Friday, September 5, 2008

Because He's Black

This is an excerpt from an email I was forwarded by Ms. S. I thought it was worth sharing with my fellow minority Obama supporters;

A white man asked his black friend, "Are you voting for Barack Obama just because he's black?"

The black man responded by saying, "Why not? Hell, in this country men are pulled over everyday just cause their black; passed over for promotions just cause their black; considered to be criminals just cause they're black, and there are going to be thousands of you who wont be voting for him just cause he's black! However; you do not seem to have a problem with that! This country was built with the sweat and whip off of the slaves' backs, and now a descendant of those same slaves has a chance to lead the same country. A country where we weren'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 yes, I'm going to vote for him! But it's 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, understands, and knows, he can achieve, withstand, and do anything just because he's black!"

1 comment:

Ms. S said...

Yes! And you know I don't just forward any ole email.

This is definitely worth sharing. I'm SOO tired of people accusing me of voting for Obama just because he's black. (Especially all the white women who were voting for Hillary because she is (a white) woman.)

Why? Because they are both RIGHT and WRONG at the same time.

This email did a great job of summing up my feelings about his candidacy.