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    Yes I am really nervous. I do remember the day and night of elections last time. I also remember how hard I cried just because a black person won. I was just so proud and so happy. I saved the next mornings newspaper.
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    Quote Originally Posted by myyams View Post
    Yes I am really nervous. I do remember the day and night of elections last time. I also remember how hard I cried just because a black person won. I was just so proud and so happy. I saved the next mornings newspaper.
    LMAO!!!! You should have seen my eyes go wide when I read the line "how hard I cried just because a black person won." LMAO I thought you were talking about the kind of crying I did in 2004 when GWB got a second term (the very opposite of happy tears!)

    You know what made me really really happy about specifically having a black president? I love the idea that to our kids, the idea of a black president won't even be new or controversial or special. To them, it already happened, it happens, it's no big deal if you're black or white, you can be president, what's the big deal....I hope so anyway. I love that, like maybe they won't even realize what a huge deal it was because they don't know a world where black people can't be president. Now we need to add First Woman President to that list.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alissa_Sal View Post
    LMAO!!!! You should have seen my eyes go wide when I read the line "how hard I cried just because a black person won."
    Haha. Me too. I was quite shocked until I read it again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alissa_Sal View Post
    You know what made me really really happy about specifically having a black president? I love the idea that to our kids, the idea of a black president won't even be new or controversial or special. To them, it already happened, it happens, it's no big deal if you're black or white, you can be president, what's the big deal....I hope so anyway. I love that, like maybe they won't even realize what a huge deal it was because they don't know a world where black people can't be president. Now we need to add First Woman President to that list.
    I think the true defining moment that racism no longer exists will be when we vote Obama out not because of the color of his skin, but the content of his character.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GloriaInTX View Post
    I think the true defining moment that racism no longer exists will be when we vote Obama out not because of the color of his skin, but the content of his character.
    Wow. I didn't vote for him because of the color of his skin. I voted for him because he was and is the closer representative to the things that I want to see done with government.

    I love that my kids won't think it's a big deal to have a black president, but that's not the reason I voted for him.

    Just like I wouldn't vote for just any lady for president or VP. I want to see a woman in the White House, but I would have never voted for a woman like Sarah Palin. The first and most important thing is still the platform they are running on, and whether or not I agree with it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GloriaInTX View Post
    I think the true defining moment that racism no longer exists will be when we vote Obama out not because of the color of his skin, but the content of his character.
    Unfortunately i think there are people who didn't vote for him because he is black and won't vote for him again this time around because he is black(or because his middle name is Hussein), even if they won't admit it or don't even realize the effect of their prejudice on their opinion of him.

    Not saying everyone, but too many.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GloriaInTX View Post
    I think the true defining moment that racism no longer exists will be when we vote Obama out not because of the color of his skin, but the content of his character.
    Or when we don't vote for Romney simply because he's white but because he won't tell us how he plans to balance the budget while cutting taxes to the richest of the rich, and because he wants to control *my* reproductive rights, and because he doesn't believe in gay marriage so no one else should, either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KimPossible View Post
    Unfortunately i think there are people who didn't vote for him because he is black and won't vote for him again this time around because he is black(or because his middle name is Hussein), even if they won't admit it or don't even realize the effect of their prejudice on their opinion of him.

    Not saying everyone, but too many.
    Obviously there were more that did vote for him because he was black than didn't vote for him because he was black. That might not have been the only reason, but there were a lot of people that wanted to get on the bandwagon of making history by voting in the first black president. This election is much more meaningful because people are voting for/against him based on what he has done.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spacers View Post
    Or when we don't vote for Romney simply because he's white but because he won't tell us how he plans to balance the budget while cutting taxes to the richest of the rich, and because he wants to control *my* reproductive rights, and because he doesn't believe in gay marriage so no one else should, either.
    Absolutely I have no doubt those are your reasons. As they should be.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GloriaInTX View Post
    Obviously there were more that did vote for him because he was black than didn't vote for him because he was black. That might not have been the only reason, but there were a lot of people that wanted to get on the bandwagon of making history by voting in the first black president. This election is much more meaningful because people are voting for/against him based on what he has done.
    Cite? I would love to know what percentage of people you think supported him simply because he was black.
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