Friday, January 25, 2008

Picture This...

I participate in the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) listserv. If you don't know about SNCC, go here:

SNCC history site
SNCC Wikipedia entry
Civil Rights Movement Veterans

Probably not surprisingly, many former civil rights movement activists are supporting Obama's candidacy and have been disappointed to see the destructive racial politics thrown his way recently. With all the negative stuff, one person wanted to send a more positive reminder of what an Obama candidacy can mean, particularly within the black community. Take a good look at the photo above and read what she had to say:

I realize that some folks are supporting Hillary Clinton and if you are you need to read this.

The attached photo inspired me to turn off my clock and sit down and write this to you. To me this photo is a picture of a strong black man who, in the face of a setback, is cherishing a moment with the support of a strong black woman who is 100% behind him. Together they are making history. This is the America I want to live in. This is what our families should be like and can be like.

If this photo moved you the way it moved me, forward it to every black person you know...

Please spread the word...

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