I take issue with this.
What no one is able to comprehend, especially black people, is that the election is not about skin color. It is about choosing the best person to run the strongest country in the world during extremely troubling times. It's about selecting a person smart enough, wise enough, honest enough, strong enough to maintain the integrity of the office and of this country. It is not about the rise of the black man - and woman - through repression, depression and suppression.
You see, being black means you are a member of a minority, and that means there are far fewer people with black skin than with any other color of skin currently residing in this country. There are far more people with white skin that are repressed, depressed and suppressed - by 80% or more. Why is it that having black skin entitles you to more recognition, status, opportunities and legitimacy than anyone else? It's almost as if you, as a people, have bitched and moaned so much that you are enjoying far more by doing far less than anyone else has to.
Superville says that Michelle Obama "embodies the hopes and dreams of millions of black women, like me, who quietly have longed for the day when we'd see one of our own where Michelle Obama is now — this close (fingers pinched!) to measuring the White House for draperies and picking out a new china pattern."
Millions of black women? One of our own? What? What about all the other women with various colors of skin? And, since we all live in America, and we're all supposed to be Americans, why should it be acceptable that the Obamas can only be yours and not all of ours? By the way, it is a complete waste of time, effort and ridiculous amounts of money to redecorate the White House every four years! Not only that, it is an overwhelmingly superficial, inconsequential aspect of the supposed 'lofty status' of a president's wife. Is that all she plans to do if her husband is elected?
As long as you bleed red blood when cut, have bowel movements and have to urinate, you are no different - and certainly not more superior - than anyone else. What counts is, again, intelligence, wisdom, maturity, humility, patience, and all the rest of the attributes of a Damned Good Person; none of which have a damned thing to do with the color of your skin.
That race is so important to Obama means that he is working from a self-imposed, insurmountable deficit, and one that makes him an unwise choice to lead a country with an ethnically diverse yet predominately white citizenship. Until he and his wife can get over the fact that they have darker skin than the majority, he is unfit to lead this country.