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Originally posted by eaglewingz
Yes, I believe that someday the United States will elect a non-white president.
I also believe we still have a way to go.
I remember something I saw on a news show back in 1992. Unfortunately, I haven't been able to find a source. I recall that there was a comparison focus group done for Douglas Wilder's presidential candidacy.
The group was first shown a transcript of one of Mr. Wilder's speeches. They were then polled on their positive and negative views of the candidate and the whether they would vote for him. The results were highly favorable for Mr. Wilder based on his political views.
Then the group was shown a video of the same speech. The group was recorded saying things like, "Oh, he's black" while viewing it. The group was then given the same survey. The results turned decidely against Mr. Wilder, with majority now saying that they would not consider voting for him.
Over the weekend, NAACP President Kweisi Mfume presented X-PREZ with an Image Award at a Universal City, Calif., ceremony, citing his work in improving life for blacks during his eight-year tenure as president.
"That's why I went to Harlem, because I think I am the first black president,'' Clinton responded, referring to plans for his new office in New York, according to an AP report.