posted on Aug, 27 2004 @ 03:15 PM
I don't like or i'm not comfortable with using 'White', 'Black', 'Asian' or whatever to class people, as each person is an individual who
shouldn't be classed by colour, however for clarity i will use colour.
Although African Americans, Asians, Hispanics etc.. may be a minority in America, doesn't mean you should treat them differently. Surely what affects
African Americans affects all? Why the distinction of 'African American'? Isn't just 'American' fine, we need to get away from labels such as
that. Maybe i'm just an idealist...
Anyway Colin Powell is an astute, authoritative, and a very intelligent man, why couldn't he have just ignored the press and ran for president. I
don't believe that people should be in positions just because of a certain skin colour or creed, however Colin Powell would have helped to bring in a
lot of black americans who may feel alienated/misrepresented by the political process. I'm surprised there isn't a huge campaign among Republican
voters to have President Powell!
I know there have, are and will be many influential and intelligent black people in the US, that's a great thing. The one who stands out for me is
Martin Luther King, yes of course he started the civil rights movement but he was such a perceptive and intelligent man. I remember watching Driving
Miss Daisy which is an excellent film, during the film they listen to one of his speeches. In one of them he talks about how people in the future will
say that it wasn't the racism that was the worst thing, but the thousands of quiet 'white' americans who didn't agree with it but kept quiet about
it. That just blew me away...
Another question, why are there only two main political parties in the US? In Britain there are several mainstream parties.
[edit on 27/8/04 by Flyboy211]