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I'm Scared Barack Obama Will Win

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Momlogic's Winter: With Barack Obama in the White House, will it spell danger for African Americans everywhere?

Barack Obama, Daniel Cowart, Paul Schlesselman

My heart is still pounding with fear from reading about two skinheads and their assassination attempt on the presidential candidate. The fact that they were trying to kill him doesn't surprise me -- in fact, I'm surprised that more idiots haven't given it a shot at this point in the game. What scared me was that they were planning to go state to state to kill other African Americans -- including children.

I had to do a double take. Is this not 2008? Haven't we been able to achieve at least some of what Martin Luther King Jr. set out in his famous "I Have a Dream Speech," namely that we as blacks can go to school with whites, work the same occupations, climb the corporate ladder and live pretty much anywhere without fear of burning crosses in our front yards? Yet the fact that a mass killing of African Americans is a pleasant thought to many tells me that maybe we haven't come as far as we thought.

Reportedly there is a margin of African Americans that will not be voting for Obama because they're afraid of his assassination. Until today, I thought that was ridiculous. After all, why should some backwards white supremacists influence the way I choose to vote? Why should I live in fear? However, given the plans of these two men, I, as an African American woman, am beginning to wonder what will happen if he does win.

Will all the Ku Klux Klan members come skulking out of their holes, armed with a gun and a mask, ready to kill the rest of us because a half African man is running the country? Should my elderly relatives down south pick up and move? Worse yet, is it possible that the fallout from having a black man in the White House could erase 60 years of what we have called "progress"?

To be honest, I didn't think I would live to see the day when there would be a black man in office -- and I'm only 27. And, like the rest of the nation, I am biting my nails in anticipation of what will happen on Tuesday -- though I know who I am rooting for. But greater than that, I have to admit I am a little scared of what will happen the day after.

And the day after.

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Attilio Ciampini November 8, 2008, 7:36 PM

To me this is worst..I am scare to write anything I want on internet now….because I am scare we will become with Obama a communist country.
Ben Laden said..we will get you..that ca take monts or years..we will get you..and you will not see anything..

cman November 9, 2008, 1:48 AM

you need to quite worrying if it black or white if your a christian. Barack is going to blind us black/white and sell us out to the muslem belief. McCain/Palin were not very smart. Barack is a great deciever. Watch and learn!

phililen3 May 21, 2009, 7:44 AM

it takes only one person to make the others look bad. those guys are white and now it will make non-whites think that all white people are racist.

anonymous August 18, 2009, 5:58 PM

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