Sunday, June 29, 2008

How far we've come. How far we need to go.

Personally, I don't know who I'm going to vote for in the Fall. But, I, like many other Americans, really take pride that for once we have an option other than some old white rich male for president. But as a country, we still have racism seething underneath our banner of "land of the free". First we had the Obama monkey t-shirts, representing Barack as curious george, something which the creator of the shirt said had no racist connotations, but well, I was offended. Now people are printing buttons and t-shirts with the phrase "If Obama wins, will it still be 'The White House'". Now there's a stamp on some of our bills with the truncated phrase "Let's keep the White House white!". Shame on you, whoever you are that's doing this. America should be it's promise, where "all men are created equal". In an age where foreigners think of us as fat, lazy, and racist, why can't we accept that we are all human, and prove them wrong.

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