Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Racism in America

WASHINGTON—African-American man Barack Obama, 47, was given the least-desirable job in the entire country Tuesday when he was elected president of the United States of America. In his new high-stress, low-reward position, Obama will be charged with such tasks as completely overhauling the nation’s broken-down economy, repairing the crumbling infrastructure, and generally having to please more than 300 million Americans and cater to their every whim on a daily basis. As part of his duties, the black man will have to spend four to eight years cleaning up the messes other people left behind. The job comes with such intense scrutiny and so certain a guarantee of failure that only one other person even bothered applying for it. Said scholar and activist Mark L. Denton, “It just goes to show you that, in this country, a black man still can’t catch a break.”

Source: The Onion.

8 comments:

Josh said...

Brilliant! I love the Onion.

Have you seen this?
http://www.theonion.com/content/video/voting_machines_elect_one_of

Zany said...

No I hadn't seen that. Thanks for the link :D. "Voters find colours appealing."

Have you seen the one about obssessive voters? Do you watch the Daily Show with Jon Stewart? They poked fun of the recent election obsession. They were wondering, what people would talk about now Obama is President-elect.

Islamoblogger said...

Gotta love The Onion. They always have something funny to say. But, if you look past the comedy, i find what they post is quite the commentary on the world's state of affairs.

http://islamoblog.blogspot.com

Zany said...

I agree with you. But now the Bush years are almost done, where the real news (Fox News) looked satirical, "fake" news sources like the Onion, SNL, and Comedy Central would have to work a little harder. Bush had made their lives too easy =).

changetheworld360 said...

Ha ha! Very clever. =)

Islamoblogger said...

Let's hope they have to work hard, that means everyone is doing their job, and stupidity and cronyism is on the decline.

http://islamoblog.blogspot.com

Maria Sondule said...

Yes, this is an interesting take on it. I hope Obama is a good president... I fear that if he is not, people might be biased against black candidates in the future.
And if he does well, it might be the other way around, but oh well.

Zany said...

I am hopeful :). Thanks for your comments.