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What Do I Tell My Black Child If Obama Loses?

pgray Wrote: Nov 01, 2012 11:48 AM
you would say: Son, good Americans have to do what is best for our country. We want to thrive and electing a new president at this time is what is best for all of us. Black or white our president deserves support and respect from each of us.

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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