What a difference three weeks makes.
Tonight, Obama split the white vote in Virginia nearly 50-50 with Hillary. He has beaten her in contests from Maine to Washington state. Clearly Obama is the choice of a new generation. (Mmm... Pepsi.)
A black man is the Democratic front-runner for president. He is polling ahead of Republican John McCain nationwide. And dude just won a daggone Grammy!
Now, set all that aside. Already a black man holds one of the most powerful positions in American government. I speak of Congressman Charles Rangel, chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee.
Given all that, I have a question for you. (As always, readers are invited to weigh in as well.)
QUESTION #6: Given the rise of Barack Obama in our national politics, isn’t it time – finally – to abandon the tired-ass 1960s black-nationalist rhetoric that says the United States of America is an irredeemable racist country, and that the white man will never loosen his grip on power, and that a Negro can’t catch an even break?
America was worth believing in all along, isn’t that right?