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Racial Divide Worse Under Obama

loadstar Wrote: Nov 05, 2012 3:33 PM
re: I believe America is still waiting for its, "First American Black President". ******************** That is what the actor (I used to like the guy) Morgan Freeman said...he objects to calling O the first black president because his mother was white. I gather that ol' Morgan is ignorant about almost all American blacks being part white, Hispanic, Asian, etc. Many black males in the military came back with wives from Asia, all anxious to get to America at any price.

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...