#1
Okay, Im going to go on a rant, so hold on.

This years MLK day is bugging me. Not because I hate MLK, but because Barack Obama is getting in on the love. I don't diskile Barack either, its just a little early for him to get credit somehow on this holiday too, for a few reasons.

First, MLK was an amazing leader who totally revolutionized America. He completely changed the way that white Americans think about other races, saying that whites shouldnt look down on other races, but respect them ans treat them the same as yourself, because thats whats fair.

Now, what has Obama done so far? Sure, he's the first non-white president, but Hillary got pretty damn close to that Democratic nommination too. She would have been the first woman as a president, yet the buzz around that I believe would have been much less than the love that Obama's getting.

Second, MLK did'nt really get the chance to be a president or someone in power, he was just a strong voice in America back in the 60's when we needed that voice most.

Now, we need a leader because, honestly, the US is about as in good of a shape as sh it right now. We need someone who can lead us, and theres no garauntee that Barack will be able to do that.

So I guess my question is,
Why is Barack Obama getting treated like today is his holiday?
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#2
obama's election is changing the way people think about race

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#3
Because he's black.

Yeah, I said it.
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Because he's black.

Yeah, I said it.


So was Martin Luther King. But people didnt practically worship him.
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Because he's black.

Yeah, I said it.


This.

MLK revolutionized how people thought of the race and he brought about change. He was black. The holiday, over the years, has become a "talk about being black and race" day, hardly about MLK. Well, the US now has a black president. See the correlation??
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Because he's black.

Yeah, I said it.


+1.
Sorry, but it's the truth.
He hasn't done much of anything yet to warrant the praise that he's getting.
We've yet to see whether or not he'll make a good president.

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#7
Answer: Because tomorrow is the inauguration, numbnuts. That's why Obama's getting all thins attention.
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Screw all my ramblings about the fact that he has yet to do anything hugely significant besides winning the election. He's rightfully being recognized at the moment.

Although I still want him to do something crazy awesome in the next few days (Gitmo perhaps)
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So was Martin Luther King. But people didnt practically worship him.


Yeah they did.
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Because he's black.

Yeah, I said it.



I think I'm going to have to agree.
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Milk day? wtf.

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Answer: Because tomorrow is the inauguration, numbnuts. That's why Obama's getting all thins attention.


This.
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Milk day? wtf.

Edit, ooooooooooh. Yea, he's black, this kinda stuff happens.



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#16
MLK Day, followed by the inauguration of this nation's first black president.

Yeah man.

What's with people being excited about that.
#17
I imagine a lot of people are celebrating the fact that he's the first black president more so than they are celebrating that he's Barack Obama, as it's a huge step forward, whether you like him or not.

I agree that he hasn't a whole lot yet, but he's got a long way to go. I agree that he has a lot to live up to.
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Answer: Because tomorrow is the inauguration, numbnuts. That's why Obama's getting all thins attention.

Completely true, but in general, he doesn't deserve all the worship he's getting yet.
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MLK Day, followed by the inauguration of this nation's first black president.

Yeah man.

What's with people being excited about that.


I have no idea, blackflag49. Hey, your name has the word "black" in it! Why aren't YOU getting the attention?!
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#21
yes him being black has something to do with it....first black president ever? MLK spent his life pleading for equality amongst whites and blacks? these next few days mark the destruction of the barrier of racism between whites and blacks, something MLK dreamed of and something Obama has done..

so yes it's because he's black and because he's getting inaugurated tomorrow.
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I have no idea, blackflag49. Hey, your name has the word "black" in it! Why aren't YOU getting the attention?!


Point and case.
So what, he's black. That automatically means he's Jesus?
I just don't understand some people.
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Point and case.
So what, he's black. That automatically means he's Jesus?
I just don't understand some people.


Sarcasm?
#24
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Point and case.
So what, he's black. That automatically means he's Jesus?
I just don't understand some people.


have you read anything that's been posted here?
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#25
I haven't seen him worshiped as you all are saying. He's spent today remembering MLK and talking to wounded veterans, give him a break.
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Actually no
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