It takes a lot to get me really fired up these days but blatant double standards can still do that to me.
Friday night I am at the mall with my wife when I see an early 20ish black female walking in my direction wearing a shirt with very large print that says “Black is Beautiful – Obama 2008.”
Does anyone want to tell me how that young woman’s message didn’t turn that presidential contest into a matter of race?
Can anyone tell me how I am supposed to believe that her voting decision, (if she voted), wasn’t based upon a matter of race?
And most importantly…
Can anyone tell me what the reaction would have been if I had walked around the mall wearing a shirt that read “White is Beautiful – McCain 2008?”
Fanning the flames of racial tension is wrong no matter the pigmentation of the provocateur.