Mr. Williams, while I enjoyed your article, I think you are a bit off the mark. Yes, black Americans voted for Obama in numbers greater than ever before in a national election (percentage wise) but if they did that for no other reason than the color of Obama's skin, knowing Obama is just as much white as he is black, is that not also racism, just as voting AGAINST someone due to the color of their skin, and for no other reason, is expressing racism? How far has that come from Dr. King's belief in the "content of character" philosophy?
Instead, I think we must look at the sea change that happened within the black segment of our society when it comes to voting patterns. When Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclaimation,