Throngs of Canadians are rejoicing at the outcome of the election. I'm in awe that an African American is president of the USA. When I look back at the 60's when the USA had a much stronger movement of the KKK and compare that time to what is happening today it is absolutely mind blowing. The KKK were (seemingly) upstanding and influential countrymen but they were terrorists just the same. Injustice was rampant. The law feared the wealthy powerful offenders. The persecution of African Americans was ignored. "We shall overcome" certainly rings true today. What amazing progress. Yes indeed, I do believe it is a new day in America!
1) The KKK will always be racist. The haven't the slightest notion of what equality means. Many were born into racist families and continue the tradition. We haven't rid the world of all of those who think they are supreme and I doubt we ever will but the African American population is stronger for the oppression and admirable for their endurance under the hate filled hands of the KKK and their supporters.
2) Racist or not soldiers are required to follow a chain of command. They will not be and should not be soldiers if they don't.
3) This is fear talking. I think they've learned (the long & hard way) where this kind of attitude leads to. Why would they repeat the mistakes of their oppressors?
4) The answer is in every individual's heart. Obama wouldn't be elected today if the attitude of the American people hadn't embraced equality through the years. This is a huge step to overcoming racial barriers.
5) The people of the USA have chosen their leader for reasons that are close to their hearts. It means a country's survival. The rest can deal with it and hopefully reap the rewards of change as well.
6) What the?? What does JC have to do with it? Jesus was a man who visited with prostitutes instead of rejecting them and He forgave the worst criminals of His time...He wouldn't have a problem with a leader who takes on monsterous issues of a country in ruination and represents equality and change.
7) Perhaps...but only because of questioning minds. They, and you too, should focus more on his leadership qualities than the color of his skin.
8) Yes, certainly, by a select few. By whatever narrow minded individuals didn't want him in the White House in the first place. Why not make it about race? That's the easiest thing to do, right? Stop looking at the color of his skin, he is a leader that has been handed a mountain of issues to deal with. Will he sort every one of them to the satisfaction of every single individual? NO...because that isn't even rational thinking. He will do what he can with what he has to work with...every issue has a million components and how much easier is it to nit pick and whine than to give the man a pinch of credit? Oh there will be many who cannot see past the color of his skin but I hope you are not one of those.
9) Why should it? How many caucasion leaders have tried and failed? Did this stop another from stepping into office? No...it didn't so why should it be such a big deal if an African American failed in office?
10) Why not? And it is "African American" Ramona. The word "black" and the "n" word are not politically correct. They denote negativity and show prejudice. Please tell me why you are so hell bent on emphasizing the color of his skin? He is a leader, a man of intelligence, a man who the American people see as their only hope in desperate times. Obama was elected for many reasons...not because of the color of his skin. Those reasons are what people should be focusing on and I think they are or he wouldn't be President of the USA.