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What Do I Tell My Black Child If Obama Loses?

S.17 Wrote: Nov 01, 2012 5:47 PM
The premise of this article, reflected in its title, is no less silly than asking: What are all the southpaws going to tell their left-handed children if Obama loses? The answer is the same in all events. He was an incompetent amateur who not only didn't pull us up, he dug the hole deeper. We had to let him go.

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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