Thursday, November 6, 2008

Janet Albrechtsen's take on Obama's election and racism

I hadn't read Janet Albrechsen when I posted first black pres of the US - possibly the only reason he was elected.
Now, I’m sure there are many Americans who did not vote for Obama because he is
black. Some may well live in Wasilla. Hockey-mom Palin may well have encouraged
them to turn out to vote for McCain. But let me run this by you. If it’s racism
when an American refuses to vote for Obama because he is black, surely it is
also racism when an American votes for Obama because he is black. And can anyone
deny that plenty of Americans did just that when they voted for him?

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