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What Do I Tell My Black Child If Obama Loses?

Rosa19 Wrote: Nov 01, 2012 10:52 PM
Let's just be honest here. Obama won BECAUSE of his COLOR and the HOPE that America might be united. Blacks & whites elected him. Not because he deserved it or even met the basic qualifications, but because he was a good salesman. 85% of whites that didn't vote for him - didn't because of what he STOOD for. His crazy politics, his lack of experience, his questionable mentors, his socialistic ideology. Color was NOT reason we didn't vote for him - commonsense was. We should be telling ALL our children that you NEVER hire anyone "unqualified" because of their color. People have to LEARN to EARN their positions. Time, experience, failures, gained wisdom = being successful. FACT: Color is an excuse for those that refuse to learn & earn.
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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