Saturday, February 10, 2007
I'm With Obama!
Now that Barack Obama has decided to put his hat in the ring, I'm with him. But beyond this, I think this is going to be the death knell for the Civil Rights leaders who have ably led our community for so long. For many of them, they are now at a crossroads. Do they allow jealousy over Obama's ascendency to put them on the wrong side of history, or do they get on board? There's going to be a lot of pressure from the Hillary Clinton camp to be loyal to the ex-president, but there comes a time when you have to support one of your sons. Unfortunately, I think a lot of black Civil Rights leaders will actively (and in some cases subtly) work against Obama in order to limit his support. And they will probably guarantee their demise. African American Gen Xer's are having their moment, and if the black Civil Rights boomers don't understand it or work with it, they'll be left behind.