Is Brother Barack One of Us?
The media tell us over and over “YES,” that Barack Obama is a Brother. In fact he is the very First Brother to have accomplished this or that accomplishment in America. But is he really a Brother? I do not know the answer, I am only asking. Is a Brother anyone with dark skin, or is a Brother a unique person in American history? Is a Brother someone whose family truly experienced the African-American diaspora, survived the voyages of slave ships, the centuries of bondage and servitude, the era of Jim Crow and white racism and marched on with Dr. Martin Luther King? If so, then how does Barack come into the Brotherhood? His mother was white and her lineage goes so far back into Colonial Maryland that Obama is actually descended from Vice President Dick Cheney’s French Huguenot ancestor. Barack Obama was raised by his mother’s white family. His father, a well-educated black native of a faraway African country, was not an American, and Obama saw him only once in his life after the age of two.
Is Brother Barack the fulfilment of Martin Luther King’s Dream?
In 1963, Martin Luther King described his dream: “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.” Is having Barack Obama as the Democrat candidate for President of the United States the fulfilment of Dr. King’s dream? Well … is Barack Obama being judged and praised for the “content of his character?” If so, what do we know of his character, as he has not been on the national stage for very long?
Or is Obama being judged and praised for the “color of his skin?”