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Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Just cause He's Black

Good day Mars,
I got this from a good friend and thought it was worth sharing. You may have seen this but if not please read...
A white man asked his black friend, 'Are you voting for Barack Obama just because he's black'? 
The black man responded by saying, why not? 
Hell, in this country men are pulled over everyday just cause they're black, passed over for promotions just cause they're black, considered to be criminals just cause they're black, and there are going to be thousands of you who wont be voting for him just cause he's black! 
However, you do not seem to have a problem with that! This country was built with the sweat and whip off the slaves black, and now a descendent of those same slaves has a chance to lead the same country, where we weren't even considered to be people, where we weren't allowed to be educated, drink from the same water fountains, eat in the same restaurants, or even vote, so yes, I'm going to vote for him! 
But it's not just because he's black, but because he is hope, he is change, and he now allows me to understand when my grandson says he wants to be president when he grows up, it is not a fairy tale but a short term goal, because he sees, understands, and knows, he can achieve, withstand, and do anything just because he's black!
 'Let's Do It Again' . . . but of course the choice is yours!
Jerri of Mars