Obama's re-election could
be hampered by the issue of racial prejudice. But at least they give a
black man the chance. Could one find something similar in Europe? Never.
Sunday, 28 October 2012
As it emerged on Saturday that the Race for the American presidency has
been reduced to being decided based on race of the actors not what
their plans for the future of the country hold, we here on Scandinavian
companies and market, though worried about the effects of racism, we
praise the American people for being exemplary and far different from
If Obama was born and brought up in Europe, just as many bright black
people living in the countries that make up Europe, he would never have
been known because the types of opportunities and the ways the
Americans accept skills and human beings is far advanced and
civilised that here in Europe.
All over Europe, and particularly here in Sweden the newspaper are full
with report about how the first black American president, Barack Obama,
though still strongly liked could be voted out of office not because he
has done a pretty bad job and not because he has presented a poor plan
for the future. No. He might be voted out of office because of the
colour of his skin.
We accept that racism is still rise on America and even in 2008. There
were those who voted against him just because he has a drop of black
blood in him
This came after a recent survey conducted and presented on Saturday by
the Associated Press (AP) showed that a poll conducted recently found,
"51 percent of Americans now express explicit anti-black attitudes,
compared with 48 percent in a similar 2008 survey."
According to AP, "Overall, the survey found that by virtue of racial
prejudice, President Obama could lose 5 percentage points off his share
of the popular vote in his Nov. 6 contest against Republican challenger
Mitt Romney, " reports Huffington post.
The Huffington post reports blog titled "Racial Prejudice in 2012"
reports that the 2012 presidential election campaign has been
disappointing especially the view that if President Barack Obama was
white it is likely he would be on his way to a landslide victory.
The blog post on Huffington post analysed some of the strong problems
President Obama inherited which it described as "a disastrous mess."
"When he entered office the economy was shrinking at 9 percent annually
due to the Bush Recession. About 800,000 Americans were losing jobs
The banking system was on the verge of collapse, the housing market was
a disaster, and the American car industry was dying. The country was
engaged in two difficult and costly wars, both in lives and resources,
with no end in sight. Meanwhile, Osama bin Laden, the leader of Al
Qaeda, and mastermind of the worst attack on U.S. soil, continued to
plot against America and its allies, writes Huffingtom Post.
However, the new president, immediately started facing fierce partisan
opposition, but signed into law the Recovery Act, a.k.a. the stimulus
package. Although it was smaller than he originally proposed, most
economists credit it with righting the stalling economy, which also
benefited his republican rivals such as his now strong critic, Paul
Ryan who will the vice president, should Mitt Romney wins.
Among other, the president also signed tough banking reform legislation
to assure a similar crisis would not occur. He bailed out the American
auto companies over the objections of many Republicans, including
Governor Mitt Romney, who wrote in a New York Times op-ed piece that
they should be allowed to go bankrupt. The auto bailout saved one
million jobs, and now the industry is vibrant again.
Then the president also want on the pass the Affordable Health Care Act
what is known as the Obama care, that tried to clean the shambolic
American healthcare system by making health care more affordable and
accessible to all Americans,
Besides all these are his desire to improve of the American image
abroad, as well as many other achievements, it looks like he did not do
enough to enable him easy access to a second term. Unemployment is
still high, one of the most troubling issue in his presidency but
his opponents have time and again blocked his attempt to solve this
problem by refusing in congress to sign his jobs bill.
Many Americans know that Obama is a great leader and the one who could
turn the economy around but his race now stand on the way. Reports hold
that racial prejudice actually increased in America over the past four
years with an African American in the White House, a president who has
rarely raised the issue of race.
Whether Obama wins or looses, America has still stood out as a leading
country in the world where dreams can me made. Here in Europe just
getting a job as a black person is so hard. In Sweden for example, the
path of a black person is designed from primary school. Sports, drama,
cleaning jobs are the areas that are designed for any person not having
a western sounding name to shift to. All the countries in Europe would
feel very uncomfortable having a person of colour making progress -
economically, politically or socially.
In the UK, driving a nice car, the police will stop you and ask for
your papers to prove that you own the car and then they will ask to
know what you do in real life. Business start-ups among the black
people in Europe are almost zero and one factor is lack of access to
capital. In the UK recently, it was shown that the majority of black
youths are unemployed even though many of them have academic
So, Obama being the first black president in the USA, it shows that
American is far advanced than most of the so called old Europe. Even if
he is not re-elected, it has show that all the wonderful black
entrepreneurs and stars that have appears to us here in Europe and all
the great things that America has given us, they have a better
sense of humanity than the so-called progressive Europe.
By Scancomark.com / Editorial team
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