Those of you who know me well, know I always post informative and educational inspirational work, no matter who has written that work. Ms. 90 Degrees to the Left has posted work by Mr. Tim Valentine which is some of the best writing about MLK and President Obama I have read in a long time.
Thank you Mr. Tim Valentine for writing this, and thank you Ms. 90 Degrees to the Left for re-posting Mr. Valentine’s work.
Originally posted on 90 Degrees to the Left:
Those of you that follow my blog know that I never post material that is not my own… But I was so touched by this beautifully written piece, that I felt compelled to share it with you.You can find out more about Mr. Valentine at http://tavalentine.com. Enjoy!
ValidationBy: Tim Valentine
What it means to me as a Black man, a father of 3 boys to see President Obama in terms of race is simply VALIDATION of what I always knew about myself.
Everyone may not fully comprehend this validation in the same spirit as I and others like myself, speaking specifically of minorities, which includes women of any race as well. But for me it says that all of the unconscious discrimination and sociocultural obliviousness I’ve experience by the hands of Conservative White men and on rare occasion so-called Liberal White men as well may be a barrier…
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