16 June 2008

where whites draw the line

Where Whites Draw the Line

A black leader must play down the wounds of race and keep the comfort level high. Barack Obama’s biography is, in part, an immigrant’s narrative. That helps.

A thought-provoking piece from Sunday's New York Times takes a look at Barack Obama's candidacy and asks the question, "How black is too black?" Race is still an issue in America today, whether we like to acknowledge it or not. One of the telling stories of the November election will be whether white voters (especially those over 40) will feel comfortable voting for a black man.

Read the story here: The Link: Where Whites Draw the Line