Monday, October 3, 2011

"The White House". Words Might Send Mixed Message

At Rick Perry’s Texas hunting spot, camp’s old racially charged name lingered,  by By Stephanie McCrummen ( The Washington Post, October 1, 2011)

Interesting article that eludes to the fact that Rick Perry is  a "closet" racist. This article really got me thinking:

Maybe President Obama should think about the "signal",  sent to the world, when it is repeated, time and time again, that he is the occupant of The White House.  This label might be offensive to some blacks, and it is this small majority that we need to protect. It is understandable that the words, The White House, might give some persons the impression that only white persons can occupy this house. Obama, being half white and half black,  might  give rise to the mistaken impression that the only reason for him occupying, The White House, is because of the white side of his heritage. I believe that so as not to send a confused message to this minority of blacks, Obama should immediately paint, The White House,  some shade of beige so as to send a positive message of neutrality and inclusiveness. 
Lord Howard Hurts   

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