Think it Over
What if things were switched around? Would the
country's collective point of view be different?
What if the Obamas had paraded five children across the stage, following the debate, including a three month-old infant and an unwed, pregnant teenage daughter?
What if John McCain was a former president of the Harvard Law Review?
What if Barack Obama finished fifth from the bottom of his college graduating class?
What if McCain had only married once, and Obama was a divorcee?
What if Obama had met his second wife in a bar and had a long affair while he was still married?
What if was the wife who not only became addicted to pain killers but also acquired them illegally through her charitable organization?
What if graduated from Harvard?
What if Obama had been a member of the ? (The Keating Five were five accused of corruption in 1989, igniting a major as part of the larger Savings and Loan crisis of the late 1980s and early 1990s.)
What if Obama couldn't read from a teleprompter?
What if Obama was the one who had military experience that include discipline problems and a record of crashing seven planes?
What if Obama was the one who was known to publicly display a serious anger management problem?
What if Michelle Obama's family had made their money from beer distribution?
You could easily add to this list. If these questions reflected a reality, if the tables were turned, do you really believe the election numbers would be as close as they are?
This is what racism does. It covers up, rationalizes and minimizes qualities in one candidate and emphasizes negative characteristics in another when there is a color difference.
And, think of this - the candidates' educational backgrounds:
Columbia University - B.A. with a Specialization in
Harvard - Juris Doc tor (J.D.) Magna Cum Laude
University of Delaware - B.A. in History and B.A. in Political Science.
: 894 of 899
Hawaii Pacific University - 1 semester
- 2 semesters -
University of Idaho - 2 semesters - journalism
- 1 semester
University of Idaho - 3 semesters - B.A. in Journalism
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Brilliant post! I only wish it was picked up by the major media. Makes you think.
Posted by: Frogette | Oct 17, 2008 4:51:06 PM
Thanks, I just want people to stop and think!
Posted by: catherine | Oct 18, 2008 12:12:28 PM
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