Sunday, June 15, 2008
Apparently several African American conservatives/Republicans have been indicating that they may vote for, will vote for, will find it very tempting to vote for, or will find it very difficult NOT to vote for Obama because he is African American. Their reasoning is that having an African American voted into office as the President of our country would show we've made significant progress through history from emancipation to integration to Affirmative Action. They all say something along the lines of "I don't agree with Obama's policies, but I (insert excuse for voting him in because he is black)". What if a white person said "I don't agree with McCain's policies, but I'm going to vote for him because he's white"? You would immediately think that person is a racist. And what a ridiculous notion to vote for someone simply because he is white. How ignorant and archaic, wouldn't you say? So, why is it not alarming when conservative black people want to vote for one of the most liberal senators with whom they have nothing else in common except the color of their skin, for the sole reason that he is black? What a kick in the cahones to Obama who is, though I disagree with his policies, an accomplished man. People like him who are intelligent and achieve the American dream should be respected for their character, talents, and achievements, which have to do with who they are as individuals and what their core values are. Those are the reasons (rather than race) why you should respect a person, and show your support at the polls. All I have to say is that if your desire to vote for Obama is because of the color of his skin, you are a racist, and we have made absolutely no progress in the war on racism.
Posted by Beloved in the Lord at 6:17 PM