We’ve come a long way…

… so they say.
 
Come January, the USA
will have a President
who’s black.
 
Hurray.
 
Some say that this shows
that racial segregation
has gone away.
 
Personally, I don’t see
that much progress
has been made:
the defining feature
of the US’s President Elect
is
that
he’s
‘black.’
 
(I have to wonder:
would he have won
if he weren’t?).
 
We’ll have truly come far
when nobody notices
there’s a difference.
At the end of the day
there isn’t one.
 
Dunno about you,
but I’m just
another human.
Like you.
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About pendantry

Phlyarologist (part-time) and pendant. Campaigner for action against anthropogenic global warming (AGW) and injustice in all its forms. Humanist, atheist, notoftenpist. Wannabe poet, writer and astronaut.
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2 Responses to We’ve come a long way…

  1. . says:

    That’s a nice sentiment, Colin. In fact, that’s a great sentiment. But I have to say – and I’m speaking as a black American expat who’s lived in the UK for the past 7 years – that it don’t work that way in the US if you’re black. Sadly, race matters in the US, so Obama’s election was and is a monumental moment for the US. Maybe now the land of my birth will truly have a chance to heal the racial divide which has existed from time immemorial, not to mention improving its image abroad. I can honestly say in the 7 years I’ve lived here, only two racial comments were made to me, as opposed to the numerous anti-America sentiments that were expressed to me in pubs.
     
    Have a lovely evening.  🙂
     

  2. Peach says:

    As a Chanese,I appreciate all .Obama is an attractive man in my sight.No matter ‘black’ or ‘white’.

    I am looking forward to his action on world peace especially on Middle East and other relationship .

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