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A post-racial President? Not!

Discussion in 'U.S. Politics' started by Little-Acorn, Jul 28, 2009.

  1. Little-Acorn

    Little-Acorn Well-Known Member

    Jan 23, 2009
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    San Diego, CA

    A post-racial president?

    by Thomas Sowell

    Posted: July 28, 2009
    1:00 am Eastern

    Many people hoped that the election of a black president of the United States would mark our entering a "post-racial" era, when we could finally put some ugly aspects of our history behind us.

    That is quite understandable. But it takes two to tango. Those of us who want to see racism on its way out need to realize that others benefit greatly from crying racism. They benefit politically, financially and socially.

    Barack Obama has been allied with such people for decades. He found it expedient to appeal to a wider electorate as a post-racial candidate, just as he has found it expedient to say a lot of other popular things – about campaign finance, about transparency in government, about not rushing legislation through Congress without having it first posted on the Internet long enough to be studied – all of which turned to be the direct opposite of what he actually did after getting elected.

    (Full text of the article can be read at the above URL)
  2. TruthAboveAll

    TruthAboveAll Well-Known Member

    May 4, 2007
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    Further North than I'd like
    I LOVE Thomas Sowell - headed over to read the article. Obama would never have been elected if this had fallen along racial lines, but that doesn't answer the question of who the rest of his majority were made up of. Sometimes I wonder if PBO is actually black, or a chameleon...

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