aefenglommung (aefenglommung) wrote,

Just a thought

In 1975, Frank Robinson became the first African-American Manager in Major League Baseball. It was a historic moment, but Robinson himself put things in better perspective. The moment when true equality had come to MLB, he said, would be when he became the first black manager to be fired.

Today, black coaches and managers are hired and fired without anyone giving it a second thought beyond whether or not they can produce a winner. Ain't America great?

So: we've just elected our first black President. But true political progress will have been made when Obama is thrown out of office by the voters. Let's hope that it happens on schedule in 2012. And then we can drop the whole issue of race as a distraction.

"Yes, we can!"

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