It’s a Friday evening. My roommate and I are in our living room reading the news on our respective devices after having a day filled with grocery shopping, cleaning, and cooking. I know, we would make such great wives. My roommate is still a little annoyed about hearing about Romney’s remarks about the birther movement when at a rally in Michigan. She had previously brought up the idea earlier in the car: “Let’s make a video in response to this! I am ready to be a young person involved in this. Let’s make political propaganda!”
These are obviously not the exact words, but you get the point.
So, it is evening time. We do some planning and prop my camera on the tripod ready to show the world our opinion. It ended up looking like this:
We submitted it to iReport on CNN and on YouTube. This isn’t the funny part. We of course got a backlash of racism against white people and Elisabeth because she was a foreign-born. No lie!
To which she responded elsewhere:
Yes. Yes, he proved the point exactly. You cannot tell the citizenship or birthplace of a person due to what they look like. Yes, different ethnicities have visual trends or phenotypes but ultimately you cannot.
And this person from our iReport link who follows my dad:
Like, really? He practically secretes his racism in the post!
Other responses proceeded to tell us we were buying into this racism against other skin tones because people are nowhere near this racist in America! We are progressive. We see beyond skin color. HAHAHAH. Who are you?
Then, there were those who proceeded to talk about Obama’s background like they know everything.
So in response to all of this I simply rolled my eyes. In this great nation of ours during an election year, we decide to bicker on the birth certificate of a presidential candidate who has already been doing his service for four years instead of the actual problems in our country. Drop it already. We cannot afford to be simple-minded children right now.