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To: bjcintennessee; yldstrk

Biracial heritage has caused identity crisis

As I imagined myself following Malcolm X’s call, one line in his book stayed me. He spoke of his wish that the white blood that ran through him, there by an act of violence, might somehow be expunged. I knew that, for Malcolm, that wish would never be incidental. I knew as well that traveling down the road to self-respect my own white blood would never recede into mere abstraction. I was left to wonder what else I would be severing if and when I left my mother at some uncharted border.
Source: Dreams from My Father, by Barack Obama, p. 80 Aug 1, 1996

There is some hope of eventual reconciliation between races

If Malcolm X’s discovery toward the end of his life, that some whites might live beside him as brothers in Islam, seemed to offer some hope of eventual reconciliation, that hope appeared in a distant future, in a far-off land. In the meantime, I looked to see where the people would come from who were willing to work toward this future and populate this new world.
Source: Dreams from My Father, by Barack Obama, p. 80 Aug 1, 1996
http://www.govote.com/Archive/Dreams_From_My_Father_Principles_+_Values.htm


49 posted on 02/27/2008 9:06:32 PM PST by Velveeta
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To: Velveeta

>>”...Malcolm X’s discovery...that some whites might live beside him as brothers in Islam...that hope appeared in a distant future...I looked to see where the people would come from who were willing to work toward this future and populate this new world. (Source: Dreams from My Father, by Barack Obama, p. 80 Aug 1, 1996)”

If this guy’s elected President, sounds like the result will lead to one hell of a race-religion war.


51 posted on 02/27/2008 9:21:13 PM PST by SatinDoll (Desperately seeking a conservative candidate.)
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