Monday, February 04, 2008

Can I Have My Change Back: Arab-Americans and Obama’s False Hope

Remi Kanazi is a Palestinian-American poet and writer based in New York City. He is the co-founder of and the editor of the forthcoming anthology of poetry, Poets for Palestine.

At what point does an individual stop supporting the lesser of two evils? The question became particularly important this primary race, as one man ascended to political stardom ostensibly breaking free from the evils of mainstream politics and creating a platform based on hope and change. This transcendent figure is presidential hopeful Barack Obama.

Searching for substantive policy, I began to chip away at Obama’s political posturing, and came to a daunting conclusion: there are a multitude of reasons one shouldn’t vote for Barack Obama, especially those within the Arab-American community.

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