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What Do I Tell My Black Child If Obama Loses?

sthomas Wrote: Nov 01, 2012 11:02 AM
Mary, You lost me a little at the free education part, People who work hard and pull themselves up from poverty white or black or purple all have something in common and its called a work ethic and a determination to succeed through their own hard work, They don't expect free anything and learn how to overcome economic inequality by figuring out strategies to take them from a lower to a higher economic strata. Earning a scholarship is about hard work! You have to earn it, Yes I agree its great to have some encouragement and support models to follow along the way. America is great because it still offers equal opportunities but not equal outcomes in Obama's world view that model is reversed as we all deserve equal outcomes

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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