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What Do I Tell My Black Child If Obama Loses?

Don't Tread On Me3 Wrote: Nov 02, 2012 12:25 PM
Remember how much of a pass for exaggerated or phony "failures" & policy disagreements Bush got? uh huh. Tell me, did you feel this way when the nomination of Clarence Thomas, Alan Keyes, Col. West, etc, get the reactions they got? Is this truly about race identity & perceived bigotry, or is it actually about partisanship & ideology?

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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