In 2008, Obama was touted as the “post-racial” presidential candidate whose candidacy, at once, was symbolic of a new post-racial tolerant America as well as the promise that, as President, he would further heal this country’s historical racial divide.
Like the rest of Obama’s “Hope & Change” rhetoric, that too turned out to be a chimera.
According to an article in the UK’s The Telegraph, May 25, 2011, a new study by professors at Harvard Business School and Tufts university finds that white Americans now feel more discriminated against than blacks.
Little wonder, given the reflexive demonization of Obama’s critics as racists, not to mention the refusal of Obama’s Justice Department to prosecute the New Black Panthers (NBP) for voter intimidation. In 2008, NBP showed up in Philadelphia voting places dressed in black paramilitary uniforms and carrying billy clubs.
Historians in the future, after the hypnotic fog has lifted, will conclude that Obama’s presidency actually set back racial relations in America — by decades.