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What Do I Tell My Black Child If Obama Loses?

Luckydog1 Wrote: Nov 01, 2012 10:15 AM
Good news from Ohio. The polls from the early votes cast show 281,000 less early voters for Obama than in 2008 and 75,000 more early voters for the Republican Romney. This shows that many 2008 Obama voters in Ohio are not going to vote this time and more voting Republican are going to the polls that did not vote in 2008.

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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