And it is mainly because of focus groups like these that see color and race in their cheerios. It is the paranoid minority mind-set that said a black man would not be elected president in their lifetimes. While their white counterparts said that there would be a black man elected during their lifetimes.
80 percent of African-Americans say Obama’s election a “dream come true” 71 percent say they never thought they’d see a black president in their lifetime 59 percent of white respondents say they thought they’d live to see black president Poll shows most blacks view election the start of new era; whites appear to disagree
It is this negativity and sense of hopelessness preached by black ‘leadership’ and focus groups that is contagious and becomes a wet blanket for the entire culture that only breeds suspicion towards their country and its institutions. It is a philosophy based off ignorance backed by a message of indifference.
The leaders (Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton) have made a wonderful living on speaking up for their constituents because they tell them that their voices aren’t loud enough to do it on their own — they are not big enough or legitimate enough even though they are American citizens. The oppression is too great for a single individual to make a difference they say. It’s created a culture of helplessness and exclusion; of bitterness and dread. The sub-culture that already persisted became the accepted and true identity of “Black” America. The ones on the outside of it all. The ones left out of the mix so they existed as they were within their own world. All of this galvanized these beliefs until an outcast identity became mainstream black culture. There was no where for them to go in a system rigged to benefit the blessed, not the oppressed. The whites, not the blacks.
When in actuality, the exact opposite is the truth.Barack Obama showed that for all to see. He shattered that ridiculous myth that has led millions astray. He showed that the ordinary can become accomplished and can be educated from some of America’s most prestigious schools. He became a law professor at a major university. He was a quick study in politics that propelled him to the U.S. Senate and, of course, later to the highest and most powerful office in the world. His election showed that Americans love winners and, at the same time, the underdog. We gloat shamelessly about our champions and our competitive arenas. We call our major sporting competitions the World Series and the Super Bowl. We love sacrifice and triumph. We are are also a nation of laws and like to reward those who play by the rules, not outside of them, and who play the game right. We crown our champions that exhibit the very best of American power, justice, culture and way of life. That is why over 40 million white Americans voted for Barack Obama and the reason why many, as evident from the poll earlier, do not see a significant dawning of a new era. It simply is what it is. Controversies aside, President-elect Obama showed the qualities that Americans esteem to. That is something, Chris Rock, Jesse Jackson, Master P, 50 Cent, Snoop Dog, Steve Harvey or any other “black” icon could never do.
The issues discussed in the article rest squarely on black Americans, not white America. There is no institutional racism in America, but there is self-inflicted cultural oppression that exist in black America. America has racist people, but is not a racist country. It is the freest country on earth. Where opportunity is plentiful and where dreams and realities often meet. The presidential election showed that the country has moved forward. It has been going in that direction for a long time now. The election of Barack Obama doesn’t make our country better than it already was. It only reminded us of how truly great she is. It is up to the larger black community to pick up and move forward with the rest of us. Americans will back a winner, and will acknowledge success long before they will accept excuses.
Even though I did not vote President-elect Obama, I’m no fool and see the benefits and truly amazing privileges of being an American.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The day after Barack Obama was elected president, Kari Fulton heard a white colleague proclaim that racism in America is dead.
She cringed, worrying it might be a sign of flagging interest in the fight against discrimination.
“In reality, racism is still very much alive and well,” said Fulton, who graduated last year from Howard University, a historically black college in Washington.