I'm almost ashamed to call myself a part of the human race. The prejudice that is so rampant now concerning President Elect Obama is just sickening. Although I have some doubts about him being the right person to do the job...I don't think anybody should disrespect him in the way they are. People are sending text messages (Russell gets them on his phone) with jokes such as this....The statue of Liberty is now going to be replaced with Aunt Jemima. I won't go into the other jokes because many are downright nasty and the people spreading them around are nothing but ignorant and clueless people. I've even heard some jokes about him at work and you know what ? All these jokes are racially motivated. The only thing I think that should matter is if the person can do the job...and not what color they are.
People say we have come so far from the days of slavery, bigotry and hatred. Well when people act the way they are now acting....I don't see that we've come that far at all. When we can't treat a fellow human being the same as ourselves simply because of their skin color then something is seriously wrong.
Vent over. Thank you for reading. Responses are welcome.
****Edited to Add****
Some of these people spreading this hatred around actually call themselves Christians. They are not following the teachings of Jesus which can be summed up in a two words. Love Everyone.