Solidarity and politics

Race is back on America’s political agenda in particular with the ongoing Jena 6 case and campaign. However, Barack Obama’s guarded response has led to more rather than less political problems with it claimed that Jesse Jackson described him as “not black enough”. Obama may genuinely believe that:

“There is not a black America and a white America and latino America and asian America – there’s the United States of America.”

But will it always be a case for those trying to get out of a communal straightjacket that:

“Just when I thought that I was out they pull me back in.”

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