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Published:June 2nd, 2010 10:03 EST
You Can't Have Alabama

You Can't Have Alabama

By Angela Kocsis

It was a feat like no other the night Barack Obama took the stage to accept his reign as President of these United States.   For many Americans this was stride.   This was progress.  This was exactly what we`d fought for since long, long ago.   We had done it finally.   The nation rejoiced.  Some wept.  Others felt indifference.   Mostly, though, we rejoiced.  We had made history at last.   Great change was coming.    We had a black president, finally.   

Thousands filled the streets, tears streaming from their eyes, feeling a renewed sense of hope inside of this monumental moment, and I too found myself swept up in the frenzy.    I felt so glorious to be alive in such a time of opportunity.    The last few centuries have found us in a historical struggle against supremacy.   That night, our collective voices rose, and we saw with clear eyes the absolute power of the people.   It was indeed an empowering, overwhelming surge of true emotions.

We gave our country their black president, commenced to arguing that he wasn`t really black, he was bi-racial, and therefore white folks should get some credit too.    He wasn`t really THAT dark, but he was dark enough.    Unlike Artur Davis who was just too black for Alabama, even for the fine black voters of the state.  

Davis was denied the support of Alabama`s largest black political groups as they vied for grace on the side of the white Republican candidates.   It seems a chance to make history once again with the nation`s first black, Democratic governor has slipped between the voting fingers. 

You can have the country, but you can`t have Alabama. "

Oh, Alabama, shame on you.