Friday, November 12, 2004

An African-American accustomed to voting Democratic or Independent writes, "Why blacks should give Bush a chance." His conclusion:
Ideally, as many, if not more black Americans would vote Republican as Democratic. A party that respects us—by granting us the human privilege of self-empowerment—is the one that deserves our vote, regardless of whether or not that party gives evidence of thoroughly "liking" us. Our challenge is to achieve for ourselves, whether liked or not. If this is not an "authentically black" position to adopt, then the concept of black "authenticity" has become decidedly too abstract for me to grasp.
(Via La Shawn Barber.)