- Jul 11, 2004
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From Our Writers:
On March 18, 2008, then-candidate Barack Obama gave a game-changing speech in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, titled, A More Perfect Union. The speech was to address specifically the racist and anti-American remarks of Rev. Jeremiah Wright, who was Obamas pastor at the time. But the speech was also to cast Obama above the polarizing specter that race and politics can create in a political campaign.
After the speech, the accolades for Obama were decidedly on the level of greatness. Comparisons to civil rights-icon Dr. Martin Luther King were tossed about by the punditry, so enamored were they with this post-racial presidential candidate.
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A Post-Racial President? Hardly