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Obama Re-elected -- 9-Year-Old Black Kid Can Breathe Easy

George257 Wrote: Nov 08, 2012 11:47 AM
Perhaps they don't want those things. Schools mean hard work. Jobs also mean hard work. In African society, people do just enough work to avoid hunger. For Africans living in the West, that would mean ... no work at all. That is not to say, of course, that all African Americans are lazy. That would be an absurd exaggeration. In several centuries of life among Americans, many of them will have absorbed aspects of Western culture. However we should not expect cultural osmosis to benefit all of them, nor even most of them. As slaves, they had no reason to work hard. They can hardly be held responsible for that. It brings out the worst in people.
Poesmom Wrote: Nov 08, 2012 10:17 PM
Good grief! How many years has it been since slavery existed here? You saying it's STILL in their genetic makeup? I don't know...
Wayne from the Hoosier state Wrote: Nov 08, 2012 1:02 PM
You gave some astute observations, George. Some of the problem may not be fixable as it is deeply ingrained.
Brandon, a 9-year-old black kid, attended a campaign rally hosted by Michelle Obama. A cameraman interviewed Brandon, who was there with his dad. "Why does (Obama) need to win?" he was asked. "Because if Mitt Romney wins," he replied, "we'll be going back to the crop fields. We'll be picking crops." Off-screen, his father could be heard laughing.

From whom does a 9-year-old hear that Obama's opponent is a racist who, to quote the Democratic National Committee chairwoman, wants "to literally drag us all the way back to Jim Crow laws"?

Brandon's father might alert his son to a recent column...