I don’t agree with most of Hillary Clinton’s political positions. Hillary describes herself as a “Modern Progressive”. She must think adding the “Modern” makes Progressivism sound less socialist.
I do agree with something she recently said in one of her pre-Presidential campaign speeches. She said, “Anyone that does not think race plays a role in elections is not paying attention.” I totally agree because if President Obama did not carry over 90% of the black vote in his last two elections, he loses by a landslide. If over 90% of the white vote voted against Obama, he loses by an even greater landslide. Since these are the facts, were these elections racist? Some people will say pointing out these facts is politically incorrect or even racist.
Should blacks vote for blacks? Should espainics vote for espainics? Should whites vote for whites? This is wrong, but is clearly happening with some minorities.
After President Obama was elected, I heard many people say, “Isn’t it nice we have a black President.” This political situation is very dangerous because the candidate’s character and positions now become irrelevant. Personally, I could care if President Obama is white, black, yellow, green, or purple. Who is he, what are his qualifications, and what does he stand for? That is what should be important. I really get mad when I hear people called racist because they disagree with him.
Race is a touchy subject, as most honest discussions about race are considered politically incorrect. This is interesting because minorities ask for open discussions, but often only want a one-sided discussion. They sometimes seem to want to proclaim their positions and demands with no discussion.
Everyone has prejudices based on their personal experiences. This is normal and maybe even good. It may be part of our life’s learning experiences. A prejudice may not be racist. We have to stop using race in politics. We must concentrate on the real issues facing this country.