* This convo happened between me and my American friend E, right around the time Obama clinched the nomination, but before he ruined things by kissing AIPAC ass*
Me: So Obama finally won the nomination. No more Hillary.
E: About damn time.
Me: True. Now, I have a question: Can affirmative action be used By Obama in this election?
E: Shut it.
Me: No, for real.. i mean he is applying for a job, and it's him versus a white dude. Does he get extra votes for being black?
E: Dude, you are being stupid. Shut up!
Me: Ok, fine, but what if he and McCain split the electoral college votes equally, does he then get some extra votes?
E: NO. He wouldn't, and you know it. Stop it!
Me: Ok, fine. Seriously now. If Obama wins, is there still an argument for affirmative action? I mean, if he wins the majority of the votes, then it could be argued that the majority of the country isn't racist, right? And if this is the case, then the racists have become a minority, so a government policy to combat nationwide racism against Blacks- with the presence of a Black President in Office- would no longer be necessary, no?
E: Nope, you are wrong!
Me: How do you figure?
E: Because he is not the descendant of slaves.
E: He is not Black. He is African.
Me: You know, I could actually see this argument being used and working!
E: Of course it would.
Me: Only in America, ehh?
E: God Bless it!