I just read the Washington Post piece “Racist Incidents Give Some Obama Campaigners Pause” and I just have to say DUH!!! I’m mean really??? Really? People are surprised about campaign offices being defaced and people calling teens the N-word? Have we all bought into the whole “color blind America” concept? Really?
The article notes that Obama’s camp hasn’t publicized the racial incidents that have occured. You want to know why? You want to the reason they weren’t bold enough to print? Can you handle it?
Because white people don’t want to hear about that stuff!!! It makes them fell bad. That kind of news doesn’t make white people want to vote for “Barry.” If his name is too black, too African/Muslim thus they’ve given him the nickname “Barry”, then they damn sure don’t want to think about racism and injustice when they think of him. White folks will not be motivated by guilt, shame, or America’s racism when voting for Obama. That much guilt doesn’t exist in America…ask a segregationist about the civil rights era, they’ll tell ya. The things that people in Obama’s camp have suffered are nothting compared to things that protesters endured in the Civil rights era. It took years and years and years of seeing that for white folks to get behind the cause and help move the government.
It’s better that Obama stick with connecting himself and his image to middle of the road concepts…hope…change…etc. White America doesn’t want to see oppression and the legacy of slavery when they look at a potential candidate. They want to feel good about giving their “black friend” a chance.
Yes…I said it.