Why Barack, not Jesse, is the First Potential Black President

Jesse Jackson has accused Barack Obama of "acting like he's white" for what Jackson proclaims the presidential hopeful's inappropriate response to the Jena Six case.If "acting white" means not running on a racial divide platform, then the Illinois Senator may be guilty.  Or, if it refers to espousing a vision for a better United States of America, rather than a better Black America, then by all means, retract all NAACP speaking engagement invitations. But what more did you actually expect him to do regarding Jena, Jesse?  Join you and your fellow race-baiters whose modus operandi has historically been the self-serving exploitation of similar black-white ugliness?Perhaps the Senator misspoke when, after the Louisiana state 3rd Circuit Court of Appeal threw out the charges against Mychal Bell and tossed him back to juvenile court (where he belonged) last Friday, Obama responded [my emphasis]:"When nooses are being hung in high schools in the 21st...(Read Full Post)