posted on Sep, 6 2008 @ 10:57 AM
Unfortunately, I don't believe that America has overcome racism.
I grew up in Idaho, in a small town, and this summer I spent a couple of weeks visiting family. At one point, 4th of July, everyone in the community
was downtown, for the annual parade, fireworks, etc.
Now, this is a small town of factory workers and farmers. And everyone knows everyone. People there spend time in the corner bar, much like someone
might the local pub, it's a central hub for socialization. So eventually I ended up there, along with most of the community.
And I listened to them talk about Obama.
Now yes, I know, Idaho voted for Obama over Hillary, which, surprised me. But they aren't ready for him to be president.
Example of comments, "Obama's alright, but I just don't like the idea of all those ****** taking over the White House. "
In other words, an individual can be taken for himself, but once it becomes a group, then it seems threatening. They like him, but they don't like
the idea of the people he might surround himself with. Jessie Jackson's name came up a lot.
As for why Idaho voted Obama over Hillary? They all seem to hate Hillary, but NOT A SINGLE person could tell me why, except to insult her. No one
could give me a real reason.
People vote with their hearts, not their heads. This is why our founding fathers created a Republic, not a Democracy. This is why Sarah Palin has
people gushing over her. If she were 60, grey, ugly or fat, people wouldn't be giving her so much credit.