Many want to believe that racism is disappearing from America, as a result of the election of Barack Obama as President in 2008.
Unfortunately, many of the attacks on President Obama are based on his race, not his policies. Many death threats, starting more than a year before his election, when he was not seen as a serious candidate, made him the earliest candidate ever to receive Secret Service protection. And now, a person has been arrested for shooting bullets at the White House, and claiming he had a mission to kill Obama.
And now we know that it is not just the shabby treatment and death threats against Barack Obama that are signs of continuing racism.
Sadly, Herman Cain, the African American Republican candidate for President, will now receive Secret Service protection far ahead of the election, due to death threats mounting against him.
So it does not matter if a black candidate is a Democrat, a Republican, a progressive, a conservative!
Just being black is enough to engender the terrible cancer of racism!
We have a lot of work to do in this country, and it has to make one wonder if we should be bragging that we are the greatest nation in the world, if we cannot overcome the stench of racism, fifty years after the Civil Rights laws, and 150 years after the Civil War, which ended slavery!