Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Celebrating the failures of racism

I agree with the sentiment that a major reason why the presidential race is as close as it can be blamed on racism. There is a not-insignificant minority of people out there who simply won't vote for a black dude no matter what he says or does.

However, I prefer to see this whole question in a more positive light. 40 years ago people publicly celebrated the lynching of black men. Today, we are one step away from putting a black man in the White House.

That is huge!

So, instead of bemoaning the fact that racism may be keeping this race close, let's congratulate ourselves for taking seriously the idea of a black president.

Racism sucks, but the way to eventually kill it is to celebrate its failures.


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