Beyond the Black Caucus
Arguments over Barack Obama's "blackness" are only one indication of changing racial attitudes in America.
The source: “The New Black Realism”
by Kay S. Hymowitz, in City Journal,
Earlier this year, opinion columnists were arguing over whether Barack Obama was “black enough” to win the African-American vote in the Democratic primaries for president. Had his white mother, his failure to grow up in the inner city, and his shortage of civil rights credentials disqualified him? Was his speech at the 2004 Democratic convention—“There’s not a black America...