VOTE: Race in the Race
Will Obama’s speech on “the larger issue of race” tomorrow be the speech I have been begging him to give for over a year?
I have wanted Obama to outwardly embrace his Blackness from jump. Not in a confrontational way, but in a confident way that lets everyone know that it is alright to be Black. At the basis of all of the race-based attacks on him is the idea that there is something wrong with being Black. Sadly, the Obama campaign’s approach to managing this part of his identity, while above-board and admirable, does little to reject this notion. Talking past is not addressing an issue.
Vote and share what you think Obama should say in his speech on race and the campaign tomorrow.
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