the story in the Denver Post, I wanted to whip out a fresh 2010 race card for obvious reasons. But then I read that the above image wasn't racist because as one conservative blogger put it - Rush Limbaugh was a shoe shine boy himself!
Cool, I think I'll hold on to my race card and save it for another one of those pre-postracial faux pas; oh trust me, somebody is gonna mess up like that pretty soon - not everyone received the memo on our post-racialness. Besides, this was photo and email was circulated in Denver Colorado. Recently he was a depicted as a Muslim fella on a billboard ad for a car dealership in that very state. When you consider that "certain people" are on edge because of the actions of one of Obama's Nigerian cousins. I guess being depicted as a shoe shine boy makes him safer and less of a threat to national security. Yep, and black people can actually sleep better at night as a result. That's unless his shoe shine station isn't in an airport...
At any rate, black people, please don't let this offend you; uh-huh, I know how stuff like this gets youse people fired up. Trust me, the last thing we need is a million man march inspired by this photo. Besides, the lady who sent the email happens to be a Registered Democrat and unlike those crazy racist teabaggers, she's cool, right? Black men especially should look to this image as a source of inspiration. With the current unemployment rate of black males, maybe, just maybe, black men going back to those days to make a buck might not be a bad idea. By today's standards there's no way it can be as demeaning of a job as it once was.
After all, if Barack Obama can do it, why can't any other black man?
Yes We Can?