|English: Barack Obama delivers a speech at the University of Southern California (Photo credit: Wikipedia)|
Lawrence Wilkerson, a Republican who was chief of staff under former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell, says the Republican Party is “full of racists.”Anti-Black Sentiment Up in US, Poll Shows
Wilkerson, a retired Army colonel, made the observation Friday during an interview on MSNBC about a remark former New Hampshire Gov. John Sununu made on CNN Thursday, when he said Powell endorsed Obama for president because both men are Black.
A new poll conducted by the Associated Press shows that Americans have an increased prejudice against African Americans. Researchers from Stanford University, the University of Michigan and NORC at the University of Chicago gathered the data, and experts aren't surprised by the results.Fear of a Black President - Ta-Nehisi Coates - The Atlantic
The irony of President Barack Obama is best captured in his comments on the death of Trayvon Martin, and the ensuing fray. Obama has pitched his presidency as a monument to moderation. He peppers his speeches with nods to ideas originally held by conservatives. He routinely cites Ronald Reagan. He effusively praises the enduring wisdom of the American people, and believes that the height of insight lies in the town square. Despite his sloganeering for change and progress, Obama is a conservative revolutionary, and nowhere is his conservative character revealed more than in the very sphere where he holds singular gravity—race.