It's been said that a big thing in baseball was when the Cleveland Indians hired the first black manager, but an event equally as important was when the Cleveland Indians fired the first black skipper. It showed that, in baseball, blacks are really going to be treated as equals, and if they don't do the job, they're going to be fired. So is America beyond race, and is she ready to fire the first black president? I believe yes. I'm not suggesting that if Obama wins racism will be the reason, I'm suggesting if he wins it won't be because of racism.