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What Do I Tell My Black Child If Obama Loses?

pgray Wrote: Nov 01, 2012 11:58 AM
well he did set himself up as able to take on the challenge. Little did we realize that he lied. Now not me, I never ever would have voted for him. Once I realized he was shining us on I quit listening. I am still listening to Romney, though I miss Joe's messes.

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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