Monday, March 24, 2008

Obama's white grandmother

I was watching the Sunday news shows, and Juan Williams made a good point on Barack Obama's speech (which I enjoyed). He pointed out that it is an unfair comparison, equating Jeremiah Wright and his white grandmother, because Obama's grandma expressed fear of black men on the street in private. Wright is preaching "the United States of KKK America" to thousands, including Obama's children.

it's almost amusing to watch Baby-Boomer beltway types wring their hands over race issues. They grew up on Jim Crow, segregation and Rosa Parks. We grew up on Sesame Street, The Cosby Show, Magic Johnson and the O.J. trial (where we learned it isn't black vs. white; it's the rich and famous vs. the poor and obscure).

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