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Thursday, September 18, 2008

Racism!

Some one wrote this letter to the editor of a local news paper. What if John McCain were a former president of the Harvard Law Review? What if Barack Obama finished fifth from the bottom of his graduating class? What if McCain were still married to the first woman he said “I do” to? What if Obama were the candidate who left his first wife after she no longer measured up to his standards?

What if Michelle Obama were a wife who not only became addicted to pain killers, but acquired them illegally through her charitable organization? What if Cindy McCain graduated from Harvard? What if Obama were a member of the “Keating 5”? What if McCain was a charismatic, eloquent speaker?

If these questions reflected reality, do you really believe the election numbers would be as close as they are?

This is what racism does. It covers up, rationalizes and minimizes positive qualities in one candidate and emphasizes negative qualities in another when there is a color difference.

9 comments:

  1. So true and well put

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  2. Hello there!

    Racism is a live and well in the U.S.A. and anyone who says that things have gotten better in our country with race relations since the 60s is NOT paying attention to black communities or black people...NO ONE in the 'hood will tell you that race relations have improved! That's for sure!

    Hmmmmph.

    Peace, blessings and DUNAMIS!
    Lisa

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  3. Wonderful post. This is so true. Obama went to Columbia, Harvard Law, and taught at the University of Chicago (one of the toughest law schools in the country), and they continue to say he is "not qualified."

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  4. Hey there...

    I just looked at that photo again.

    Why is the white foot stepping on the black foot?

    Don't get me started....

    Lisa

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  5. Yes racism is still alive, Lets see
    I'm gonna vote for Obama cuz he is black!

    What if a white folk said:
    I'm gonna vote for McCain cuz he is white!

    Lets not fool ourslefs, both sides are guilty!

    Keep feeding yourslefs!

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  6. Yes racism is still alive, Lets see
    I'm gonna vote for Obama cuz he is black!

    What if a white folk said:
    I'm gonna vote for McCain cuz he is white!

    Lets not fool ourslefs, both sides are guilty!

    Keep feeding yourslefs!

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  7. Hey there...

    I just looked at that photo again.

    Why is the white foot stepping on the black foot?

    Don't get me started....

    Lisa

    ReplyDelete
  8. Wonderful post. This is so true. Obama went to Columbia, Harvard Law, and taught at the University of Chicago (one of the toughest law schools in the country), and they continue to say he is "not qualified."

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