Obama. Apparently He's Black.

Posted by : Rob Stevens | Friday, November 07, 2008 | Published in

OK, politics is something I generally stay well away from, and is totally away from the sort of things I normally rant about on here, but the amount of media commentary on a particular subject over the last few days is driving me nuts.

So, the new US president is black. Why all the fuss? We have the BBC asking "can Britain elect a black leader", we have "mass outrage" at comments from the Italian prime minister (who seems a bit nuts anyway, but that's by the by). Who Cares!? What precisely has the colour of the guys skin got to do with how well he runs the worlds most bizarre country? He could be fucking purple with green spots for all it matters. As long as he's better for the world in general than Bush then WHO CARES!!!?! Is this not all a bit racist in itself? Are we not past the stage where skin colour is in any way relevant to anything and should even be mentioned or considered? The only thing that all of this highlights is the slightly worrying fact that this is still an issue. GAH!

Rant over :P

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