Ta-Nehisi Coates over at The Atlantic has written a thoughtful, thorough brilliantly-written meditation on race and the Obama presidency, which you can read in its entirety here. It's not loaded with hyperbole or name-calling just historical-minded analysis. I would love to read some thoughtful responses to Coates' ideas but am wary of flame-war types (do a Google images search for 'Fear of a Black President' if you want to know how low American discourse on race and politics can go), so trolls who merely want to attack the messenger but ignore the message be warned!
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