I am writing this post during halftime of the SuperBowl. There has been a plethora of press about the fact that this is the First time there is not 1 but 2 African American HEAD Coaches in the Superbowl… All day coverage was available… stats, details, memories… and while i am not knocking this tradtion, i know about it, because it was on at my house… i have to wonder about the fact that we are still so slow to recognize the value of a human life… any life…color, ethnicity, geography aside…
My favorite comment came when one pro football player said, “I look forward to the day when this fact is not Noteworthy! When we have 2 coaches going to the Superbowl and the story is far bigger than their race!” I share his sentiment!
I am thrilled that Tony Dungy and Lovie Smith are coaching the Colts and Bears respectively and that they received the position of Head coach because they are deserving! The fact that they are African Americans is, in my humble opinion, about time!!!
As I watched the commentary, i was sad that we are still catching up from a sad and sordid history of prejudice that resulted in oppression. Prejudice that quite honestly, continues today in areas of ethnicity, religion, and skin color.
Osama Barak is pursuing the Democratic Presidential Nomination! I am currently reading his book the Audacity of Hope. And I am weary of the question, “Is America ready for an African American President?” That is the Wrong question.
just a thought…
btw: Go COLTS!!!
Been a Colts fan since i grew up in MD and they were the Baltimore Colts, long ago! 😉