I have been hearing this line everywhere.
Why don’t they refer to him as the first non-white president? Why do they even have to point out his ethnicity?
It just sounds so stupid, as if the only goal of this election was to elect a non-white male. No one seems to be focusing on Obama’s plans as president. All they seem to care about is the fact that he is black.
I just think this is spreading the wrong message to our country and the world. The ethnicity of someone living in this country should not be important. It just proves that racism is still a very strong force in our country because we still refer to each other specifically based upon race. People really need to start referring to others as Americans, because once we do, we WILL be the greatest country in the world. We all need to erase this image that we have for Americans as being whites and realize that anyone can be American.
Maybe this is just the start, and this is what people need to see before they can start accepting other Americans as Americans. I hope it is.