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Robert Fulford on a changed U.S.A.

 
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PostPosted: Fri 07 Nov, 2008 9:13 am    Post subject: Robert Fulford on a changed U.S.A. Reply with quote

My friend Robert Fulford has written superbly on a major political shift in our time:
National Post (Canada): "A divide has been crossed" by Robert Fulford



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PostPosted: Sat 08 Nov, 2008 4:53 pm    Post subject: Re: Robert Fulford on a changed U.S.A. Reply with quote

It is driving me mad that people keep focussing on the fact that Obama is black. Sure, I guess it IS a milestone for Americans to have a black president. But I got the distinct impression that some people voted for him simply because he is black (and some refused to vote for him simply because he is black).

Does that mean that when he can't achieve some of the things he's promised to achieve (which goes without saying in politics) that people will blame the failure on his blackness?

And notice that nobody kept talking about McCain as "the white/caucasion" candidate. Until we get rid of these meaningless colour labels, we cannot really say we've gone forward.

As far as I'm concerned, the only label beside Obama's name should be "Democrat". Obama's being black is meaningless in the world of politics. There are already several world leaders who are black. Or Asian. Or Muslim. Or Jewish. Or....

In the National Post, Robert Fulford wrote:
He demonstrated it was possible to push race into the background, not ignoring it but not accepting for a moment (as so many black and white Americans have in the past) that it trumps all other issues.

-excerpt from "A divide has been crossed" by Robert Fulford


Too bad most of the media is continuing to let race/religion "trump all other issues". I'm looking forward to paying attention to policies and action.

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Speaking of black and white, will the name of the Presidential residence be changed now? whoo hoo!



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PostPosted: Sun 09 Nov, 2008 1:49 am    Post subject: Re: Robert Fulford on a changed U.S.A. Reply with quote

ejm wrote:
... I'm looking forward to paying attention to policies and action.


See the "Real News" interview at therealnews.com

"Obama and civil liberties - Michael Ratner: People's constitutional rights are not going to be the main priority"


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