Why Race Matters

November 5th, 2008 by Eric Cope

Many commentators are discussing the amazing ability of a nation to swing from Jim Crow laws to a black president in one generation. While that is an amazing fact, and Obama should be proud, is that what really got Obama elected? Has our nation allowed our policies, economics, and personal life be dictated by the skin color of a candidate? I really hope Obama was elected for his policies (although I strongly disagree with most of them), not for his skin. Because we have to tolerate those policies for four potentially painful years.

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