Will there ever be a Mauritian Obama?

Mr Barak Obama is going to be the Democrat candidate at the next presidential elections in the US. Mr Obama can be described as an “African American” (12.2% of US population are African American according to wikipedia –http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Demographics_of_the_United_States) his dad being an African and he still managed to secure the place of Democrat candidate! If he had not managed to secure the Democratic spot, it would have been Hillary Clinton, a woman that would have been selected.

Change of country: let take the same scenario and see how that story would unfold in a Mauritian surrounding. Eh… well there would not have been a story at all since the same thing currently defies imagination.

Of course, officially there’s no rule forbidding anyone from a minority to run for Prime Minister but I don’t see it happening anytime soon. Someone (whose name I won’t mention) said: Will the french accept someone of Algerian descent as president and when quizzed about Obama he said well he’s not president! Of course, he’s noooooooooooot racist. He just doesn’t like someone from another community than his own being the leader and he certainly is noooooooot a racist. Well well how do you call that then?


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Definition of racism from answers.com:

  1. The belief that race accounts for differences in human character or ability and that a particular race is superior to others.
  2. Discrimination or prejudice based on race.

2 responses to “Will there ever be a Mauritian Obama?

  1. Hi Pascal!

    This is a hot issue and depends on the how we do things for elections. In Mauritius, we’ve had recent elections in 2005 which proved that communism is still well founded in our society. Many may not agree. That’s just one theory why MSM/MMM lost. Will we vote for MSM/MMM next time? Only history will prove us if Mauritians have changed minds and under what circumstances.

    What has happened in the US is remarkable and surely will form part of a stepping stone in US’ and world’s history. It’s gonna be interesting to see whether such may happen again in the US and in other parts of the world.

  2. My dear Dilraj

    I wish you could enlighten us on what you think happened during the 2005 national elections. Also do not forget on what grounds our independence was fought during the tumultuous 1960s.

    Sometimes we hear the following: “Like votes for like & he is a racist”. Such comments always emanate from minorities. So, I should also consider a minority a racist because he insists that minorities are discriminated against by the majority and the latter should do otherwise… That’s democracy!

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