Sunday, October 26, 2008

Content of Character vs The Color of Skin

This is what is meant in the black community by the need to be better to be equal....

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 (894 of 899)? 

What if McCain were still married to the first woman to whom he said 'I do'? 
What if Obama were the candidate who left his first wife after she was in a disfiguring car accident (and proposed to his current wife while still married to his first)?

What if Michelle Obama were a wife who had been addicted to pain killers and acquired them illegally through her charitable organization? 
What if Cindy McCain was never addicted to anything and graduated from Harvard? 

What if Obama were a member of the Keating Five? 

What if the Obama family adopted a caucasian baby?

What if Obama introduced his vice-presidential nominee 'Joe-anne Biden' to the nation less than 2 months ago & what if this was Biden's educational background? 
-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

What if this was McCain's vice-presidential nominee Palin's educational background?
-University of Delaware - B.A. in History and B.A. in Political Science.
-Syracuse University College of Law - Juris Doctor (J.D.)

What if Obama's vice-presidential nominee 'Joe-anne Biden' was a family values advocate but had a pregnant, unwed, 16 year old daughter?

What if Obama's vice-presidential nominee 'Joe-anne Biden' was found guilty of violating ethics laws and abuse of power as governor?

What if Obama had made all the verbal gaffs on the campaign trail?

If this scenario was reality, do you think Obama could be running at all? Of course not! He has to be almost perfect to even have a chance.

America has come a long way in race relations but still has a long way to go before a person is judged by the content of their character rather than the colour of their skin.
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