Obama giving hope to the black community
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Barack Obama's historic presidential victory is echoing throughout the black community. In our area, African American's young and old say he has achieved the ultimate title once thought impossible for a black man. “I'm ecstatic. I'm in awe, and I'm grateful,” said Bertha Todd, a school teacher.> Harold Beatty, president of the New Hanover chapter of the NAACP is also very excited. “I am elated that I have lived long enough to see this historic moment.” Many African-Americans across our area are rejoicing. Barack Obama is the first black president-elect of the United States. At 79 years old, Bertha Todd lived through an era when blacks had limited opportunity. She remembers when blacks had to fight for their equal rights. Obama's victory is a sign that the fight is being won. “Those shoulders on whom he is standing now certainly had a very decisive impact on the fact that this young man is now the leader of the United States.” UNCW political science professor and Wilmington City Council member Earl Sheridan believes blacks took notice of Obama when he won the Iowa caucus. “I think black people thought this guy might have a chance to win, and I think that is when people began to get on board.” Young people like UNCW student Tamara Cuffee have been instrumental in Obama's road to the Whitehouse. Cuffee said young people, like her, have a renewed hope in their futures. “It affects my generation because now, every black female and male can say you can do it, and I like that. For a long time I didn't think that was going to happen, and now that it is, you are going to see a lot more of us.” Barack Obama will be sworn in as president in January.

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I should remind everybody that for the next four years, any criticism of Obama will be attributed to racism. It is already happening.
LET ME BEGIN BY SAYING THAT I AM A ABLACK FEMALE. I AM/WAS ALL FOR BARACK WINNING THIS ELECTION. THE THING THAT UPSETS ME IS THAT THE MEDIA MAKES IT LOOK AS IF BARACK IS FOR THE BLACK PEOPLE. NOT TRUE. HE MENTIONED WHAT HE IS FOR. NOT ONCE DID HE SAY THAT HE WAS HERE TO HELP JUST BLACK PEOPLE. ITS NEVER BEEN ABOUT RACE WITH BARACK. MANY OTHER RACES VOTED FOR HIM AS WELL BECAUSE OF WHAT HE SAID. SO FOR THE MEDIA TO PUT ALL THIS NONSENSE TOGETHER IS RIDICULOUS. BARACK IS FOR EVERYBODY. THAT IS HIS JOB AS A PRESIDENT!
For all of you people that voted for CHANGE or because Obama is black...... suprise!!! He fooled you into voting for him. Ask yourself if voting for a president for his race or because he knew a 6 letter word (change) was a good idea. Taxes are going up....interest rates will go up....he'll yank away company medical plans.....he'll move the Section 8 families back into Creekwood (not such a bad thing), he knows nothing about foreign policy, and he'll raise everyone's taxes, and he'll raise everyone's taxes, and he'll raise everyone's taxes, and he'll raise everyone's taxes, and he'll raise everyone's taxes, and he'll raise everyone's taxes, and he'll raise everyone's taxes, and he'll raise everyone's taxes, and he'll raise everyone's taxes, and he'll raise everyone's taxes. Joke's on you......buncha idiots! Thanks for voting out of your emotions and not from true intellect.
You are a closet racist. Just wanted to tell ya. By the way I voted for Mccain and I am black.
i dont think this person is racist however, i do believe that a lot of people did vote for obama because he is black. but to say that a person voting for obama because they wanted change was not intellectual made me dumbfounded. america needs change, at least one candidate said so. i voted for obama and not becuase he is black, he understands the issues between the black and the white communities and we need somone in office who knows what the problems on both sides are and how we can fix them. as far as taxes go, i don't think anyone is in a position to make the judgement of what anybody is going to do unless you talked to him yourself personally.
"Obahma gives hope to the black community", i thought all communities were in despare!Was it just the blacks that were losing their homes in foreclosures? Or was it also upper class white communities? so since he gives hope to the black communities does that mean that there is no hope for the rest?? It sure sounds like it!!! And how some of these people can quote some of the bible in regards to Obahma winning, lets look at the whole bible...there is alot of it coming true!!!!!! And its not all good.
