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What Do I Tell My Black Child If Obama Loses?

sthomas Wrote: Nov 01, 2012 11:35 AM
Dr Elder, Tell your child that this is what happens when you combine equal parts affirmative action + a fawning media establishment = Obama Presidency and when the veil is lifted and people see what it is you have something called the Peter Principle at work. Tell them that there is another model out there that you could follow to achieve greatness. Tell them about people like Dr Booker T Washington and Dr. Condoleeza Rice, Dr Charles Drew, Dr Martin Luther King Jr and many other people who succeeded at a time when America was much more racially biased due to their hard work, perseverance and competence in spite of race because of the content of their character rather than because of race using it as a lever as President Obama has

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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