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What Do I Tell My Black Child If Obama Loses?

kbird Wrote: Nov 01, 2012 12:23 PM
And let me add Allen West. I personally would donate a vital organ to see any of these elected to high office. AskGermaine, would YOU be willing to vote for a black man or woman who believes the same as any of the names I listed above? If not, why not?

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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