Monday, January 19, 2009

The Race Card

An article: In the Age of Obama, Still Playing the Race Card is spot on. If we black folks want to stop being victimized, we need to stop playing the victim.

A while ago, I hoped that Blago's nastiness wouldn't pull a bunch of black politicians in. It turns out that some black politicians jumped in voluntarily. I would have preferred if one or two corrupt politicians had been caught up in it. Instead, we have black politicians playing the race card and it disappoints (but doesn't surprise) me.

As I celebrate MLK Day, the Blago stuff reminds me of the great speech:
I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.
Only when we start believing in this dream can it come true. Here is the speech:


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