In a recent article, The Bitch or The Black?!: The Politics of Division, we examined our national cultural prejudices in the light of settling new history in America: What would happen if we had the first Black president or the first female president?
We wondered together there if Hillary or Barack would fly or fail.
Today, I want to ask you a different question and have you provide your social and cultural analysis.
Which will come first as President of the United States — a Muslim president or a Native American president?
You must pick one and defend your argument and I chose those examples
for a provocative purpose: Are we more scared of the future familiar or
of a devastated disgraced past?
Do we reach forward as a nation beyond our current terror for satisfaction and satiety or do we pull back into history to restore the connection to the land and sky
that defined the true settlers of America?
Those are your choices.
Please do not change the dynamic of that dyad when you comment.
I realize Muslims today are misunderstood and feared and I also know — through the stinging and delightful conversation on this Urban Semiotic blog — that on many Reservations today, gang life has taken over the childhood ideals and the adult dreams of the original Native American tribes.
Your view on this matter is appreciated and will certainly prove interesting.