Perspectives on Race

A Discussion about Events Concerning Race

Pre-presidential thoughts

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I was reading a book that was written in 2000.  The book is set pre Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  In it, some characters discuss that the people of the United States would rather have a white female president before they allow a black person to take over the white house.  I found this interesting that this was the mindset of so many people, but the exact opposite was able to happen. It is far from meaning that racism has ended in the United States, but it does mean that people are changing.

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Written by Antoinette Lester

October 25, 2009 at 1:30 am

Posted in Uncategorized

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  1. I would have to disagree with the book’s characters saying that they would rather have a white female president before a black man. In history we see that Blacks gained their civil rights before women as a whole did. That may be reflective of either the Is it just perseverance of the prospective groups or a sign of people in the U.S. more easily allowing Blacks right than women in general.

    al260513

    October 25, 2009 at 2:41 am

  2. I think a lot has changed since the year 2000 and this country probably wasn’t ready for a black president 9 years ago. I think George Bush’s presidency allowed people to be more open minded because so much went wrong during his two terms. Also Barack Obama is a great speaker and gave people hope for the future. If President Obama wasn’t such a good speaker I don’t think he would had as good of a chance.

    jturner36

    October 26, 2009 at 12:08 am


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