Have you ever noticed that in the newspaper, if a black person achieves something, Media outlets will be like "African American Joseph Smith first man to fly solo" etc... But if its a white person, they'll just write the achievement in the headline. Well, this was the debate in Law In Action class, a lot of people were offended that newspapers' would draw attention to the fact.
I think I'm the minority in this, but that we're still at the point in history where African Americans achieving something needs to be congratulated. ... . Racism still exists, we're not at the place where we can say racism has disappeared. That time will not come till we stop stereotyping. I know there are people going to say, we can never get past racism if we don't treat everyone equally? I think, that's a slap in the face. That;s like saying, "Well. Too bad what happened to you, but get over it" There's a point when moving forward is productive, there are a lot of feelings here, and we need to take the moving forward thing slowly.
Same thing with Obama being the first Black president. I think its not irritating at all when they specifically mention his race. NOT mentioning race, i think would be kind of trying to make it not that big of a deal. Which I feel like it is, Should it be the constant by which you measure his success in office? Absolutely Not. But the fact that he is the first BLACK president I think is a source of pride for a lot of african americans, and immigrants. It's a beautiful thing. The FIRST black president just five decades after they were even legally equal to whites. It's amazing, and definitely worth mentioning. I think this is a tribute to all those that spent their whole lives being treated less than human. Their achievements were not even properly attributed to them.
Note that I am the person completely ANTI- Affirmative action, So I think race is never a deciding factor in a persons' worth, but if mentioning it makes someone's chest swell with pride, Go right ahead.
There;s some sort of controversy I think with the mention in the media of someones race specifically. And I think I'm going to get widely varying views on this. What do you think?
In the wild world i would seduce you with words
- You are so BLACK.