Tuesday, January 20, 2009

«Obama's Inauguration»

If you didn't vote for Obama'08 you're a racist.
Here we are, on the heels of Martin Luther King, Jr's Day. It's Inauguration Day here in the United States and we're putting an African American in the Presidential Office. I do believe we have realized another part of Martin Luther King, Jr's "dream".

That isn't to say there's a long way to go yet. There are still many prejudiced people out there. However, I feel sometimes it's gone too far the other way. Just because I'm white, it's wrong if I say "nigger". However, African Americans can use the term amongst themselves as a sign of camaraderie.

I imagine there were some people that voted for Obama just so they wouldn't feel racist. I wounder how many people will now make statements like "I'm not racist because I voted for Obama for president". In a lot of ways, one can try so hard to not be racist that they actually become raciest.

I don't know... Has anyone else felt that? The need to be overly "PC" when talking about race? A good example is the little disclaimer I felt the need to put in my Congratulations Obama post. Another example is over at Drek's blog.


  1. My suspicion is that most poor blacks, whites and minorities will wake up in the same dysfunctional ghetto tomorrow - and perhaps 20 years from now also, when Obama's fifth term is ending.

    But I wouldn't want to deny them a few days of happiness.

  2. @ Looney: While I don't think Obama will serve more than 2 terms, you are right about the rest of it. No-one can make such a dramatic change among the poor that quickly.

    Although the cult following behind Obama is a little alarming, it will die off before they allow him to change the term limit laws.


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