That barack obama gave an amazing speech today? I am not just saying this because I drink the koolaid or because I want him to win, but because he raises the important issue of the complexity of race. He talks about his grandmother who loves/loved him dearly and yet was biassed against black men. YES!!!!! That is the way it is — we are not biassed or unbiassed, we are sall ome complicated mix of both.
Fundamentally, I worry that this is a version of race relations that is too nuanced to make sense to a lot of people. At the same time, i think it is an accurate representation of how race works in the minds of ordinay citizens. It is just more complex thanwe think.