did I miss something here….does he still represent all of the people of the United States or just his favorites. Hummmm…..a racist President……IS THIS POSSIBLE???
    I WONDER what would JFK say today!!!!

    It is never dull here.

    Keep sending all those free will offerings and gifts….just remember if you are white…….they do not count.

  5. 105

    Re: zach swan – Boo fucken whoo you'll be ok if youe white in america and you cannot make it its YOU not anyone else your skin gives you the upper hand stop the BS !!!!!!!!!!

  6. 106

    Re: gratler – I agree %100 A whole bunch of Iggies is what i call them. Ignorant ass fools

  7. 107

    Re: ShaFeelinMii – uhmm yah. see that big yellow winky-face on my post? That, combined with the sarcastic, smart ass text means I'M JOKING.

  8. 108

    Re: lorio25 – Spoken like a true REDNECK KKK SOUTHERN SLOOP OF SHIT withy a 9 grade education sad but true!!!!

  9. 109

    Re: gratler – Very well put in his ASS and Mouth there you go!!

  10. 110

    Re: YeyeKC – I agree "Yes we Can"

  11. 111

    Re: IRONMAN – Ohh you didnt know thoes channels and groups been around years where have yoy been……….DUMB ASS

  12. 112

    What about the middle class white college fund?!?!?! We have to pay full price and need it just as much!

  13. 113

    Re: ocreamsicle – No not raciest but DUMBEST thing i ever heard LMAO its funny times like this ignorant Whites show their Colors get it COLOR hee hee

  14. 114

    Re: midwestmacaws – I respect that comment it was real and worth a thought I can support that it should be for any AMERICAN that has good grades and cannot afford college I back that up %100

  15. 115

    Great choices from a GREAT man!

  16. 116

    To midwestmacaws:
    Central Asia Institute is a charity run by Greg Mortensen in helping young girls in Pakistan and other neighboring regions have access to an education. It's not exactly the typical "asian" community I think you had in mind.

    But otherwise, well done Obama!

  17. flash says – reply to this


    Wake up people….Obama's an idiot!!!!

  18. 118

    Oooops he must have accidentally forgotten the white people, women, and military members. I'm sure anyone would have made the same mistake :(

  19. 119

    Re: SammiDe – ooo they can find out im a 22 yr old from long island…such big secrets i must have shut up u fuckin idiot

  20. 120

    Re: gratler – I know white TV station hell FOxNEWS couldn't get any white not just white old school white jim crow white……Ironman= no brains.

  21. flash says – reply to this


    Seriously……Posse Foundation, Negro Fund, Hispanic Fund, Indian Fund…..blah blah…..Fix the USA Buddy……Such a dissapointment….

  22. 122

    Re: boxergal – Of course he dosent love the lady that gave him birth and those White grandparents of his of course he didnt like them all they did was love him gave him good morals and education ooh no he hates white people. He so not a Clarence Tomas

  23. flash says – reply to this


    Re: lorio25

    Agree….Obama sooo does not get it……
    Wake up people……

  24. 124

    Re: VanGroovey – I envy you im American

  25. 125

    Re: jezzie14 – come on bitch Bush is better that obama knock it off

  26. 126

    Re: zach swan – I respect that Im sorry

  27. 127

    Re: VanGroovey
    i wouldn't be so proud, read post #28 Re: Chely.Loves.Perez
    wow. that has to be one of the most racist and hate-filled things i have ever had the misfortune of reading

  28. 128

    wow. i can't get over how disgusting and racist some of these posts are.
    it makes me feel really sick.

  29. 129

    Interestingly enough, he could have given everybody in America $100 and people would still bitch. You Republicans just hate to see a Democrat getting one up on you. Go ahead, follow your drug addict and drunk (Rush, Glen).

  30. 130

    Re: truthseeker94 – Asshole. Bush started killing them and now you complain? Why didn't you complailn when he first invaded? People like you make me sick.

  31. 131

    You people are retards! There are plenty minorities in the military so dont try to separate minority from military. Also, he doesn't need to give to the children of the KKK fund. They are pretty much covered. When George Bush wins the Peace prize he will give his money to that fund.