For centuries white men have run this country. Some have been good and some have been bad. Don't hate on Obama because he is the first African-American President. If you would put your disapproval to the side for a moment and listened to both McCain and Obama's speeches, neither talked about what is good for their race. They both wants what is best for this country. McCain clearly said even though he wasn't elected, he is still ghoing to fight for Ameica. Obama said the he didn't win the election WE WON THE ELECTION!!!!!! You ask what about the whites???? Well let me tell you what about the whites.... they have just as much work to do as the blacks, chinese, latinos, irish, and every other american. For the whites voted for Obama too!!!! WHAT I CANT HEAR YOU. Obama ran on issues not skin color. Give the man a chance and stop hating. THAT IS WHAT GOT US IN THIS MESS IN THE FIRST PLACE.
I TOTALLY AGREE WITH THIS STATEMENT!!!!! PEOPLE TRY TO MAKE IT SEEM LIKE HE IS FOR BLACKS, WHEN HE NEVER SAID THAT! PEOPLE OF ALL RACES HAVE HOPE NOW BECAUSE A DIFFERENT MAN IS IN OFFICE NOW, WHO HAPPENS TO BE BLACK. STOP TRYING TO MAKE EXCUSES AND ACCEPT THE FACT THAT WE HAVE A NEW PRESIDENT AND HIS NAME IS NOT J0HN MCCAIN!
Does this now mean that the Rainbow Coalition will stop trying to make me feel guilty for things that took place decades (or even a hundred years) before I was even born?
If this election has nothing to do with race, then why does every article about it bring race up? I find this whole article racist.
i do not understand why the black community thinks that because obama is in the white house they can do anything now hasn't it always been within your power to do what you wanted to do? look at the history under the most oppresive times blacks and whites stood their ground and died for what they belived in , now that is a commitment. what happened to the feeling of self worth and why do you belive that because this rich (i say rich because my wife and i have never been able to spend 450.00 on lunch) black man is in the white house things will be easier for you. no person can suceed unless they put forth the effort and have the determination that drives suceesful people an education no matter your race is the single most important thing. if you want to suceed you need to be educated, not just going thru the motions to receive an diploma, because in an interview with a prosective employeer a bank or the citizens of the usa you must show that you are educated and articulate. respect in this world is not an intitlement it is earned and weather you belive it or not most whites do not pre judge you because of your color. do not take or think that i am saying that their are not some that will hate you because of you color, but their are blacks that hate me because i am white in closing their have been many that stood up to the wrongs of society and died for the future generations do not let their efforts be for nothing
Isn't Obama as much white as he is black? Can someone explain to me why this is a BLACK issue?
Obama considers himself a black man. That is what he has claimed all along. He is the one who initially made this campaign about race by stating on more than one occasion that he hoped to become the first BLACK President of America, not merely the one who was elected after George W. Bush. Obama opened that racial door. Therefore, to answer your question, it is a BLACK issue because Obama made it one.
didn't you know that if one parent is white and one is black you are classified as black look at school records. that is where i seen it for the first time it's a goverment thing
Please. This is just not true. Schools divide students into racial subgroups in order to monitor "achievement gaps." There is a "Bi-racial" subgroup as well as many other subgroups. Additionally, parents may choose to not identify their child's race when registering for school. You are thinking about long-gone policies of identifying an individual as black if that person had one drop of black blood.
hey i'm wrong. i'm getting old this was a policy at one time and i wasn't aware it had changed
am thankful as well!...now the race card can be ripped up and thrown away...CLEARLY one can attain ANY STATUS in this country with HARD WORK and DEDICATION! No need to hear race this and race that....this proves we are ALL on the same playing field if we WANT to be!
And is killing hope in the white community.
we will never hear how people are oppressed again right? I never ever want to hear from the Al's and Jessie's of the world. If Obama can do it you can too. I will give him credit in that he came from a broken home and made it this far. Enough credit. No more of the white man is keeping me down guilt speeches. If you don't succeed in life it's your OWN FAULT.. Actually Obama winning might be the best thing that has happened for quite sometime as people have something to combat the racism claims. And wway either call him African American or black (in reality he is neither). You used both terms in the write up.