July 14, 2008

JUST BECAUSE HE IS BLACK?

Posted in Philosophy, Politics, Thoughts tagged , , , , , , , , , at 1:02 am by randallbutisingh

THOUGHT FOR TODAY:

JUST BECAUSE HE IS BLACK?

The author of this document is unknown, however it contains some interesting insights on USA politics and society… so we have included it on the blog:-

An older white man asked his older black friend, “Are you voting for Barack Obama just because he’s black”? So the older black man fires back and said:

“Why can’t I vote for him just because he’s black? Hell! – in this country men are pulled over everyday just because they are black, passed over for promotions just because they are black, considered to be criminals just because they are black, but you don’t seem to have a problem with that ….
“This country was built with the sweat and whip off the slaves back, and now a descendant of those same slaves has a chance to lead the same country where we w
eren’t even considered to be people,
“Where we weren’t allowed to be educated, drink from the same water fountains, eat in the same restaurants, or even vote, so you are damn right … I’m going to vote for him! Not just because he’s black … But because he is hope, he is change, and he now allows me to understand when my grandson says he wants to be President when he grows up, it is not a fairy tale but a short term goal,
Because he sees, understand, and knows, he can achieve, withstand, and do anything just because he’s black!

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