OverviewThis page is about racism in the United States.
- Barack Obama has had to face considerable racism in his run for president, especially (but not exclusively) the Muslim smear; despite this, he has also been accused of "playing the race card" when attempting to acknowledge and address many people's racial fears.
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- 2008-03-29 [Talk|Index] The Chickens of Identity Politics Come Home to Roost § “This is what the triangulation of Obama has helped to unleash: most Americans will now doubt the moral authority of the African-American intellectual and religious community not just to question the questionable racial remarks of a Bill Clinton, Ed Rendell, or Geraldine Ferraro, but also the Wright-like crudity of a Don Imus or a Michael Richards. Context is now king.”
- 2008-03-18 [Talk|Index] A More Perfect Union § speech by Barack Obama, with video
 News & Views
- 2007-07-03 A black man in the White House?: some historical perspective on racism in DC, as background for what Barack Obama might be facing as a presidential candidate
- 2007-06-13 Hear these kids talk about the future by Leonard Pitts, Jr.: YouthBuild kids, many from "broken" homes, talk about their futures and try to hold on to their optimism.
- 2007-06-03 'Oppressed' whites? Give me a break by Leonard Pitts, Jr.
- 2007-05-07 Racism lurks in the shadows for Obama by Leonard Pitts, Jr.: more about racism than about Obama
- 2007-04-22 Obama: Blacks as guilty as Imus