Thursday, August 28, 2008

The Day We Overcome Racism in Presidential Nomination

It will be a great day when it becomes plain and obvious that skin color is no longer a factor in the nomination of presidential candidates in America.

This day will arrive when we nominate a candidate for president who is black and his skin color has no role in our decision.

Of course, you can nominate an unqualified black person now, but that isn't the same thing.

Consider this analogy. It will be a great day when girls are able to win trophies for excellence in boys' baseball leagues. You can give a mediocre girl a trophy now, but that wouldn't be worth celebrating. It would be a fraud.

Only when blacks can make it on their merits and with no help from their skin color will we know that racism has been overcome. Until then, we deceive ourselves.