After reading articles in Word Net Daily and News With Views today both trying to read something into what Black people are thinking now that the country has elected it's first Black president, I must say I'm surprised.
I guess some White Americans are waiting for the roles to switch and that Blacks are considered by power to be the majority. This is one of the most ridiculous things I have ever heard. I actually find it insulting that people would think that Blacks are seeking to "take over" America.
I am sure that all of us at some time have experienced some form of discrimination in one form or another at least once in our lives. Imagine if you have had that same experience happen to you over and over again. What if you had it happen to your parents, their grandparents and so-on.
It's a feeling that is indescribable to those who have not experienced it. When a country you love is filled with so much hate for so long, and then that time finally comes when that country elects someone who fifty years ago could not even sit at a lunch counter as their president is a light you thought would take even longer to reach.
All cultures have gone through periods where the have overcame discrimination and later express tremendous pride and excitement. In this country alone the Native American, Irish, Chinese, Jewish etc... all have had trying times in the land of the free and have expressed immense jubilation in their advancements, why can't Blacks have theirs? At least the Native Americans got the land that was promised to them.
So if a Black news reporter makes a comment about being able to take the president's blanket after the inauguration ceremony without getting in trouble because he is black, it's just jubilation not revenge. When an 87 year-old civil rights leader and minister has a "Archie Bunker" moment in his last years and says some things that shouldn't be said, we're sorry.
Of course you will some idiots who already were under achievers claim that now they will get what is owed to them but that's natural.
Relax White America, Blacks are not thinking things are owed to us and we are gonna get it because Obama is here.
But the reality is Black America is just in a jubilation faze. With White America getting a 400 year head start on the American dream it's a long time coming and sometimes emotions get the best of of us.
A registered democrat who has no loyalty to a party but to his country. I will criticize both whenever I don't agree. I debate with liberals and conservatives. Voted for Obama, before him Kerry and before him Bush.
Tired of of the partisan crap I just want the country to work.
Overall I lean more to the left, but like I said.....