Words of the Week
I don't have that much more to say about Barack Obama. I will defer to someone who was a much better writer, the late Juan Santos.
"Obama plays the role
of a Black Cinderella. He does for Black folks what Cinderella does for
girls. He shows that oppression and silence can be good for you – at least if you are the one the prince chooses, or if you are the one who gets to be
the prince. It’s total fantasy. It’s a glass slipper that will break at
the arch and be turned on us like a broken beer bottle or a
jagged-edged knife; the same knife Obama has threatened to turn on the
people of Iran and Pakistan."
Juan Santos, Fourth World