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Racial Divide Worse Under Obama

dyoung58 Wrote: Nov 05, 2012 9:10 PM
I can't even begin to see how you can pin this nonsense on President Obama. Please share the bases of your observations and conclusions.
rightmostofthetime Wrote: Nov 05, 2012 9:43 PM
How can we pin it on Obama? How about saying the police acted stupidly in the interaction with the Harvard prof when Obama had no clue what had transpired? How about "if I had a son, he'd look like Trayvon/" How about his attorney general speaking of "my people?" How about his attorney general refusing to prosecute the New Black Panthers?"

The headline of a recent article by the Washington Post’s Peter Wallsten capsulizes, inadvertently, the supreme paradox of the Obama presidency.

“Obama struggles to balance African America’s hopes with country’s as a whole,” it says.

The story documents Obama’s struggles over the last four years, which continue today, to avoid overplaying his hand as the first black president, yet to also not ignore this fact.

But nowhere does Wallsten note the irony that four years ago many understood the meaning of Obama’s election as the beginning of the end of the perception of black America as a world apart from the...