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What don’t some people understand about Martin Luther King’s “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.”? It has always seemed to me as being racist (I’m using this term in the broadest sense to include obsessing on gender, sexual orientation, etc. and not just race) when someone happily informs us that a person belonging to some sociological/biological group has just acquired a position in an institution (or accomplished some feat, for that matter) that was never held by a person in that group before. By drawing attention to this, even though it is meant to draw attention in a positive way, we are inadvertently being asked to judge that person by more than just “the content of his character.” (And if the people in that special group take pride in this, it shows that they are still thinking in terms of sociological/biological group rather than as individuals.)

When Barack Obama was elected President, the only thing I saw was just another individual Bankster puppet. (Would Bankster puppets be considered a group? Hmmm.)

2:29 pm on February 25, 2011