Recently I read a quote from President Obama stating that “Society Needs to Deal Honestly with Issues of Race.” I reread that caption and then read it again. And here is what I have to say about that:
President Obama, here’s the truth: I have no time to care about race; my values are colorblind. I care about quality, integrity, faithfulness, trustworthiness, dependability and things that do not come in colors.
I am a busy woman; I am a daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, aunt, cousin, friend, confidante, advisor, prayer warrior, driver, seamstress, extraordinary cook, task mistress, disciplinarian, home educator, book keeper and much more, believe me.
My grandsons are here in my house every day, and my 92-year old father lives with me. Each day four generations of people (along with dogs and cats) pass through my house. Get the picture? So here is what race means to me: I race to herd the kids to my car, we race down the highway and into the store, I race up and down the aisles, I race to get home-prepared meals on the table for my family, race to get my house cleaned up, race to get the laundry done….. Get it? How is that for honesty about race, Mr. President?