A Minefield for Obama

The White House has refused to inject color into its depictions of the economic crisis. No surprise there: Obama's breaking the color barrier at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue hasn't given him free rein to conduct the "national conversation on race" of which he once spoke. Instead, pigment is a uniquely perilous topic for him. Full Story »

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Posted by: Posted by Mark Anthony Thomas - Mar 26, 2010 - 10:06 PM PDT
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Edited by: Beth Wellington - Mar 30, 2010 - 11:00 AM PDT

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Kristin Gorski
3.9
by Kristin Gorski - Mar. 30, 2010

A thoughtfully written opinion piece drawing attention to an important statistic not seen in the general unemployment numbers: national unemployment = 9.7%, black unemployment = 15.8%; black male unemployment stats are even higher. How will Obama address this issue? The writer deftly describes what is working against him in doing so.

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Ward Stewart
4.0
by Ward Stewart - Mar. 30, 2010

Touches on terrible societal injustice without offering cheap solutions.

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Curt Barnes
5.0
by Curt Barnes - Mar. 31, 2010

This covers a situation other news outlets haven't, and a dilemma facing Obama vs. high black unemployment figures. Hard figures are supplied. Article could have been slightly improved with discussion of the concept of class, and how highest unemployment is a factor of class as well as race.

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