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I had coffee with a good friend yesterday.  He told me that people (sadly some Christians too) are comparing Obama’s presidency to Hitler.  Yes, the same Hitler that decimated millions of Jews and Gypsies.  Can you believe that?  Are you kidding me?  The comparison is absurd and Obama’s presidency has not even started yet.  However, I also remember this is the handsome cost of being the ‘first and only.’  I have been the first black to hold positions that were historically held by whites.  And I have been the only black in a class or department before.  Blacks in this position are under a high power microscope.  Those in the position of being the “first” or “only” have a lot to prove to his or her critics.  If I felt the pressure, just imagine Obama.  I hope Obama has thick skin; he will need it.

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