Sen. Barack Obama today delivered what will hopefully be remembered as an important speech in the history of American race relations. It is proper, as he notes, that race (and class) should be dominant topics in our political campaigns because they are so central to who we are (and to why we fail).
However, it is unacceptable, at this moment in our history, that race should be an issue of division, especially among “progressives.”
Kudos to Obama for a powerful statement. Here’s hoping that Sen. Clinton is unequivocal in her endorsement of the principles he sets forth today.