New York Times Magazine ~ August 6, 2008
Excellent commentary by Victor Davis Hanson:
Barack Obama, both substantively and symbolically, ran in 2008 as a much-needed healer. He was to bring the nation together as never before — a vow taken to heart by millions of voters of all backgrounds who ensured Obama’s 2008 victory. His biracial background and his uncanny ability to navigate through both Harvard Law School and the politics of Chicago community organizing seemed to make him ideally suited to usher in a postracial era...
Yet quite the opposite development tragically has followed from Obama’s election. From the beginning of the 2008 campaign ... racial tensions have heightened, rather than lessened.
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