Friday, November 30, 2007

AJC & Spelman College or MSM & Colleges Race To Turn Back The Clock

Race, gender come to forefront of presidential race

The dozen or so Spelman College women had come together in a basement classroom, after hours, to hash over a choice unimaginable just a few generations back.

Fliers posted across campus summed up the thrust of their conversation: "Should you vote for Barack Obama because of your race, or should you vote for Hillary Clinton because you are a woman?" . . .

Desiree Pedescleaux, associate professor of political science at Spelman, said the majority of black women in Atlanta will vote for Obama because of their strong identification with race.

She says some black women may support Clinton because of deep admiration or because they view her as the Democratic candidate most likely to succeed. But on an emotional level, Pedescleaux argues, race will trump gender.

"When an African-American woman walks into a room, what do most people see first?" she asked. "They see race. They see her as black before she is a woman."

In a magnificent show of "screw you" to Martin Luther King who said:
"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."

How many decades and assassinations, of hope and death, just got shot down the crapper? How many whites in general and how many white males specifically now get a "get out of jail" card and the right to say, "I told you the whole equality this was full of crap. It nothing more and always was nothing more than a free pass and for what, cause your skin or your skirt? Bull".

Looking at that front page, reading what they said and feeling the effects of "equality" in our society, I feel sick. Now, think how those that truly fought, not pontificated, but fought for equality, must feel.

You best believe you should be relieved that Ol' Nat Turner ain't here abouts.