Last night America casted their voted and elected Barack Obama back to another term as President of the United States. First thing I would like to say is that I am glad that this election is finally over. This whole election year has been a trite hindrance to my life. Yes I said it my life! And I know I can’t be the only one who feels that way! People seemed to be way too invested into this election to the point of becoming maniacal. After the election was all said in done I realized that some people reactions to these elections with Barack Obama have an eerie similarity to people’s reactions to the OJ Simpson verdict. Some black people are too damn happy about Barack and some white people too damn mad about Barack being elected POTUS.
If any of you were on twitter last night you probably saw the highest amount of hate being thrown at the Barack Obama. And I am not just talking about hate like The Luniz said but also hate Mississippi Burning 1956 style. If you thought the hate was serious when people went to see The Hunger Games and found out one of their favorite characters was black or attacks against Joel Ward the black hockey player for the Washington Capitals who scored a series clinching goal in the Stanley Cup playoffs was bad. This was nothing of the people upset last night about Barack Obama winning the election. Remember how people were mad when OJ got off! Some white people are that mad. You have people like Donald Trump proclaiming that the election was a travesty of justice and a fraud for the American people. Then on the other side you have students at the U. Mississippi aka Ole Miss who took to the streets to riot over Barack Obama being elected( If you have been an avid reader of FATC you know my feelings on some students at schools like Ole Miss).
One question I have: You really that mad?
Just like the OJ Simpson case is Barack being elected isn’t a world ending thing. And all of those people who claimed they were moving to Canada if Barack was elected damn well knew they weren’t going to anywhere. This man was not elected by Black people he was elected by the WHOLE country to be the leader of this country.
Then on the other hand just like the OJ Simpson trial black people are bit too damn happy about Barack winning. Remember how overly happy some black folk were when the OJ Simpson verdict was handed down. People were pop lockin’ in the streets of Compton all the way to Flatbush Blvd. While I understand Black America’s sigh of relief that one black man “allegedly” won in the judicial system. But, was all of that celebration needed for Orenthal James Simpson?
When it comes to Barack Obama’s victory I like many other people were happy that Barack was able to defeat Mitt “Say Anything 2012″ Romney but are some of y’all too damn happy? We have people doing all kinds of celebration parties and events all week but when does all the celebration become overkill? Some black people are acting as if black people are the ones who got him elected just like we had a hand in OJ getting off. Barack is a great model for black culture as a whole but he just isn’t “our” man. He is the country’s man as well. Black, white, Asian, and a heavy Hispanic contingent of people worked to get the man re-elected.
One question I have: Why are you so damn happy?
Barack Obama has been elected to another term and that’s great and all but there still is work that needs to be done in America. Barack being elected doesn’t mean a damn if we don’t engage change in the community. Face it Barack is never going to be like Alpo or Nino Brown passing out Turkey’s in the hood. We have a serious issue with violence in Chicago and many other urban communities that need to address (Shout out to Occupy The Hood), unemployment, AIDS among black women, along with a host of other problems. Like I said before there is nothing wrong with the celebration but just don’t be only about the partyin and bullshittin.
As you can see some people are overacting just like they did with the OJ trial and results. At the end of the day just like the OJ trial didn’t mean a damn and didn’t affect our lives. This election won’t mean a damn either until we can come to some form of racial equity as well as being agents of change in our own personal lives and circles. That will be the change that Barack spoke about back in 2008.
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