Is America ready to finally face up to its racist past and learn to look upon the capabilities of a qualifed presidential candidate who happens to be black (though he is not a true black American since his father is Kenyan and his mother is a white American) but—-if he is just as good a contender as a white candidate? Is America ready to give the power of the highest office in the land over into the hands of a black president? Is America ready to stop viewing their fellow black citizens as not intelligent enough to lead this country resolutely with the best interests in mind that would safeguard this country from all enemies, both foreign and domestic?
Is America ready to let go of the belief that only a white male can have the right to reside in the White House?
Is America ready for a black First Lady?
Is America ready to let go of its 400 year history of degrading concepts of the belief that black people are inferior to whites and all others enough to put a black president into the White House?
Is America ready to give a black candidate a chance, just as much a chance when it is so often ready to give a white candidate chance, after chance, after chance? After so many screw-ups and plunging this nation into destruction and depravity?
From the book, “One Hundred Years of Lynching”, is this quote from a New York Times article. I doubt that America is that ready for a black president, but, then 46 years ago this person certainly thought that a possibility of seeing a black president was something that could happen:
NEW YORK TIMES
May 27, 1961
ATTORNEY GENERAL FORESEES A NEGRO AS U.S.PRESIDENT
WASHINGTON, May 26—Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy, in a broadcast to the world over the Voice of America, today acknowledged the United States’ imperfections in the areas of equal rights for Negroes. He said, however, that progress was being made in that area so rapidly that “there’s no question that in the next thirty or forty years a Negro can achieve the position. . . .of President of the United States.”
Even Esquire magazine, before Kennedy’s comments came out, wrote about the possibility of a black president in America in 1958, an unheard of idea for a publication with the virulent racism abounding in America against blacks.
Here is the link:
Is America truly ready to have the guts, the constitution, the resolve, the will….the backbone to vote into office a black citizen to lead America?
Even if Obama is elected, we will still be waiting for a black president, if Obama the pseudo-black senator from Illinois attains the office of president.
But, in the meantime with this man who has been declared as black, even though he is bi-racial, is America ready for a black president?