Race has always been a part of the 44th Presidency. It couldn’t help but be. After all, Barack Obama is the first African American to be elected President. John Kennedy was the first Catholic elected to that position. People spoke about how Kennedy’s devotion to Rome would impact upon his legislative agenda, but that only covered his religion. Race, like the poor, is always with society, and it stands to reason that this President’s race, whilst it certainly shouldn’t impact upon his ability to govern, is clearly a problem, overtly and covertly, with various and sundry citizens of the United States, Right and Left.
Of Cabbages and Kings: It’s Not that Obama’s Naive; It’s Just That the President’s Not White