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What Do I Tell My Black Child If Obama Loses?

tporter Wrote: Nov 01, 2012 1:39 PM
Yep, tell them the truth - Obama was a lousy President. He wasn't well vetted by too many people and the press and he was elected without being qualified. It is so important that American voters be informed. It is not about race. It is about being qualified for the job and then doing it well. There is no substitute for education and hard work in this country. If it were about race, he never would have been elected.
Milt37 Wrote: Nov 01, 2012 2:23 PM

I think you meant to say "If it weren't about race..." in your last sentence.

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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