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Posted on 04/12/2012 1:46:25 PM PDT by scocha
A hundred years from now, historians will probably cite Barack Obamas election to the presidency as a momentous victory in Americas struggle against racism. (snip) What will those future historians look back upon as the victory against racism that followed the election of Barack Obama? Heres a thought.
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If those future historians will be living in the United Socialist States of America, then that probably is what they will claim, while they overlook the mass graves, poverty and gulags.
“Barack Obamas election to the presidency as a momentous victory in Americas struggle against racism”
If we are undeservedly fortunate, his defeat by landslide in November of 2012 will demonstrate that most Americans can recognize and reject an incompetent of any skin tone or pedigree as such and show that the country will have made small incremental progress back toward a race neutral society. And as far as what "historians" in 100 years will say, that depends entirely on whether we have that civil race war who wins and/or survives it.
Maybe, maybe not. There was so much of that euphoria in the campaign that the next generation of historians will probably back away from that self-congratulatory mood. A hundred years on, it's hard to say what historians would think of 2008.
For most African-Americans, not to vote for him is out of the question. For many guilt-ridden white voters, not to vote for him would just be too painful.
Still, there is hope. A hundred years from now, historians may look back at the election of 2012 and say that the American electorate closed its eyes to race, endured the pangs of guilt, chose to do without the second wave of euphoria, and won a major victory in the struggle against racism by making Barack Obama a one-term president.
People will vote as they see fit. But those who are already focused on racism and looking for racial firsts probably aren't going to be convinced by this argument. That's what they live for.
A hundred years from now, American may elect its second ‘Black’ President.
The first one so destroyed race relations in this country that it will probably take a hundred years for the wounds to heal.
A hundred years from now Americans will think that there were lots of drugs consumed during this decade.