MINI-OPINION: Strikes Against Obama Are Deep Racism
The drumbeats are louder and still louder trying to frighten the public after President Obama’s address last night — poorly covered in the media though it was. A woman I knew in 2008 told me she was, “Afraid to vote for Obama, because he would get revenge on the whites for what they did to the black people.” Excuse me? Excuse me???
This woman had a master’s degree yet she fell for this fake argument. I told her that Obama didn’t have any reason to “get revenge.” His father was from Africa, not out of our shameful history. But it made no difference. She would rather have an elderly McCain dragging the weight of an imploding Sarah Palin behind him. She would have preferred anyone to a black man.
The roots of racism and the hatred that feeds it run deep in this country. So deep that people will vote against anything this President Obama wants. In the racists’ mind, a vote against any Democrat is a strike against Obama. They don’t realize it is instead a strike against themselves, against the American Dream.
But this is changing.
The next generation of young people have turned the tide on gays’ rights relatively quickly. Thirty-five states have legal gay marriage. It won’t be long before they will sever the roots of racism as well. Then Democrats will win.
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