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What Do I Tell My Black Child If Obama Loses?

NormRx Wrote: Nov 01, 2012 7:13 AM
Four years ago when Obama won with a greater percentage than any president in recent memory, it was all about change and people did not realize he was black. It took four years for the American people to realize Obama is black, so now if he doesn't get re-elected it is because of his race. If Obama was white he never would have gotten elected in the first place and with black unemployment at it current level, blacks would be marching on Washington.

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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