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US Elections v UK Elitism

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Nov. 3rd, 2008 | 11:58 am
posted by: ockhamsadvocate in political_rage


Well the election is nearly over in the US, and the world might see on Tuesday morning the first Black American President in the world. A lot of my friends are saying that if he doesn't get elected it will prove America is still racist. I think this a ridiculous line of reasoning. The fact that he is leading one of America's largest political parties, and is even in the race for president, shows that America is far more racially progressive than us British snobs like to believe. America has Condeleeza Rice, Colin Powel and Barrack Obama in policy making political positions. Who are their British equivalents? In fact if you wiki African American Politicians you get over 600 entries! I have never seen a non white face in the front row during any of the debates in the Houses of Parliment.

Even without Obama winning the US election, this election has shown that ( when it comes to politics)  the UK has a lot to learn about equal opportunities from America.

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Kengara

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from: kengara
date: Nov. 3rd, 2008 01:55 pm (UTC)
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That makes sense. Now if both major American party candidates were black, and some third-party candidate got elected, your friends might have some reason behind their statement.

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ockhamsadvocate

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from: ockhamsadvocate
date: Nov. 3rd, 2008 02:54 pm (UTC)
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My sentiments exactly!

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lincolnparadox

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from: lincolnparadox
date: Nov. 3rd, 2008 02:37 pm (UTC)
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If Obama loses, either do to vote tampering or general racism, you are going to watch American urban centers catch on fire as everybody decides to riot like it's 1965.

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