"It is Obama’s depiction this week as an Orwellian overlord that just might inspire this long-overdue rethinking. Obama is surely aware of that, and likely, though today he defends the surveillance, even welcomes it. Secretly, of course."
A New Model for Civil Rights: Obama at Morehouse — American Dreamers
Check out my new post on Medium (the cool new writing platform by the folks that brought you Twitter) about why I think Obama’s Morehouse address—and his speeches emphasizing personal responsibility for black Americans—are more than just mere finger-wagging.
"In black America—where people have been voting for Presidential candidates who didn’t share their racial background since even before the Fifteenth Amendment—the 2008 election wasn’t seen as the star-spangled “Kumbaya” it was billed as elsewhere. White rejoicing at Obama’s racial landmark seemed tone deaf, unduly self-congratulatory. White voters had simply done something black voters had been doing for at least the previous hundred and thirty-four years."
"That’s why it’s important to remember that our businesses are not dependent on who’s in the White House. The President may make the wrong decisions or follow the wrong path. Or he may be right. Regardless, the American economy will continue to churn away."