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What Do I Tell My Black Child If Obama Loses?

Don11350 Wrote: Nov 01, 2012 2:57 PM
If I had a black child, I would have told him/her that Obama lost his job because he did a lousy job. It wasn't because of his skin color; it was because he couldn't do the job well that he was elected to. It is the same with any job that one gets in life from janitor to president. Do a bad job and you are fired.

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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