Wednesday, November 08, 2006
I'm usually more into pop than politics, but the Meltingpot has to give big ups to the citizens of Massachusetts for electing Deval Patrick, as governor. For those of you who might not know, Patrick is the first Black governor of Massachusetts and only the second Black governor in the entire history of this country. (Does anybody know who the other one was/is?)
Sometimes I get a little irritated when people make a big deal out of the first Black person title, like we need a special slap on the back for doing something White people have been doing all along. But I think this victory is different because it's more indicative of people's changing attitudes than anything Mr. Patrick has said or done. I mean Patrick could be Jesus Christ himself, but if he was a colored man in a racist state, nobody would give him the time of day. To me, Patrick's win means the people of Massachusetts really followed Dr. King's advice and judged Patrick on the content of his character and not the color of his skin.
Now if we could all just remember that when Senator Obama steps into the light in '08!