I'm sharing a letter I wrote to the Atlanta Journal Constitution. This is the first time I've done anything like this, I'm just tired of it. :
I'm not much of a TV watcher. I watched more TV this weekend than I usually do, because many stations were showing programs in tribute of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. I was flipping thru and stopped on a conversation where they were discussing the "Black Vote". They, network news anchors, mentioned that Obama had the black vote wrapped up in a certain state. Sigh... First of all I want to know who is this "Black" and why do they think he's so stupid that he would vote for a man for PRESIDENT solely on race??? We don't all think alike and we are not stupid. With all the evidence to the contrary, I am amazed that this belief is still so popular. I personally find that offensive. Much more so because I see this mentality is now affecting my children. A few months ago, my daughter was sitting in the cafeteria with her new friends and one of the girls said in conversation "you know black people are stupid" and then turning to my daughter added "...but not you,(insert my daughter's name)".
It's scary enough when I run into racism by the older generations. When I do, I personally I feel sorry for them. When I hear ignorance like this from kids, I feel sorry for all of us and the future of America.