  32. 132

    No cancer groups!

  33. 133

    You know, did anyone ever think that white people have just as many problems as minorities? I've looked at these college funds, and I qualify for all of them, except for the fact that my skin isn't tan. I think it should be illegal to open any fund based on race, sex, religion, or sexual orientation. It's just as bad to have a fund for people of certain color, as it is to shout obscenities at someone over their skin color. It's like politely saying, "sorry white kids, figure it out.", but if a student who was a "minority" was denied a scholarship over their skin color, all hell would break loose.

  34. 134

    Black people are the biggest racists ever………They want everything for free and always complain. Most of them are lazy and their arguments for their good is " i am so poor , unlucky, ………because i am black" that's so boring…………anyway if u don't like America come back to u roots- to Africa , you are free , you have your place so why u wants to live with bad White American people ???

  35. 135

    Oh, and another thing, why was Obama even given the peace prize? He hasn't done one damn thing he said he would do. Was he just given it because he was the first black president. Did he discover a cure for cancer or something we dont know about? So far, the only thing I've seen him do is take a bunch of vacations and hand out money we don't have. People are saying no one has given him a chance, but he's been in office for a year now and hasn't done much of anything. I'm definitely not a fan of Obama, but if he started doing something, I might be more likely to support him. Bush might not have been great, but at least he tried. You didn't see him going on talk shows, or taking a vacation every month. Where's his Nobel Peace prize? Wasn't he the one that had to deal with the 9/11 attacks? Aren't we still breathing? Then I guess Bush did something right.

  36. 136

    this is a pile of bull shit. yea he should give the money away considering he did nothing to deserve it. keep saying u love obama when u realize that u r going to pay for all the derilict leeches in society. solid.

  37. 137

    Re: Chayeah

    Well said.

    I went through the same thing trying to find financial funds to put myself through college. I don't understand why people can't receive aid simply based on merit.

    The color of our skin should have NOTHING to do with it.

  38. 138

    Damn just by reading all these comments there is just no way he can please everyone…..The Fisher House is an important Military Charity and education is also important so what is the big deal….IMO these are ALL great charities People are just so greedy and selfish it's ridiculous…..It's like Susie-Q #129 said he can give everyone in the US $100 and they would still bitch and complain.

  39. choo says – reply to this


    you guys need to chill out..
    its not your moneyyss let the man give money to the charities he like, and you can give donations to the charities you support.
    great charities btw :)

  40. choo says – reply to this


    chill out guys
    these are all great charities..
    let the man give donations to the charities he likes, and you can donate your money to charities you like.
    k. thanks. bye.

  41. 141

    The budget should be balanced,
    the Treasury should be refilled,
    public debt should be reduced,
    the arrogance of officialdom should be tempered and controlled, and
    the assistance to foreign lands should be curtailed lest Rome become bankrupt
    People must again learn to work, instead of living on public assistance Cicero - 55 BC

  42. 142

    Viva Obama !! The guy just wanted to make a point and give to everybody. No community is better or deserve more than the other. But you would have to actually know the charities he gave money to to aknowledge that. Bush wouldn't have done something like that but again he would have to win a Nobel Price (which will never happen due to his lack of intelligence) and yet you guys elected him TWICE !! So just appreciate him for what he is trying to do !

  43. 143

    wow! im so sick of people constantly trying to find something to complain about Obama, really who complains about someone donating money to charities i mean whatever happen to "it's the thought that counts". its to the point where it doesn't even have to make sense anymore, like they ask where is the charity for military and there families and you tell them Fisher House is for military than they say…well its not enough money! When its the first and highest amount lol Come On! really?!What if he had given it all to Fisher than it be too much or you be singing the blues for minorities. i think its time for these people to STOP AND take a second to really think where is all this hate comming from? And for you people saying that Obama doesn't like white people than you mines well be saying that he hates his grandma and mother..oh yea! and HALF his family!cause..um he's half white People!im all for having your own opinion but at least have a legitamate reason behind that opinion even if its just cause you just don't like having a black president, i would respect your honesty more, for it would save me the time of trying to make sense out of incoherent reasons

  44. bbbme says – reply to this


    Donate all to social programs we have here in the states. Lord knows we need help. These taxes are crazy.

