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What Do I Tell My Black Child If Obama Loses?

Bytheocean Wrote: Nov 01, 2012 6:23 AM
I like RNB's comment. You can tell the child that Obama had his chance being the first Black president, and now we'll have the 1st Mormon being president and after that the 1st Hispanic president, and the 1st female president and the 1st Jewish president and the 1st Chinese American president and the 1st Indian American president and the1st Native American president, and in each case a group will be very happy even though it is the policy of the person that counts. Then we can have the 1st Black president whose ancestors were slaves; that getting to be president is very hard and the opposing party looks up all the dirt they can find about the person, so if they think they want to be president, that they should live cleanly.

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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