Thursday, March 06, 2008

Is Obama Black Enough? - TIME

Is Obama Black Enough? - TIME: "'Obama's mother is of white U.S. stock. His father is a black Kenyan,' Stanley Crouch recently sniffed in a New York Daily News column entitled 'What Obama Isn't: Black Like Me.' 'Black, in our political and social vocabulary, means those descended from West African slaves,' wrote Debra Dickerson on the liberal website Salon. Writers like TIME and New Republic columnist Peter Beinart have argued that Obama is seen as a 'good black,' and thus has less of following among black people."

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