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What Do I Tell My Black Child If Obama Loses?

justperhaps45 Wrote: Nov 01, 2012 6:12 PM
You should tell any child. Enough people voted for Barack Obama because of his race to tip the election in his favor. To make decisions exclusively or in balance because of race is in itself a racist act. Race is and must be irrelevant to qualifications or competent performance. In this case a man was elected without proof of qualifications. His performance in office has proven that he was not qualified for even a basic trainee position. We have had our quota of token presidents. They are just too expensive. Now an aspiring person of color has an even greater burden to bear up the mountain to success. It does not equal his actual weight but instead the God like potential he presented to the delusional.

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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