“The Audacity of Diversity!”

“Culturally Conscious!!!”

Wow!!!

This stuff keeps getting gooder and gooder…

I watched CNN this weekend and saw a segment of Larry King with Tori Spelling… Larry made the statement that the Spelling house was the biggest house in LA… Larry asked Tori what was it like living in the biggest house in LA… Tori said, “From my perspective…”, and she went on to answer… http://search.cnn.com/search.jsp?intl=true&query=tori%20spelling&type=news&sortBy=date

When one looks at Obama’s Pastor’s “Sermon on the Mount,” one must say it is a matter of perspective… Whose perspective was the Pastor speaking of??? Well as a black man in my late forties, I could easily say he was talking from a black man’s perspective…
From my perspective…
He did not say anything shocking to me…
Remember, I am a black man…
I am looking at the world from the perspective of a black man who has lived my entire life in America…

The same America the pastor was talking about is the America I live in everyday… So it is not offensive or anti-patriotic to hear, understand, and speak the truth of these matters… It seems to me that the powers that be are afraid that the truth will be exposed…
Kyra Phillip did a piece on “Noose” a while back where she showed a very ugly time in our recent past where white people hung black people for centuries… http://www.cnn.com/2007/LIVING/studentnews/10/04/sn.transcript.fri/index.html – 61k –

No one can deny that this is our America… This is the America that we call home… So why is so many people claiming to be so surprised or shocked at the Pastor’s statement??? You cannot change the past nor rewrite History… And take it from me, there are still several issues that we as a people need to openly and honestly discuss…

Obama running for president is the only reason there has been a heightened awareness of this open dialogue, but it is about time… It is impossible for us to duck this discussion any longer… I thought we would have crossed this bridge by now, but I guess not… So let’s get at it…

“It’s about Culture!!!”
The true American Culture!!!
First of all, we can not “white wash” this topic… We must call a “spade a spade…”
Obama is running on the idea of the American dream… Dr. King’s dream was deeply rooted in the American dream, but Obama’s roots are strongly embeded in the American dream… We now get to see the man Obama that has fought all of his life to belong… Growing up, Obama was never black enough to be consider totally black and not white enough to be considered totally white…

“Obama is American…”

Therefore, Obama has bridged the gap of the races… When he is talking to a white person, he can relate to having white grandparents that do what white grandparents do… When addressing someone black, he can talk about their struggles of equality and equal justice… So you see, Obama is the “quinessential man…”
We also see a young man from a single parent family looking for the father he never knew then finding him in a man he may not always agreed with but who excepted him for who he was… And just like all of us, we get embarrassed when our parents go off the deep end and say things we don’t agree with but we don’t throw them under bus… We denounce and move on…

Obama is as much the “American dream” as any true American could ever claim to be and unlike some, Obama knows it…
So for all those that would resist the realities of life I say, “change…” American has had “The Audacity of Diversity” from it’s beginning and will have it through out it’s existence… It is this uniquely “American Audacity of Diversity” that makes America Strong… I doubt if we all looked the same that we would all get along… Hummmmmmm!!!

So whether black or white or young or old or rich or poor or shy or bold; we all be Americans and that’s a good thing…

“The Audacity of Diversity!!!”

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One Response to ““The Audacity of Diversity!””

  1. The America you live in is one where the Government invented AIDS to kill black people? The America you live in is one in which it is racist to lock up criminals for good after they have committed three subsequent felonies? Because these are among the claims Obama’s pastor has made.

    Surely you see how these claims are outrageous? Its OK to complain about America’s faults. Lord knows we have not been perfect. But its not OK to make such outrageous, demonstrably false claims.

    That’s not America, its delusional.

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