  45. bbbme says – reply to this


    Re: ShaFeelinMii – Keep spitting out everything you hear from the media. It's great, really.

  46. 146

    Re: Chayeah

    No, he was given the peace prize because he isn't Bush. Most likely, they wanted to pressure him into calling off the wars and remind him not to make the same mistakes Bush made.

    Also, Bush took 70 days of vacation in his first year. Obama took 26. Bush spent 33% of his time in office on vacation. You would think he would have learned after the first year:

    The revelation came this morning, when CIA Director George Tenet was on the stand. Timothy Roemer, a former Democratic congressman, asked him when he first found out about the report from the FBI's Minnesota field office that Zacarias Moussaoui, an Islamic jihadist, had been taking lessons on how to fly a 747. Tenet replied that he was briefed about the case on Aug. 23 or 24, 2001.

    Roemer then asked Tenet if he mentioned Moussaoui to President Bush at one of their frequent morning briefings. Tenet replied, "I was not in briefings at this time." Bush, he noted, "was on vacation." He added that he didn't see the president at all in August 2001. During the entire month, Bush was at his ranch in Texas. "You never talked with him?" Roemer asked. "No," Tenet replied. By the way, for much of August, Tenet too was, as he put it, "on leave."

  47. bbbme says – reply to this


    Re: ShaFeelinMii – Here's a thought. Move. If you aren't old enough now, wait until the day you turn 18 and become a Canadian citizen. Leave this American you are so ashamed to be a part of.

  48. bbbme says – reply to this


    Re: luvstotango – Thank you! Finally, some intelligence.

  49. 149

    Re: ilove2much – Sweetheart, we don't have to try and find anything, he does a nice job of making an ass of himself all on his own. And, I was not one of the people who said he hated whites, but I would like to point out that having all these different college funds for different races is in fact, RACIST. And one thing that does upset me is I can't take advantage of any of these scholarships due to the color of my skin. I guess because I'm white that means I don't need a scholarship. My family should either be well off and driving around in a Lexus, or completely stupid and living in a trailer, because that's the general stereotype right? However if a minority said something like that to me, I wouldn't sue them over it, so I guess we are different.

  50. 150

    For the f*cking record… all those complaining about not donating to the military…number one on the list is for the armed forces… For all those complaining that they are all minority groups…there are 3 groups for education…that helps EVERYONE, regardless of race. AND god forbid that he donate to africa and haiti….help out people less fortunate than yourself! way to go obama!

  51. 151

    What about the white people? I find his choices very racist and the money could be put to use in better ways.. what about cancer? the homeless? the abused? the children starving here in America?

    As a high school student who has been applying for scholarships, I have NEVER found a scholarship for white people, it's not fair. I may not be black or hispanic, but doesn't my educationmatter too?

  52. 152

    Re: bbbme

    The US has low tax rates compared to other industrialized countries. As such, it can't provide for its own citizens. Infrastructure, health care, education, etc. are all failing us due to lack of funding.

    But, on the bright side, there is one welfare program that passes with flying colors: the military.

    Re: luvstotango

    Actually, that's from Taylor Caldwell's 1965 fictional book, "A Pillar of Iron".

  53. 153

    Re: ilove2much – the fact of the matter is it was his money that he could of did anything with it and he chose to donate it so i would think that would give him some right to choose what charities they go to, same thing would go for you if you had money and donated to Boston White Scholarship program and i came and said you know what thats racist. I would look like a fool because its your money and just because you donated to that foundation doesn't make you racist it could mean alot of things like you can relate to being white and not being able to afford college. What im saying is people need to stop trying to make something positive into a negative. And btw there are lots of scholarships out there you have to look and ask your school about them trust i know cuz i thought the same thing in school until i went and talked to my counselor

  54. ozmed says – reply to this


    He should have given a dollar to every charity to shut up his whiny critics.

