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