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What Do I Tell My Black Child If Obama Loses?

sthomas Wrote: Nov 01, 2012 10:49 AM
Great point but as I look backwards to what happened in 2008 I see that race does matter and that many people got caught up in the fact that they could somehow erase a lot of wrongs in this countries history of racial relations in one go. I attribute this to the fact that most Americans are decent and have a sense of fair play and adopted an oh lets give a guy a chance attitude because he looked harmless enough kind of thing, Unfortunately, when giving someone a chance they forgot to take into account all other qualifications that you use to elect a president, like is Community Organizer, part time Senator and full time campaigner really a resume that qualifies someone to be the leader of the free world?

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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