  55. 155

    Re: Chayeah – you can get a scholarship just by living in a certain area, having a certain grade, or even having a parent that was once or still in the army and thats just some off the top of my head. there are scholarships out the and just because obama didn't donate the limited ammount of money he had to donate to them doesn't make them non-existant, it also does't mean he doesn't support them….also one more thing lets not forget the more charities he chooses the less money they would get which is probally why he chose what he chose so let just be happy for the charities.mmkay?

  56. 156

    Re: Chayeah
    the fact of the matter is it was his money that he could of did anything with it and he chose to donate it so i would think that would give him some right to choose what charities they go to, same thing would go for you if you had money and donated to Boston White Scholarship program and i came and said you know what thats racist. I would look like a fool because its your money and just because you donated to that foundation doesn't make you racist it could mean alot of things like you can relate to being white and not being able to afford college. What im saying is people need to stop trying to make something positive into a negative. And btw there are lots of scholarships out there you have to look and ask your school about them trust i know cuz i thought the same thing in school until i went and talked to my counselor

  57. km24 says – reply to this


    for all of the people who feel inclined to complain about the funds not being donated to MILITARY families … ARE YOU EFFING SERIOUS!! the charity that received the most funds was THE FISHER HOUSE! this foundation is specifically intended to helping military families, you people should check out their web site www.fisherhouse.org and get more informed before you start blabbing away about an extremely generous donation our President has given. AND for that matter take it upon yourselves to look into the other organizations that were given donations before you start sounding like an idiot.

  58. 158

    Re: ilove2much – I'm well aware that there are other scholarships, but my point was I couldn't apply for scholarships through any of those foundations, and all because of my skin color. That is not right. Scholarships should have nothing to do with the color of your skin and everything to do with your academic performance. It is very racist to have these funds set up for specific races. And, I don't really care so much that he donated the money to them, that was his choice, even if he didn't deserve the award, he still got it. However, what I'm saying is if all those scholarships funds were thrown together and people of all races could apply for them, don't you think that would be much better then just targeting one specific race? People complain about racism, and how minorites are "targets" for racism, so if it's a such a big problem, why not stop separating people and classifying them into groups. If the word minority didn't exsist, and these scholarships aimed at certain races didn't exsist, and there would just be " people", nothing more, I think life would go much smoother both personally and politically.

  59. 159

    Re: Cattac – I don't think pressuring him is going to do anything. Honestly, did anyone even know who Obama was before the election started. Where the heck did this guy come from? I heard he's from Chicago, and is pretty buddy, buddy with Oprah. I'm going go out on limb here and say that Oprah liked whatever political views he had and shoved him in the spotlight. Not to mention he's black, and we all now how Oprah is for anyone black! Because black people have so many problems right, and face so much hate, and it's a million times harder for them to get ahead. You know what? I think black people, and any other "minority" should blame themselves. Somewhere along the line, they're told they can't do something because of their skin color, and they believe it. That's the real problem. I don't give a DAMN what color your skin is. Opportunities are out there for EVERYONE, and as long you keep a pro-mid set about things, you'll go far. So to anyone who is consider and minority, and thinks they'll never be anything more then a stereotype, clear you damn head and forget your own skin color, and remember your a human being, not a race.

  60. 160

    And, for all those people out there that idolize Oprah, STOP. I think this woman is one of the biggest problems when it comes to racism. Somehow, she became a megastar and people around the world look up to her, yet she spends so much time talking about the race issue, it's as if she causes it. She'll get on her show and brag how shes donating money to different minority aimed charities and scholarships and how she built a school for black woman in Africa, and all this other racial nonsense, and people wonder where these racists thoughts come from. If you're a minority and you're listening to this woman preach her crap every morning, your going to start to think your underprivledge because Oprah is sending out millions to help pull minorities out of ghettos and such. What, it's OK for Oprah to talk about stereotypes, but not white people? It's Ok for her to point out that minorities face many more problems then whites? It's not, because minorities are no different then anyone else. We were all given life and it's your personal choice what you do with it. No one should let a thing like skin color in their way, and no one should listen to the twit known as Oprah.

