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What Do I Tell My Black Child If Obama Loses?

Phoenomagus Wrote: Nov 01, 2012 12:47 PM
Tell them the truth...in spite of the color of the skin, or the culture, ethnicity or ancestry, one still needs to do the job. Getting fired for poor execution and performance knows no skin color.

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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