This from Electronic Village:
Did you see where school officials down in Mississippi threatened children with expulsion from busses and classrooms if they uttered the word, "Obama"?
I imagine that there are still some folks who will have difficult time dealing with a Black president. I imagine it will hurt some of the officials and judges that run federal buildings and federal courtrooms when they have to place a portrait photo of the incoming president on the walls.
From the original:
On Thursday, the Pearl Schools superintendent said that a school bus driver and a coach were disciplined for allegedly telling students not to say President-elect Barack Obama’s name.
Guess some people, like the little newspaper in TX that didn't even print the news of Obama's election (apparently they didn't know Texas was part of the United States?), think we are still in the late 1800's, there isn't a recession, and they weren't descended from Adam or Eve in Africa. And why does any African heritage automatically cause a person to be "black" but any European heritage doesn't cause them to be in any sense "white" or even "multi-racial"??? Obviously, being "black" is much stronger than being "white". And preferable. Otherwise, why would you want the numbers of "black" to increase? Because it's a matter of survival of the fittest, and being "black" must mean more "fit" - except those in Mississippi are in denial of the confusion in their own actions. Maybe like Sarah Palin, they think Africa is a nation, somewhere between Fiji and India. Isn't that where the Indians come from?
What better role model for all students could there be than Barack Obama - and his family?
Good news about the racists, though. They are shrinking, vastly outnumbered by everybody else. There has never been such an outpouring of admiration and excitement as leaders and people all over the world embrace the name, and the man, Barack Obama.