  61. 161

    Re: Chayeah – So why are you angry with Obama he is not the creator of all charities and scholarships. This type of thing has been around way before Obama. They were created for minorities because once upon a time in America Universities wouldn't think twice about letting a black or spanish person into a their school over a white person let alone give them a scholarship. So if you have anyone to be angry with you should be angry at the people who allowed and believed that this racism was moral and just. I also think it goes both ways there are some scholarships black or hispanics can't apply for either so where all equally enabled here. What im saying is this has been going on for quite some time now im wondering why now people are complaining about and directing there anger towards Obama?

  62. @v@ says – reply to this


    Re: ocreamsicleRe: military mom – Uhm, try looking up Fisher House. Never mind. His first listed charity, Fisher House provides free or low cost lodging to veterans and military families receiving treatment at military medical centers.

  63. @v@ says – reply to this


    Re: zach swan – College Summit, Posse Foundation, Appalachian Leadership and Education all encompass needy caucasians. It's just that charities for whites don't call themselves Caucasian America Institute because the rest of the minorities would scream foul. Imagine the United Caucasian College Fun. Run through the titles above and replace with Caucasian. Northern Europeans name their funds obscure names. Besides, aren't caucasians all supposed to all have money? (see: wives tale.) Anyway, not to hi jack Barack's choices for his prize money. He HAS provided for many needy here. The funds for AIG and the rest were for the whites. Lol.

  64. 164

    Re: ilove2much – I'm not angry at Obama for the names of the charities. That is deifnitely not his fault. Actually, in a previous post I said I would be willing to support him IF he started making good on the promises that won him that award to begin with. He was given the award on things he "intended" to do, not anything he did do. That's what bothers me. With all the promises he made during his campaign I would hope to see at least one fufilled or at 90% of the way there, by now. So far I've only seen him argue about this ridiculous health care plan that no one in congress seems to want. That's not doing something. Even if he got that approved today, it would take 4 years worth of tax paying before any of us could actually use it. So how about he puts that on the back burner for now and gets to more pressing issues like bringing our troops home.

  65. 165

    Re: Chayeah – The mans not God. I mean have you not been here the last 8 years with george bush. It certainly gonna take more than just a year to fix this economy, And its defanately gonna take more than just one man. MAYBE IF THE REPUBLICANS weren't being so difficult more stuff would get done but as you can see this doesn't look like itts gonna happen anytime soon. And as much as i would LOVE to see the troops home you just can't pull the rug out from under peoples feet especially sense we just almost got another airplaned jacked caught one of the al queda leaders and are on terrorist alert orange give him time and if nothing has changed vote for somebody new 2012, but please don't blame him for stuff he has no controll over.like republicans.

  66. 166

    Re: ilove2much – I don't think this is a republican/democrat issue. The health care thing should be the last thing Obama gets too. We're at war. For now we have medicare and medicaid to deal with the people who can't afford health care, and that's going to have to be good enough until the war ends. I know, a million people are bitching they lost their jobs and can't afford health care, yada, yada, and they all put blame on the government, when really it was everyone's fault. American citizens were the ones that took out all the fancy loans they couldn't afford, and now we're all paying for it big time. I really think the health care debate should wait. Save it for when the American people have clear heads, and our troops are home to voice their opinions as well. You said it yourself, a plane was almost hi-jacked recently, and that's not good. I think the war should be our first priority right now. You can't expect a room full of politicians to think clearly on anything, when they have a big war like this hanging over their heads.

  67. 167

    I don't see the racism in his choices. Perhaps look into each charity before making ASSumptions.

  68. 168

    Amazing choices, I love Obama!
    Read the papers people, Whites will be the new minorities as of 2050.

  69. 169

    Re: lorio25 – people like you are the reason America is so currupt. 'people know only the real americans are the white ones' fuck off. This is the 21st century. Stop going backwards, time has progressed your stupid views on who 'real' Americans are fucked up! Who is a 'real' American, someone who owns a gun and shoots Black People and gays. Grow the fuck up!

