Obama not black enough?
Marathon Pundit is running a bit about how some African Americans feel that Obama isn’t really ‘black’.
Obama did not — does not — share a heritage with the majority of black Americans, who are descendants of plantation slaves,” wrote African-American newspaper columnist Stanley Crouch last month in an article entitled “Barack Obama — Not Black Like Me.”
I was wondering when this was going to come up, because I knew it would.
“While he has experienced some light versions of typical racial stereotypes, he cannot claim those problems as his own — nor has he lived the life of a black American,” Crouch wrote in his New York Daily News column.
“If we then end up with him as our first black president, he will have come into the White House through a side door — which might, at this point, be the only one that’s open.”