Thursday, January 22, 2009

SA@Takimag - Obama and Black Pride

Posted by Jack Hunter on Thu, Jan 22, 2009 at 9:54 PM

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As a conservative I have little use for Obama’s politics, but as an American and more specifically a Southerner, I think I can understand the excitement, particularly in the black community. Listening to urban radio this week, black nightclubs advertised Obama inauguration parties and drink specials. A black-themed clothing store in downtown Charleston advertised deals on suits for Obama’s swearing in. It could be said these folks are just being smart capitalists, and they are, but I don’t remember these businesses offering any Bush inauguration specials.

The first black American president likely represents many different things to many different black Americans. But much of the joy I see in my black neighbors and friends, seems to be a sense that a new level of respect, perhaps the greatest respect, has now been paid to them by their nation.

Watch "Obama and Black Pride" at Takimag.com

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