IceBuckets saidAgreed. "Man of the year" implies he did something intentional or good. Whereas, the only thing Barack did this year was really win reelection. I feel like this is kind of like that Nobel Peace Prize he won - they simply didn't know who to give it to and even his party was wondering why he won it.
wow that's dismissive and thoughtless.
for an african american not just to get elected once, but to be reelected President by the country that fought a lethal civil war to determine the right to OWN african americans isn't a big deal?
Sorry - I'm someone who doesn't think it's that big of a deal. Did we vote him in because we thought he would be good for the country or did we just vote for him because he was an african american? I mean, it seems that you place a lot of emphasis on race when it really isn't that relevant of a factor. Just an observation.
By your post, it seems that he should get whatever (Nobel Peace Prize, Time Man of Year...) simply because he's black. I need a better reason then the way someone looks to judge if they are deserving of something. Unless it's for something shallow like "Sexiest man alive" or some other ludicrous award.
Isn't that the point we want to get to anyway? The point where race is no longer a relevant thing? That everyone is judged based on their merit and what they do/did as an individual rather then skin color? I know I'd be royally pissed off if I was given something just because I was gay. I'd like to be awarded something based on what I have to say and what I do.