A Gatherer added this little gem to a post entitled "i was black before I became president" by ashish j. This was a post about President Obama's response to a question from David Letterman about Jimmy Carter's comments on racist responses to the President's policies. I thought it was funny, and a pretty good deflection of the question... and I was pretty sure he was right. Then came this little gem, and I became just a tad disturbed.
My response was (yeah, it starts out with a good solid jerk of the left knee):
"...he likes to forget he is half white." WUT?!?
But then, I got down to what I REALLY thought:
Y'know, I've NEVER heard that particular take on ANY national black figure before this. Alluva sudden, I hear/see it EVERYWHERE. I have no idea where this sudden fear on the Right, that a man who has been black (under the old "one drop of blood" race-view) his entire life will suddenly forget he's partly "one of us," too, is coming from... or WHY?
Now, I want to know what YOU think. What"s YOUR take on this new approach to "black" in America?