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What Do I Tell My Black Child If Obama Loses?

Don't Tread On Me3 Wrote: Nov 01, 2012 4:27 PM
Funny, does anyone remember all this angst over what black children would think, when Clarence Thomas got his "high tech lynching?" How about the scheme against Herman Cain, or the venom & investive directed at Col. West, not to mention the backstabbing he got from his fellow Republicans who virtually erased his district? On the other hand, who can seriously point to Al Sharpton or Marion Barry, & hold them up to any young person as models?
Tom2221 Wrote: Nov 01, 2012 8:16 PM
People like Sharpton and Barry should be an embarrassment to people of any race. Let's include Jackson while at it, too.
Don't Tread On Me3 Wrote: Nov 02, 2012 6:33 AM
For Jackson I've managed to retain at least a shadow of respect. Sharpton is utter scum.

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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