Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Barack Obama and the “End” of Racism

After a long-winded introduction to the author, the piece wonderfully illuminates how some view Obama's rise as it relates to racism in this country. I found this particular passage interesting:

The Fourth World: Barack Obama and the “End” of Racism:
"Obama plays the role of a Black Cinderella. He does for Black folks what Cinderella does for girls. He shows that oppression and silence can be good for you – at least if you are the one the prince chooses, or if you are the one who gets to be the prince. It’s total fantasy. It’s a glass slipper that will break at the arch and be turned on us like a broken beer bottle or a jagged-edged knife; the same knife Obama has threatened to turn on the people of Iran and Pakistan."

Well worth the read.

hat tip: letterstotheoregonian

1 comment:

czrpb said...

Hey man! Hope you are doing well. Who are you voting for?