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    Black Achievers? Wall at Liverpool?s International Slavery Museum


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    I can't help but think that a 'black achievers' wall is slightly patronising. Obviously it matters that Mr. Obama is black but should it? And do we achieve anything by celebrating the fact that he is black?

    Surely we should salute the American populace for putting aside their long-held racism and voting for a decent human being for once.

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    Would we even know about this wall if the president wasn't black?

    Have the Museum seized upon this opportunity to use the president to create interest in the Museum?
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    I think it's really important to acknowledge black achievement. It is an achievement to have a Black President. Black people have few positive role models, generally it's people like Martin Luther King and other dead heroes. For Barack Obama to make it shows kids that anything is possible. Black kids in Liverpool continue to underachieve and having positive role models may help improve their achievements.

    I've seen the Black Achievement Wall and think it's great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by burkhilly View Post

    I've seen the Black Achievement Wall and think it's great.
    That's great, I thought it was something 'new'. I also agree with what you have said.
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    Black Achievers? Wall at Liverpool?s International Slavery Museum

    RECENTLY- installed US President Barack Obama was yesterday added to the Black Achievers? Wall at Liverpool?s International Slavery Museum. Read
    In many ways this is a good idea but surely President Obama isn't black, he's mixed race. In Jamaica, you'll find a hierachy of "blackness" where the less black you are the better you are perceived. I imagine this goes back to the old terms of mulatto, quadroon etc.

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