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What Do I Tell My Black Child If Obama Loses?

ronrontaiwan Wrote: Nov 04, 2012 2:15 AM
I have no way of proving this, but based on my personal experience, more people (both black and white) voted for Obama because of his color than voted against him because of his color. This is something that I will always stand by, based on my own observations.

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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