  70. 170

    What about donating to the men and women who helped rescue during 9/11 and now have lung cancer? How easily we forget.

  71. 171

    Some of you are seriously ignorant. Obama is too good for you. Blaming him for people dying in wars/invasions? Stupid and ignorant.

  72. 172

    Re: dreaming_aloud – Good Lord….go back and re-read that post. You missed the whole point.

  73. 173

    I'm so jealous on u Americans
    I wish he was our president aswell ^^

  74. 174

    Very United Colours Of Benetton

  75. 175

    racist to the "T"… Only to help out his own and no one else……. Go figure !!!

  76. ap88 says – reply to this


    Re: GossipGoblin702 – You are truly ignorant! Future drop outs? Why because their black or spanish there not going to do anything in school? It is because of the mindset that you have is the reason we have racism. I am a minority and I am a spanish woman, but I also have a degree and family and no criminal record. It is truly sad to think that there are people (like you) who view other people poorly because they are different in culture or skin color, I thought we overcame all of this as the years went on, but I must have been wrong…

  77. ap88 says – reply to this


    Re: flash – your a disappointment…

  78. 178

    I think this world needs to come together and concentrate on the issues at hand not about what charities Obama gave HIS money to he could have been a greedy basterd and kept all the money for himself but instead chose to give it back to the ppl who need it more and you guys should be happy with that result. I think the bigger problem in the world is the fact that the world is still we are still fighting each other instead of working with each other and accepting the differences in ppl … we ALL bleed red and even if we didn't ALL life should be respected regardless of were you come from or what color you are or what your sexual preferences are This world is a sad sad place and it will not change until everyone realizes that it's not all about ME ME ME it's about EVERYONE .

  79. 179

    That was very presidential ! He did give a lot to groups that he has been involved with over the years. The Fisher House did need a lot of money and quite frankly there were agencies that support the poorer segments and they just happen to be Black and Hispanic.

    There are no agencies that didn't benefit from this and not everyone is going to be happy. Gimme a break !

  80. 180

    you would think with a wife and two daughters he might donate to a breast cancer research foundation, I think donating to multiple charities was nice, however I don't think he picked very well.

  81. 181

    I would have enjoyed seeming some donation to an autism charity that supports finding a cause, cure and awareness given its become an epidemic.

  82. 182

    Re: military mom – Ficher house duuuuh. and also, wtf??? there are alot of ppl that are homeless and out of work… hows that helping them? maybe oBAMa should fix the poverty b4 he hands out cash to whoever.

  83. 183

    I am so happy to see the Central Asia Institute on that list! Greg Mortensen is a hero!! If I had a pile of money to donate, some of it would go to him! He does amazing work in the most dangerous areas of the world. Great choices!

  84. 184

    1. everything isnt about the military So, all you people talking about he didn't give anything to the military…the military already gets all kinds of extra benefits that civillians do not get, so I don't see the need to give them even more. They signed up to fight (and I'm very thankful), it was voluntary! Stop going around like you all are entitled to get something!

    2. Seriously, y'all are complaingin because he gave money to minorities? He gave to leadership foundations as well. he gave to Haiti too! The point is he GAVE instead of keeping everything he GAVE it all away, and that was his right because it was his money! He didn't give to whites…smh selfish! who should he have given it to? the d@mn KKK?

    3. there are tons of charities out there, he can't support them all. Next thing you know, people will be on here talking about why didn't he give to PETA or something. This proves my point that you can't satisfy everyone. Here is a guy who took his money and gave it away and people are moaning about their "group" not getting anything. Hell, a lot of people didn't get anything. I'm just happy that he's doing his part to help people.

    4. and he is not slowly killing anyone, idiots! it was BUSH who put people in the war, stop blaming Obama idiots!

    I need to giet off this post because I could write a d@mn dissertaion on what some of you ignorant, think-you're-entitled, @ssholes are writing on here!

