Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Dreams of our fathers

Seventy percent of white Americans did not dream of this new day. Seventy percent of white Americans do not share Martin Luther King's dream. Seventy percent of white Americans mystify me.

I guess they don't want to admit what an unlikely and unexpected achievement Barack Obama's election is. Then they'd have to admit the history of racism that we are trying to throw off. That's the more flattering explanation, anyway.

You can see them in big media comments sections everywhere propounding epochally stupid thoughts about how Obama isn't really black. He's half-white, you see. One drop rule? Never heard of it. Yet there they are in racist denial.

Maybe in a few years the 28% of white Americans that I belong to will grow as reasonable people in the 70% realize how stupid their answer to this question was.

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