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What Do I Tell My Black Child If Obama Loses?

Mapache15 Wrote: Nov 01, 2012 11:59 AM
Tell them that Obama became president because he was Black but got fired because he was incompetent. Simply having an opportunity, whether to play on a sports team, attend college or even being president of the United States does not guarantee success. In the REAL world, performance counts!

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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