Originally posted by jmotley
How many of you actually did research on this other then the video. This is no more then class of singing about Obama for black history month. Love him or hate him the man is a living legand. They sung about Martin Luther King Jr. before he died. I see no problem with it. For better or worse (hopefully better) this man has changed the face of what a minority can achieve in this country. I hope he will change the face of politics in this country also but that remains to be seen.
It seems to me that there are only 4 groups of people that are pushing this subject.
1) racist - Open about it and do not want or think a black man can ever be or should be a leader,
2) Birthers - a lot of them are racist but not all
3) People that are not compleatly racist such as neo nazis and the KKK but do not think that the presiedent should be black.
4) People that just dont like him and now will find whatever reason to get him out of office.
You just completely missed the topic or reason most people have a problem with this. This isn't about Obama to me, although I did not vote for him. This should not happen for any President, I don't care what your party is.
The issue is politicizing children. I know this was during Black History Month, but the context of the lyrics was not about him being an African American or any of the obstacles he faced. It was purely about the virtues of Obama's policies and telling the kids he is a savior of the country.
Not sure if you saw this in your research, but the woman leading this is part of a left wing group, wrote an Obama book and wrote curriculum for school children that teaches them about their potential through 'learning of the greatness of Barack Obama.'
Flip any of this around to being the same thing about a Republican President and I would be very against it. Just like there is separation of church and state, there needs to be separation of politics and schools.