In response to the many friends of mine who are not too happy about the Obama choice, my reasoning below:
Whether or not Obama is the right choice, or whether or not it is too early, or whether or not he deserves the prize to begin with, are not very exciting issues for me.
I do not want to seem to be playing the racial card, but I’ll postulate that people who are not Black and have not experienced racism inside their minds and bodies like I did in my old South Africa during the Apartheid years, have no real concept of how profound the positive impact of the rise and presence of Obama is for millions of Black people all over the world.
Speaking for myself, I know for sure that Pres Obama is one of those special people of my kind who inspire me to strive to be a better person today than I was yesterday, always! If there are millions of others in the world, regardless of colour now, who think and feel that way too, I don’t really care what anybody does and when to give Mr President more encouragement and strength to continue being there, and to continue glowing the flame of hope and, yes, love, for the world in so much need of peace, prosperity, and stability.
NEVER BEEN A BETTER TIME TO FEEL “BLACK & PROUD”!
I like the way you put it! If Barack inspires everyone, not just black people, then that’s what matters most!
Thank you, Jeena! I couldn’t agree with you more.