I was raised in the North by parents who taught me that I was neither inferior or superior to anyone because of color, religion or heritage. I was taught to work for what I wanted and to be the best that I could be. A Christmas decoration that my mother put up every year read, “What you are is God’s gift to you. What you make of yourself is your gift to Him.”
Racism was something that never felt right to me. When you consider that 92 percent of the DNA of man is identical with that of a mouse, you must realize what a small percentage is involved in the color of our skin. We are much more alike than we are different.
The fact that 95 percent of African-Americans voted for Barak Obama is clear evidence of racism. I challenge anyone to find an example of a group, whether racial, religious or national, that has supported any candidate to that high a percentage.
Political, social and economic position varies so much across our society that 95 percent of any group will not share the same opinions on anything. Only racism, focusing on skin color, could account for such a prejudice.
The amazing thing is that Barack Obama is no more African-American than he is Anglo Saxon. Perhaps Jesse Jackson or Herman Cain would warrant that degree of prejudice but why Barack?