Something about news on Barack Obama bothers me when I hear it broadcast and that is that broadcasters keep repeating that he’s an African-American man. Over and over, he’s repeated that his mother is white and his father is black. Now I know that southern people have always said that if there’s an ounce of black in your blood, then you’re considered African-American. And that may be so but he’s also got an ounce of white blood too. So, is he considered white?
Maybe I look at things simplistically but possibly all of us should look further than skin deep. Like your mother always said, “Beauty is more than skin deep.” Spirit, which is housed under all that skin, is really the same color. We’re all part of God and as such, underneath it all, are individuals with spirit.
Next on my agenda about Americans is simply this. Told you I’m being simplistic but if you can give me a reason why I shouldn’t believe in this manner, I’ll be glad to consider it. America is made up of multi-racial, multi-gender, multi-ethnicity peoples but once they make the decision to become American, we’re one people under God. And that phrase kind of scares me too, sometimes. It’s not that I have a problem with being one people under God but it’s that, perhaps, as a people we think we know God so well that He/She is telling us to take over another’s country just to make them believe as we do. That, in my estimate, is a shame and make’s God sad.
But back to my point, in being American, you are American first. There are no divisions. I can’t speak for the rest of the world but this is just a thought. Being white or African-American, or Chinese American further divides this great country as it does with any. Pride of country and ethnicity is a good thing as long as it unifies.
Just some of my thoughts. Would be glad to hear yours. Oh, and just to let you know, my candidate didn’t make it on the presidential list, which is not unusual.