This is something that is really beginning to irritate me. When people see a black man who is about his business and confident in who is they call him arrogant or cocky, but when a white man acts the same way he is called confident... I mean by no means is Barack Obama perfect, but the fact that he is running his campaign very well and is on the way to be the first African American president of the United States he is now being called arrogant??? Are you serious??? He has defeated one of the power house families in American government, he has raised more money than any other individual canidate, and he has been able to give Americans hope that they thought they had lost...I feel he has every right to be confident that he is doing a great job.
The republican party is stooping to low tactics to descredit him. I mean you can disagree on the issues(which I thought the elections was about) without attacking a man's character. McCain is now harping on the fact that he is the underdog...which in some respects is true...but he still has the upperhand. I don't remember the state or the man's name, but I remember my mother and aunt telling me about an election for governor, I think it was in California, where all the major polls had an African American Male running for governor or mayor leading by a landslide....but on election day he lost by a landslide. All the people who said they were going to vote for him in public voting against him in private....makes you think. I am not saying this is going to happen, but makes you think.
I have referred most to the presidential campaign, but I do think this is an issue that is prevelant in all professions in today's society. I think society has a tendency to dog black men...it needs to stop. Sometimes I feel that I can be an optimist and hope for the best in every situation, but I do feel that black men need to be uplifted an praised for all the good things that they do. All black men are not bad and all white men are not good. When someone is on top of the game and doing well they have every right to be confident, but I do feel society views confidence differently for different people....just some of my thoughts