Obama's 'strong minority perspective'

(An update -- Kyle-Anne Shiver & Lee Cary Original posters: original blog posted on American Thinker on March 20, 2008.) The headlines of the article written by Fox Butterfield that appeared in the February 6, 1990 issue of the New York Times read "First Black Elected to Head Harvard's Law Review." Here are some excerpts: "The new president of the [Harvard Law School] Review is Barack Obama, a 28-year old graduate of Columbia University who spent four years heading a community development program for poor blacks on Chicago's South-Side before enrolling in law school. 'The fact that I've been elected shows a lot of progress,' Mr. Obama said today in an interview. 'It's encouraging. But it's important that stories like mine aren't used to say that everything is O.K. for blacks. You have to remember that for every one of me, there are hundreds or thousands of black students with at least equal talent who don't get a chance,' he said, alluding to poverty or growing up in a drug...(Read Full Post)