Obama and Appallachia

Very interesting report from Al-Jazeera. It's hard to imagine an American news outlet's report cutting so deep:



This is obviously an awkward subject. Hillary Clinton and her supporters haven't wanted to acknowledge that their ranks have, to some extent, been swelled by racism. At the same time, insofar as Obama looks likely to lose a substantial number of voters purely because of race that is a real, if unseemly, tactical objection to giving him the nomination.

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Matthew Yglesias is a former writer and editor at The Atlantic.

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