Saturday, October 11, 2008


There is no sense in the black community of the kind of entitlement to the presidency felt by some Hillary Clinton supporters. Many of them expressed shock at the sort of sexism that greeted her. But very few black people were shocked that Michelle Obama was called a "baby mama" or that GOP Congressmen seem to have a penchant for referring to Obama as "boy" and "uppity."

That's why an Obama defeat would be met with resignation more than rage. No one is more tired of talking about racism than black people.

So, yes, an Obama defeat would be greeted with a loud sucking of the teeth and a deepening of self-doubt. A loss would be hugely disappointing, and to put it crudely, it would also be more of the same.

- Ta-Nehisi Coates of TIME Magazine

I agree.

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