I learned that some of the people of other races that I thought accepted me as me and dealt with me on a daily basis, no longer saw me as a friend but as the enemy, after the election. I believe we all have our misconceptions about other races and even have a bit of our own racism inside of us but the question is to what extent?
Barack Obama is man, a father, a husband, a son, a grandson, a brother, and an uncle to someone just as any man of any other race is or would be, why wish to see him die? There is no love lost on my part where George W is concerned but I never wished death on him.
What is making people tick and what motivates the racism, it is 2008, slavery is over, we have been free for 134 years now, we work, we own homes, we vote, we have children, we bleed red blood just like everyone else. There are bad people in every race, so why does one feel they are more superior than others?
Answer by SheriSanchez at 7:26 PM on Nov. 10, 2008
Wow, that sucks. It's a shame that politics can get between you and friends, but if it was just the politics that did it, were they ever really your friends? I am white and on the conservative side, but wouldn't screw a friendship up over something like the election, as strongly as I feel about it. We are all different and have different views, morals and values, and that's what I love about our country. That we all have these rights and can believe whatever we like. This was a huge election and I think it will take some time for the more heavily involved people to cool down. I hope things change for you (people not treating you differently).
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