Dr. Boyce Watkin’s commentary brings up an interesting point. Since his eloquent address as a candidate, President Obama has not exactly been as declarative on civil rights issues since taking the oath of office. I wonder is it because his “team” has attempted to steer him clear of such a hot button topic for political expediency sake or is his “team” just a little out of touch? The boat has left the dock Mr. President it is time for you and your staff to make another eloquent, declarative statement on race and in some respects on how the first African-American Presidency has brought to vicious malignancy the cancer of racism in America. Just consider it part II of your May 2008 statement as a candidate.
In case you forgot or never heard then candidate Barack Obama’s comments on race: