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What Do I Tell My Black Child If Obama Loses?

anonymous3218 Wrote: Nov 01, 2012 3:30 AM
(con't) teaching their kids that Obama got elected for all the wrong reasons -- not because he was the best man for the job, but because he was Black and it was time the nation had a Black president. Mr. Elder is pointing out that it's this approach to raising a child that happens to be Black that has done so much damage. On a personal note, growing up, I never was taught or believed that only white males could grow up to be president. Maybe it's because I went to private religious schools, but I was taught that ANY American child (male or female) could achieve that goal, if qualified.

What do I tell my black child if Barack Obama, America's first black president, loses his bid for re-election? This is a question many parents are asking themselves -- especially those who would blame the loss on racism.

Jubilant black parents on the front pages of newspapers, the day after Barack Obama won the presidency in 2008, said things like, "for the first time" they could "sincerely" say to their children that a black person could realistically aspire to become president of the United States.

The New York Times wrote: "That a new day had dawned was immediately...

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