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Response to Perseus (Reply #9)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 09:38 AM

13. He didn't do it BECAUSE he was black, but being black, he probably had much of this instilled in him

from birth.

Black families are usually very cognizant of the need to teach their children that they must be smarter, better behaved, more principled, etc. because we know we don't have the same room for error that white people have. He couldn't screw up for his first 40 years and still hope to be president of the United States as his predecessor did or behave like a pig his entire life and still get in the White House (where he STILL behaves like a pig) like his successor. He had to be practically perfect in every way from birth in order to just be taken seriously.

I assume that white families raising black children also are aware of this. I have no doubt that Obama's family would have raised any child to be exceptional, but they probably took special care to make sure Barack had the tools he needed to navigate and thrive in the world. and among those tools were a heightened vigilance and extraordinary skill sets.

But I agree with you. He did all of those things, not because he's black, but because he is a profoundly decent man.

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