There is a question going around in the news regarding a possible deep laying racism in white people. Basically, the media are asking themselves if white America is ready to elect a black president in 2008 and if many who are claiming support for Obama are actually unconsciously kidding themselves and will eventually cast a “white” vote when ballot time will come.
The question is fair because indeed, racism and prejudice affect the way some people vote. Take a look at the African American community to illustrate my propos: it seems like as of today, about 90% of the African American voters polled will vote for Obama. Just remember the democratic primaries and it is the percentage that the black candidate has already obtained in many states.
Is Racism preventing African Americans from voting for a lady in a Mao suit or an “old wrinkled white man” and is racism, above ideology, politics and agenda, steering so many toward a black only vote? Some high level black conservative have strangely enough already announced that they will support Obama against logics and political convictions. Again, is race a factor? At least, to stand up for the “Caucasian” side, I can make a case that racism is lesser there because a bigger percentile of White will vote for Obama compared to the percentage of blacks that will vote for a McCain. So here is the question again: is race a factor? Will African Americans vote for the color of a skin or for the force of a character? Will guilt ridden white voters vote for the color of a skin or the force of a character? Will race be the decisive factor?
Why is America so obsessed with labels that it cannot go beyond the many prejudice and stereotyping of its self induced tabloid culture of diversity? Lieberman “Jewiness” was an issue when he ran for VP, and Romney’s “Mormonism” was also an issue. Add the sex of Billay and the race of Obama, the age of McCain and the “pastority” of Huckabee. Sharpton a moron, Gore a nerd that invented the Internet and Bill Clinton a perv. What is it with the obsession Americans have for labels? Maybe we should let People magazine vote for us and MAYBE Paris Hilton should be a VP. After all, my governor is a celebrity from Hollywood and look at the good job he has done! (Sarcasm!)
Tell you what: a confession- listen carefully and don’t repeat it because it is sort of embarrassing – I have known forever that Hillary was female, Obama black, Romney Mormon and McCain white. Didn’t you notice too?
Now let’s get back to facts, agenda, platforms, ideas, you now, further behind the picture or the video, where it hurts your brain when you use it trying to figure out how bad you are going to get screwed next year depending on who will move to DC!
And before bashing me, just remember the wise words of somebody who knew better and stated that if it has to be about something, sex should be it:
“I am not holier than thou. I am not perfect by any means. But there are events in life that you learn from, and which remind you what this is really all about.” John Edwards from a speech on October 29, 2007