Monday, October 20, 2008

How Racism Works

I received a lovely email from a dear friend of mine who lives in New York. She sent me this piece from a friend of hers, and without anyone's permission I post it here.

How Racism Works...

What if John McCain were a former president of the Harvard Law Review?
What if Barack Obama finished fifth from the bottom of his graduating
class?

What if McCain were still married to the first woman he said 'I do'
to?
What if Obama were the candidate who left his first wife after she no
longer measured up to his standards?

What if Michelle Obama were a wife who not only became addicted to
pain killers, but acquired them illegally through her charitable
organization? What if Cindy McCain graduated from Harvard?

What if Obama were a member of the Keating-5?
What if McCain were a charismatic, eloquent speaker?

If these questions reflected reality, do you really believe the
election numbers would be as close as they are?
This is what racism does. It covers up, rationalizes and minimizes
positive qualities in one candidate and emphasizes negative qualities
in another when there is a color difference.

You are The Boss... which team would you hire?

With America facing historic debt, 2 wars, stumbling health care, a
weakened dollar, all-time high prison population, mortgage crises,
bank foreclosures, etc.

Educational Background--

Obama:
Columbia University - B.A. Political Science with a Specialization in
International Relations
Harvard - Juris Doctor (J.D.) Magna Cum Laude

Biden:
University of Delaware - B.A. in History and B.A. in Political Science
Syracuse University College of Law - Juris Doctor (J.D.)

vs.

McCain:
United States 0Naval Academy - Class rank: 894 of 899

Palin:
Hawaii Pacific University - 1 semester
North Idaho College - 2 semesters - general study
University of Idaho - 2 semesters - journalism
Matanuska-Susitna College - 1 semester
University of Idaho - 3 semesters - B.A. in Journalism

Now, which team are you going to hire?

(Oh, and by the way, what if Barack Obama had an unwed, pregnant
teenage daughter?)

9 comments:

Non, Je ne regrette rien said...

my son sent me that same email. good one.

Dusty said...

Its friggin excellent. I filched it woman.

Utah Savage said...

I'm so glad to hear that this is making the rounds. Pass it on, please.

okjimm said...

You are The Boss... which team would you hire?


Well.... either the Green Bay Packers, or the E Street Band.....

Utah Savage said...

I'm a green Bay Packers kind of woman.

Liberality said...

that is an excellent email and I am sending it off to all my friends and family right now

Nan said...

I'm definitely going to pass that one on. Thanks.

Randal Graves said...

This is all well and good, but McCain knows how to win wars, he's got secret plans and I think Mooselini has a big shotgun.

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

I liked what Colin Powell said on Meet the Press. He was the first to withdraw support for the Iraq War and that told me something.
I miss Tim Russert :(