The Mid-90's Obama

Carol Platt Liebau
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Posted: Mar 08, 2011 2:44 PM
Via Jim Geraghty at NRO, here is an interview from 1995 with Barack Obama, which appeared in the NAACP's magazine, The Crisis.

One of the most notable quotes from the interview is Obama's declaration that "Integration isn't a victory on our (blacks') part."  Although it's made in service to a larger point about successful black professionals abandoning the community, he'd be in trouble if he were the wrong kind (i.e., conservative) African-American.  Look through the rest of the pages of the magazine and see how shabbily Clarence Thomas was being treated.