First I offer Obama's historic speech on race during the primaries.
Maddow, et. al. parsing that speech on "Race to the White House:"
And finally, Melissa Harris-Lacewell and Rachel discuss race the night before the Inauguration:
My take on the Professor Gates debacle? I have seen racial profiling at work, and have little doubt it was a factor. But, like MHL said tonight, I wish Obama had avoided the question about it during his press conference last night, for all the same reasons. I am sick at the idea of giving any more ammunition to those who would use race to divide us. The Pat Buchanan vitriol shows that there is no lack of white rage available to be exploited. Is it really going to be that easy?
Please weigh in with your take.
P.S. Dear TRMS, Not all midwesterners come from Chicago. For Michigan, you have to flatten your As. For instance, "jacket" becomes "jyaacket." Thank you.
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