Exciting Day: Senator Barack Obama as First Major Black Presidential Candidate

What an exciting time for the people of the United States! Today we have the first African American candidate for a major party with a significant chance to become president of the United States. The success of Senator Barack Obama’s primary campaign is a striking demonstration of his ability as a communicator of the best liberty and justice ideals of this country, as well as his, and his campaign workers, ability to organize effectively across a wide array of political primaries. We here at racismreview.com would like to join in the congratulations to Senator Obama, his campaign workers, and his voters (which include many of us) on such an important and historic campaign– one that won against some very talented opponents (especially Sentor Clinton) and one that has gotten the US again to focus on its highest ideals, including those counter to our deep racist history.

We will blog more on the significance and probabilities for this campaign in the future, but for now we say congratulations and thanks.

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Comments

  1. Wes

    Mr. Obama’s running for the democratic nomination has been very helpful to illustrate the degree and depth of the irreconcilable racial divide that still persists in America. But not all African Americans are impressed with Mr. Obama’s lack of dedication and interest in fostering a national awareness and corrections re racial injustice and other specific concerns.

    Obama, like Clinton and McCain, is endorsed and financed by the “establishment” …the media-corporate-political- military-apparatus. In other words, if any of the above candidates win, the establishment wins and nothing significant will change. But why should it? The law (karma) dictates that America can only have the leadership, and future, she deserves.

  2. Joe

    Wes, good points. In a corporate-controlled country, we get corporate-linked candidates. We are a good ways from a real democracy.

    Clearly, Senator Obama has disavowed the stronger civil rights and anti-racism traditions of the Black community in order not to frighten off too many whites. In that sense, he too is highly compromised, but still probably not enough to be elected. The campaign is likely to get ugly and overtly racist if the conservatives think Obama has a real chance.

  3. Ryon

    Hi Everyone,

    My question is, since Obama is tied into the establishment, why havent more black intellectuals (prophets as they have called themselves) come out against the ties, and more importantly, his step to the left from moderate position on racism?

  4. Joe

    Ryon, I do not know the answer to these questions, but my guess is that for most African Americans it is so great and even astonishing to see an African American get this far that they hold back on pressing him farther toward a critical-of-racism today point of view. He really is mulicultural left, not critical left, in his views as expressed so far, right? He has said nothing about the white racism that keeps a great many whites from voting for Black candidates.

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