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Submitted by KTM (United States), Jul 3, 2008 at 21:27

SOS, I knew we actually had more in common than differences...I have SO much to say and so little time...I'm in college full time and assignments are due that I need to finish up, but I wanted to answer your last question...

You asked me why did he stay there over the past twenty years...and I would have to say honestly I do not believe what his reverend was saying was all that bad. Think about it...you have lived in a society where the only bad race...are Black people (perhaps Mexicans can relate to a small degree now!) But what he was saying was not far from the truth. We have been lied to, so much has been covered up by our government.

Do me a favor do a google search on "black wall-street"...this story is untold...I am from Tulsa Okla. and I happened to be related to one of the members of the GAP Band...my family was also apart of "the trail of tears"...we (and I say we...meaning humankind) have raised a race of people that were enslaved, and taught that NOTHING they did was right, to include the color of their skin...it will take generations of sifting through the TRUTH for these people to realize that they too come from greatness, that greatness is not just something reserved for white people. (Thank God for DNA because it is opening up doors and windows that need light. In the bible it says "the first shall be last and the last shall be first"...I have always wondered what that means...we were talk that the 1st people on the planet were white, but not accordig to DNA) So what white people and you might see as hating whites or not have patrotism, I would ask you to try to understand in context if you can where this would come from. I live in America and I consider myself proud to be an American, but in truth I am disgusted with how differently blacks are still treated to this day. I am multi-cultural and I say hello to some people and they look at me with disgust for the color of my skin, I have been discriminated against more than I could possibly share...I have applied for jobs and apparently I speak so well over the phone, but when I have arrived for inteviews the interviewer was no longer available, rental property no longer vacant...I think it's easy to make judgements and not understand the context in which they were spoken if you have never experienced the same things!

There's so much that I could talk about and share...I have been doing research on Govt conspiracy theories for over 13 years now...and I have learned more than I ever wanted to know. I have spoken with all types of people and all I can say is...something has got to change!

Obama...on experience...neither him or McCain have Presidential experience...Bush had experience after the 1st 4 years (and I voted for him the 1st time) but how did his experience work out for him? So most presidents do not go into office with expereince...they have life experiences of his or her previous careers, but at best that's it! So I would rather give him at least a chance to see if he can do something different...we already know McCain is going to keep us on the same plane that will eventually crash...and if he wins...I'm sure I will have to leave my 5 year old son and go fight a war that we should not be in!

I appreciate everything that you have said...and I am grateful that we live in a country where we can share our views, but I am still sad that our country is so divided in the 20th century!

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