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    The Republicans are right in a backward way when they call Obama divisive.

    The existance of Obama in the WH is. But it is because of the subconcious and concious racism of many White Americans. So many do not realise that vague alarm and distrust that had Tea Partiers protesting Obama's election before he even took office often comes from deep seated racial bias.

    I am often ashamed of my country, almost daily when I read what these oblivious fools say.

    In a way the US was not ready for a Black President. Or many were not. Obama has had to deal with so much shit others haven't. I really do think the distrust and degree of vitriole and shear hatred he gets is from racism. I wish our country would talk publically about this. Obama can't; he is too close to it. But Black scholars and Dem activists and leaders not associated with the WH can bring it up and make it a constant converstation. Was the US ready for a Black President? HOw has it show it was not?

    Occasionally I imagine that Michelle and he must be sick of this crap and in their private converstations before bed talk about how sad the racism is in this country. As their girls grow through the teenage years they will become more and more aware. How sobering for their parents.

    I think history will be very kind to Obama for many things he's accomplished in such a foul atmosphere.

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