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President Obama and Racial Division in America

Chicken George Wrote: Nov 03, 2012 1:41 AM
A lesson to be learned As a Black man I can surly appreciate America proving to itself that it is not a racist nation by the election of Barrack Hussein Obama. However, affirmative action is just not the way. It never has. You don't do anyone any favors by using it. Blacks, minorities, women don't need to be the object of guilt or pity. They need to be held to the same standards as anyone else. If you remember, the qualifications were just not there.Community organizer? Jeremiah Wright, Bill Ayres, his radical wife, his tendency toward socialism and class warfare all should have been red flags. I understand the aesthetics...tall, attractive, articulate, popular, cool, etc. I get that. But what happened to substance and character?
a Concerned American Wrote: Nov 03, 2012 11:07 AM
Sadly, much of the American electorate base their voting criteria almost entirely on something more resembling "American Idol."

Before Barack Obama was elected as our 44th president, I issued a warning to my radio listeners: As much as I was eager to see a black man (and black family) in the White House, if he was the wrong man for the job, rather than bringing greater racial unity to America, he would bring greater racial strife.

I truly wish I had been wrong about this, but the facts speak for themselves. And clearly, this is not rocket science.

For the most part, a white, Hispanic, or Asian vote for Barack Obama in 2008 demonstrated that Americans were...