Friday, February 02, 2007

Racial Identification: Two Good Essays that Explain Mr. Obama's Decision for Me

As a follow-up to one of the things we talked about over lunch this afternoon, Chris. (And good luck. Either way, you can't go wrong. They're both nice ways to start a career. If you're as good as I hope you are, they'll notice.)

My favorite columnist. And this.

Beyond Mr. Omaba's self-identification, these two articles taken together also explain why Joseph Biden said what he said, and exposes the class and cultural divides that are intertwined with race in America.

2 comments:

Tim Footman said...

The only way Biden can say what he means is when he pretends to be someone else. Preferably Neil Kinnock.

Jun Okumura said...

My God, Neil Kinnock is only 64! And I googled to see if he was still alive...

At least Mr. Biden doesn't have to play dead.