posted on Aug, 4 2012 @ 11:12 PM
Originally posted by Frankenchrist
This man is a "first" African.
We have a "The First African American Amputee" to compete in the Olympics.
My point being, no one ever said African or White man Amputee.
He was just the first Amputee.
But mark my words.
First black amputee will be "The First African American Amputee"
edit on 4-8-2012 by Frankenchrist because: (no reason given)
First off...he isn't "American"...so wouldn't be "African American"
Second, they mention that he is an amputee because he had to overcome unique adversity to accomplish what he did.
Like it or not, acknowledge it or not...Gabby, as an African American, had to overcome unique adversity to accomplish what she did. These include
being part of a race that had been systematically held down in her for hundreds of years in her home country up until 50 years ago. And yes...the
African American community is still trying to overcome disadvantages that came from that systematic suppression.
This event...this "first" for African Americans...just like Obama being the "first" African American President...is a SIGN that they are finally
getting on equal footing with Caucasians in this country.
THAT is why it is celebrated...it isn't a celebration just for African Americans...it is a celebration for our entire Nation because we can say that
we are making progress towards erasing the wrongs of our Nations past.
Unfortunately...some people don't want to celebrate that accomplishment...and no matter what justification is used...it is clear what their motive
behind it is.