For decades white men have been awaiting the evolution of the Black man. Usually stereotyped (by Whites) into such roles as ‘step-and-fetch-it’, submissive post-civil war Negro, or the violent, drug dealing Super Fly. We’ve been treated to the jive talking ever-hip huckster, the daughter raping threat to the community, the black power fisting Black Panther, or the gang banging, good for nothing ghetto dweller.
For decades there were no other images available to represent Black males in America society until recently. The cultural, hard working, intelligent representatives, who should have been role models, such as the Washington Carvers, the Langston Hughes, and the Frederick Douglases were seen as being freaks or abnormalities.
Now, after decades of social advancement, we finally have a Black man who has achieved the heretofore ‘un-thought-of’ by attaining the Presidency of what, at present, is the greatest nation on earth. Not only that, he is articulate, compassionate, sensitive, educated, intelligent, far-sighted, healthy, clean cut and a family man.
Not unlike what many Conservatives claimed to have wanted all these many years in the White House.
Above all Obama understands the needs of normal people regardless of their race. All of the qualities which the White race has wanted to see in a Black man is well represented by Obama. How then, do the White power players react to him now that he has finally taken his place in our society?
“Tear him down!”
“Ruining the country!”
“Send him back home!”
“I hope he fails!”
Hmm. People want something, then when they get it they still aren’t satisfied. After the Black man begins to conform to the expectations of the White race, they, like spoiled children, don’t want him. Should the Afro-American male return to the subcontinent ways of voodoo, witch doctors and playing football without padding? Nope, that would be counter productive.
Instead, they might as well keep moving past White guys putting them down. It wouldn’t take much.