[lit-ideas] Re: August Thoughts on First Black President

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  • Date: Wed, 26 Aug 2015 19:39:58 +0200

On 26 Aug 2015, at 09:50, Donal McEvoy <donalmcevoyuk@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

When [Barack Obama] first addressed the nation he was the first US President
to do so behind a thick wall of bullet-proof glass. Like many others, I
remember thinking 'How sad' - just because he's black and the President of
the United States doesn't mean he's going to pull a gun and shoot anyone.

I hadn't heard or read this spin on the 'bullet-proof glass' issue before (and
somehow find it refreshing - cf. 'dialectic'). Was it really a much-publicized

Chris Bruce,
learning from Christopher Hitchkins
to take a less jaundiced view of America, in
Kiel, Germany
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