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What Do I Tell My Black Child If Obama Loses?

David1454 Wrote: Nov 01, 2012 10:05 AM
Judging from the public dialogue, I would venture to say that the people who vote against Our Beloved President solely because he is of black African ancestry (he is not "black") should be about equal to the number of middle and upper class Blacks who vote FOR him solely because he is of black African ancestry. They will cancel each other out.

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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