“Can I ask you about race?” Did I hear that right I thought to myself as I was listening to the press conference the other day. I thought oh maybe she just still talking about the race, and she left out "the." Then I realized what she was asking and was followed by the thought can I slap this person.
In his usual eloquent style is he addressed this issue very well. He acknowledged that this was big deal, on inauguration day that lasted one day. As Obama pointed out, this economy doesn’t matter what race you are, it’s affecting everyone and his job is to help get everyone back on track.
It’s funny how we, “Americans” pride ourselves on diversity but YET we still have to ask about race. These questions are what make us look stupid to other countries. I have friends and family in Canada and Europe and not once, when visiting has anyone asked me what race I am and how that affects my job. I’m adopted and they know that, but still it doesn’t come up. Once, I was asked if I was part Indian, because I landed in a Indian hospital in a rural area and they wanted to see if they could speak Hindi to me.
I was in my car waiting to go to my second job, and didn’t see the reporter who asked the question, but I’m going to assume it was a white woman (sorry folks, not a big policially correct person sometimes) Has anyone asked her if her race affects how she works, or how her co-workers view her work. I’m going to take a big fat guess and say no.
And going on a limb here, no one bothered to ask this question of former fiercely leader, who didn’t do a whole hell of a lot for moving this country forward in the last 8 years.
Maybe, race matters in other countries, or maybe people in other countries are just smart and intelligent to keep their mouth shut, but either way the only “race” that should matter are those such as sporting events, or reality TV shows, otherwise this country will be more that just behind economically. Grow up America.