  85. 185

    I think it was a great choice, and smart move to give the prize money to charity - though, I do think that supporting minority foundations does nothing to support this country as whole or people as whole. It gives leverage to the fact that one race needs help more than another. In my opinion, if charity money was to be donated for a college fund - it should have been one that gives assistance to ALL students, regardless of race, ethnicity, etc. But then again.. its just my opinion.

  86. 186

    are you guys crazy??? There is no way Obama could have openly donated money for war troops when he received a nobel for PEACE!

  87. 187

    Wow, racists come in all colors. Very disappointed in his charities.

  88. 188

    No money for the white folks?? Cancer? Starving kids? Nope, he gave it to all the MINORITIES ..

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    Hey how about every one stop fight about someone doing something good? Its not your "tax dollars" its his private money that he won and could have kept for himself? Why does everything always have to be black or white democrat or republican? Why can't someone who happens to be our president do something good and not get judged for it? That is why this country is so fucked! Everyone has lost thier compassion :(

  90. Heh says – reply to this


    Amazeballs !! YES !!

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    Do any of these charities benefit the struggling middle-class white population?

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    I think its bullshit. I'd like to see some colleges all over the nation sending people there for free education just because THEY are white. That is bullshit. Not gonna happen, not fair. WTF? This is America, shouldn't some of this be equal? Nope, all the minorities have these charities and the US is gonna sit here and dole out cash that we really shouldn't have because Americans are lucky to even have a job right now. Someone needs to spend a schload of cash to ensure the welfare of the US citizens and get em some jobs! Cause as soon as the Asians, African Americans, Hispanics and all the 'minorities' get done with their free college, where the hell do you think they're gonna work here in America? This is just lame.

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    Obama chose to donate his prize winnings to charities that reflect his political passions. He has always been a huge advocate for education, which is an area of our social construction in this country that needs to be improved immensely. He chose charities that highlight demographics that are in the most peril educationally, which is not inclusively a race issue. Most basically, he donated to organizations with which he supported and felt passionate about…and across the board, they are great organizations. I cannot believe the level of selfishness that occurs when prize money is donated to charity. Is it really appropriate to complain that certain charities weren't included?! Obama did a great and selfless act by choosing to donate this money, and I'm sure he put immense thought into which charities received the money.

    Also @andriiiiia: Your comments are absolutely disgusting, and it is people like you that perpetuate discrimination and HATE in our country.

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    Re: RitaFarb – Obama has done quite alot for the middle class population so far. Why you think it should be only whites I don't know so I won't go there. He changed credit card laws, he enacted the "helping you stay in your home" programs and he is TRYING to reform healthcare.
    He is intent on stopping the greedy banks and insurance companies from screwing us over any more than they already have. Jobs? Ahem-we'll see about that by the end of his term. I really don't get why you posted what you did. It isn't like he gave some of that $ to struggling black middle class families. He gave the money to charities that he thought needed it the most. Just like you or I would.

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    Look, he only donated the money because he got so much grief for getting the award in the first place. He knows as well as all of you know he did not deserve it. And if you actually think he did deserve it, I ask why? Because he intends to bring peace to the world while sending more troops to Afghanistan. He hasn't done anything yet that would qualify him for it.

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    It is bullshit that there are scholarship funds for every ethnical group except the caucasion…..wtf???? If anyone ever had a "Caucasion Scholarship Fund" the African American community would sue and rant about racism in America. This is exactly what keeps it alive. And what about African American Colleges??? When is there gonna be a Caucasion college?

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    Your just an asshole….Obama keeps forgetting that he is half white.

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    Re: Sunshine1001 – You are ignorant to the "T". What do you think all the veterans receiving $250,000 that was donated to Fisher house are all black? None of the white vets are getting any of it. How dopey are you?
    Last time I checked Haiti, Asia, Hispanic, American Indians are all different.
    You should be ashamed of yourself coming in here with a comment like that.
    You're a dope.

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    Re: sheraty
    The Appalachian Leadership and Education Foundation = white funded Scholarships
    The Posse Foundation = white funded Scholarships
    College Summit = All Race Scholarships.

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    Re: ArloLuvsPerez – What do you think college summit is dopey? There is no such charitable organization as "middle class white college fund."

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