Los Angels, Ca (PressExposure) January 09, 2008 -- The previously unthinkable is possible and that is that Democratic presidential contender Barack Obama could wrest the Democratic presidential nomination and even beyond that the White House.
His Iowa showing is proof, says political analyst Earl Ofari Hutchinson, that he can appeal to a wide segment of centrist white voters. An Obama presidency would be a racial step forward in the sense that it shows that millions of Americans can look past race to make a black, especially an exceptional black, their leader.
Unfortunately, it will not show that millions of Americans are yet willingâ says Hutchinson, to do the same for the millions of blacks that cram Americaâs jails and prisons, suffer housing and job discrimination, are trapped in failing public schools in Americaâs poor, crime ridden inner cities.
Their plight and how they are viewed and treated will remain the same after Obama takes office as it did before. A President Obama wonât change that. Earl Ofari Hutchinson is an author and political analyst. His forthcoming book is The Ethnic Presidency: How Race Decides the Race to the White House (Middle Passage Press, February, 2007).
Earl Ofari Hutchinson is an author and political analyst. His forthcoming book is The Ethnic Presidency: How Race Decides the Race to the White House (Middle Passage Press, February, 2007). Press release distribution by PressReleasePoint(http://www.pressreleasepoint.com/)