Monday, December 29, 2008

Is Obama "The Magic Negro"?

David Ehrenstein, who is black writes for the Los Angeles Times, and has written an interesting piece titled Obama the "Magic Negro". This is another article questioning the authenticity of the president-elect's blackness when compared to a Rev. Al Sharpton or Snoop Dogg. It's amazing that after 2 years of campaigning, Obama's historic rise to the cusp of the presidency can't be seen as simply a qualified candidate who ran an unparalleled campaign to win the presidency. Our blackness isn't and never will be monolithic, and can this madness of questioning Obama's "blackness" just stop.

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