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What Do I Tell My Black Child If Obama Loses?

Marine's Dad Wrote: Nov 01, 2012 2:39 AM
Off topic, but on a personal note to Marek3, my son(Captain Kid) and his best friend once had an online friend named Marek who was a native of Warsaw, but living with his uncle in Maryland. This Marek died of cancer in 2009. They miss him terribly and just seeing your name brings back many memories of him for them and myself because they talked about him all the time. Please don't think I'm hinting that you shouldn't use your name, but I just had to tell you about this.

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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