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What Do I Tell My Black Child If Obama Loses?

jimmylynn Wrote: Nov 01, 2012 12:56 AM
Black children should also be taught by their parents that not only can they achieve their dreams, they can also fail just like anyone else if they don't meet the standards of those they are competing with. It really should be the way that Martin Luther King challenged us, by the character of the individual and not the color of the skin. If you can succeed in America as a black can also fail based on your own hard work and character and not because of your race. And that is fair and just.

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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