Overheard on the radio

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Was listening to a morning show yesterday while getting ready for work. The morning team was interviewing a man of color, a fairly well known comedian and musician.

The host asked him about his thoughts on Barack Obama running for President. He asked did the fact that white people are voting for a candidate of African-American descent mean the end of racism in America.

The interviewee replied that he felt that the very racist people in the U.S. were unlikely to vote for Obama anyway, so no, this isn’t the end.

My thought was…

It isn’t an end to racism until the skin color (or for that matter, the gender) of the candidate in question isn’t even discussed.

When we choose candidates based on their merits (or lack of) and race provides NO discussion, that is when racism ends.

I’d sure love to see that day.

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