Letter to de Editor

¿Is America ready for a Cosmopolitan President?

September 25, 2008

Dear Editor,

As a graduate from the Indiana University School of Law in Bloomington 1970 and feeling the urgency of this election and the need for open mindedness on the subject of race, I am asking you to print my letter (below).

Thank you,

Fred Jeremy Seligson

Dear Editor,

“Is America ready for a Black President?,” is not the correct question.

Barack Obama was raised by a White mother and White grandparents in a home without racial prejudice. That makes him half White American and half Afro-American. Plus there are many other eye-opening influences in his upbringing.

I can understand Barack Obama because my two daughters are half Buddhist, Confucian Korean and half White, Jewish American. They are American citizens, but not Asian or White. They are more than those categories. They are simply beautiful people. Like Barack Obama, being biracial and multi-cultural, they can see through more than stereotype eyes and therefore have good sense, free of prejudice.

Senator Jay Rockefeller of West Virginia said, “Barack Obama has judgement. It is something that can’t be taught. You are born with it.”

“Is America ready for a Cosmopolitan president?” is the correct question.

Yours truly,


Fred Jeremy Seligson, J.D.

(Indiana University 1970)

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