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Barack Obama graces the cover of the current issue of Newsweek. The article talks about Obama challenging what it means in America to be Black and White. Some quotes in the article:

At the end of a NEWSWEEK interview in his Senate office, Obama offered an unprompted statement about “post-racial” politics: “That term I reject because it implies that somehow my campaign represents an easy shortcut to racial reconciliation. I just want to be very clear on this so there’s no confusion. We’re going to have a lot of work to do to overcome the long legacy of Jim Crow and slavery. It can’t be purchased on the cheap.”

“There are a lot of folks, a lot of brothers, who are walking around and they look like men,” Obama said. “They’ve got whiskers, they might even have sired a child, but it’s not clear to me that they are full-grown men.” The senator urged them not just to get a job, but to start a business; not just to stay at home, but to turn off the TV. Above all, he urged the community to aim high for its kids. “Sometimes,” he said, “I go to an eighth-grade graduation and there’s all that pomp and circumstance and gowns and flowers. It’s just eighth grade, people. Just give them a handshake. Congratulations. Now get your butt in the library.”

We are ridin’ with Obama for 08! Does he have to wear some gold, a FUBU sweater, and listen to Jeezy to be considered Black? All the ignorance is going to have to fall back in 08′ because we are bringin’ it for Team Obama. STFU about what someone can or can’t do. Let’s test it. More to come…



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