Alright man, I think you "get it" Jayhawk but for others that do not: MIXED INDIVIDUALS ALWAYS PLAY THE ROLE OF 100% BLACK. OBAMA IS NOT A UNITER, HE WILL NOT BRING ANYONE TOGETHER IN HARMONY. OBAMA IS A RACIST, HIS WIFE IS A RACIST, PRETTY MUCH ALL HIS BACKERS ARE RACIST. WHITEY IS FALLING FOR BULLSHIT SPEACHES LIKE THEIR IS NO TOMORROW. WHY? IS IT GUILT? IS IT RAP MUSIC? I HAVE NO FUCKING IDEA WHY!
I'm reminded of Kierkegaard...
No doubt, this this will be a few thousand miles over your head, but one of the points Obama's speech in Philadelphia endeavored to make was this - the race of any given American doesn't have to serve as the complete book we use to evaluate each other.
To assume that a given person will behave in specific ways because of their race, is in fact racist. The fact of the matter is that racism does exist in many forms in America today, and people who don't have a malicious bone in their body may be guilty of it. The challenge is to eradicate racial thinking - to get into the habit of judging people based on their words and deeds, rather than the color of their skin.
This challenge isn't new - lots of people have tried to say what Obama said before he ever did. The difference is those people have typically been Jesse Jackson or Al Sharpton, with Bill Cosby as perhaps the notable exception. None of them have been able to enunciate the challenge to obviate race in America the way Obama did. For whatever that's worth.
I for one am of the mindset that it's fine by me if everyone agrees to drop their proverbial swords, and refuse to tolerate anyone who decides to pick them up again - on any front of the (hopefully one day former) racial conflict in this country. And as I've said before, we can certainly do worse than elect an actual leader who is intent on repairing this fracture. As a matter of fact, we've been doing worse - far worse - for the past 20 years.