February 05, 2008

Obama the multicultural candidate

Racialicious for Obama[W]hat really excites me about Obama is that he is completely in touch with how race in America is lived in 2008. He understands that race is not just about who’s black and who’s white, or who’s a victim and who’s an oppressor. He’s fearless about addressing institutional racism, but is absolutely uninterested in playing oppression olympics. His message is one of hope and change, yet he doesn’t sugarcoat the realities of racism or insist on engaging in meaningless celebrations of diversity. He proudly identifies as a black man, yet is committed to bringing together people of all races.

In short, Barack Obama epitomizes the core beliefs that drive everything I do.

I believe that this country will fundamentally shift the way it thinks and talks about race if Obama wins the presidency. And I’m filled with excitement and hope when I think about the possibility for that sea change.
Comment:  I'm not convinced Obama is the best candidate, but I'm voting for him too.


dmarks said...

He has a Pepsi logo!

I think Obama is the best Democrat. He has none of the Whitewater-type corruption baggage of Hillary. Also, he seems interested in being a President for the entire country, and his language and tone is generally unifying and inclusive. This is in contrast to Hillary, who spends a lot of time lying about and insulting political opponents.

I remember Obama's speech at the last Democratic national convention. It was a breath of fresh air.

writerfella said...

Writerfella here --
Barack Obama is a private in the war on poverty, the wars on Iraq and Afghanistan, the 'war' on terrorism, and the wars on racism and stereotypes. Such entry level qualification that he possesses means that he should be asking, "Do you want fries with that?"
All Best
Russ Bates