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Correcting the record of President-elect Obama

Alton H.Maddox | , Jr. | 4/12/2011, 4:34 p.m.

Booker T. Washington made a similar argument at the Cotton States Exposition in Atlanta in 1895.His speech was not only aimed at this country's immigration policy, but it was also his offer to surrender the social and political right of Blacks. A year later, the Supreme Court agreed.

Even if Lincoln had not been assassinated, he would have, nonetheless, failed in joining together a divided nation because his plan was to exclude Blacks. Hopefully, Obama will not make the same mistake. Black soldiers saved the Union, and Black votes launched Obama into the White House.

It is amazing that Lincoln and Obama have sought to cement the separatist politics of Hamilton and Jefferson. Two men of African ancestry divided the country, and two men of African ancestry pledged to unite it. A leopard cannot change its spots. Red states and blue states are, respectively, code words for Confederate States of America and "Federalist States of America." United States of America is a misnomer. The election of Obama shows that whites can vote their interests while retaining their ideologies. Nov. 19--UAM weekly forum at the Elks Plaza, 1068 Harriet Tubman Avenue (Fulton Street) near Classon Avenue in Brooklyn at 7:30 p.m.

Admission is free. Dec. 6--Alton Maddox and Dr. Leonard Jeffries will conduct an "Advanced Seminar on Critical Thinking and

Systems Analysis" at City College in the NAC Building, 141st Street and Convent Avenue in Harlem. For admission information, call (718) 834-9034.

See: www.reinstatealtonmaddox.net for "Truth and Reconciliation Commission," "Black Solidarity Day," "A Political Guide to Election Day 2008," "Election Day: A Family Affair in New York" and "Emergency Plan for Election Day 2008