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What Do I Tell My Black Child If Obama Loses?

Elisabeth26 Wrote: Nov 01, 2012 11:51 AM
Mr. Elder: You just rose ten points in my book. You are 100% right, having learned from your parents the evils of letting anyone else tell you what you are or are not and also teaching you that you must earn your way in life. I wish more parents would spare their children's feelings for the sake of the children's success in life.
Nanuq Wrote: Nov 01, 2012 12:56 PM
Excellent. Being a parent does not always mean being a best friend.

Discipline is an environment, not always an action.

Give a kid boundaries, expectations, and appropriate timely praise, and then try not to get run over as he races ahead in life.

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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