Taru Taylor's piece today is a completely false analogy. Obama and Wright are two sides of the same coin, whereas Washington and DuBois were on entirely different coins in manifestly different currencies.
Obama is the lipstick on the pig of socialism. You can put lipstick on a pig, but it is still a pig. Wright merely represents unadorned socialism. There is not much to differentiate the two.
I would rather liken Wright and Obama to Lenin and Trotsky, fighting about details and appearances, yet seeking the same goal.