Tuesday, March 18, 2008

We Hold These Truths To Be Self-Evident

I was watching this speech a while ago, as i was not able to catch it live becasue i had to go to class, and and could not help but share it with you all. And seeing that nobody goes to my blog (ifound20dollar.blogspot.com, shameless plug lol) at all, I thought I'd come to you guys.


Speaking on Race and issues dealing with it has become almost a taboo of sorts in todays political spectrum. But Mr. Obama this morning didnt take heed to that old notion and stepped into the spotlight to confront an issue so often hushed. He, as one critic put it, said "you want to talk about race, well, bring it." He condemned the remarks made by his pastor while showing that those same comments arose from the anger built up in the depths of the African American community. While this anger is not always productive, Obama says, it is nonetheless there. Simply wishing it away and not "understanding its roots only serves to widen the chasm of misunderstanding that exists between the races." He speaks on the racial divide, the Color Line if you will, and sends out a hand to all comers in an effort to change the nation's situation, our situation. He acknowledges the fact that the country is not perfect and brings the race issue so often placed on the back burner to the forefront of the national debate. While stating that the country is in a "racial stalemate" and explaining that we can continue to see race as something other than what it really is or, we can stand up all together and say, as he put it, "Not This Time."

Nov. 4....Do the right thing.


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