There are some interesting dates to note today, given that our first black president has a Kenyan father:
December 12, 1963 – The African colony of Kenya gains its independence from the colonial power, United Kingdom.
December 12, 1964 – Prime Minister Jomo Kenyatta becomes the first President of the Republic of Kenya.
Is it odd that the mass media has shown so little interest in the Kenyan background of our president-elect? Is Africa still the “dark continent” (the old racist, colonialist term), for the mainstream media? Will this change with our new president coming into office?
And, by the way, Barack Obama will be officially elected as president only as of next Monday when our highly undemocratic institution, the electoral college, which was bestowed on us mostly by white slaveholders in 1787, meets to vote.