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What Do I Tell My Black Child If Obama Loses?

CarolinaSistah Wrote: Nov 01, 2012 6:03 PM
Bravo! I have to agree with your statement. Yet, I don't believe that blacks are held to the same standard of performance. The reason I say this is because I have witnessed over and over again (even in my own life); blacks out-performing whites in the workplace, politics, social arena, etc.-- and still it is often not 'good' enough -- we are often last hired, first fired, least promoted, 2nd in command instead of 1st or in supportive roles... Bottom line is that discrimination has not ended for racial minorities.

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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