May 6, 2008

Is Worse Better? Some Surprising White Support For Obama

If you pay a visit to Barack Obama's official campaign website, you will find a host of subgroups in the "People" section boosting his candidacy. The man who will help us overcome race has separate categories for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, Latinos, First Americans (he is not talking about the ancestors of Kennewick Man) and, of course, African Americans. If you are white and racist enough to notice you are not part of Obama's rainbow, don't worry. You can still join groups for students, women, veterans or the LGBT crowd.

If you are just what Obama notoriously called a "typical white person" who is not part of these groups, then you are out of luck. But maybe not for much longer.


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