One last note on that Lowery thread. While I do get why it rubbed some folks the wrong way, let us be careful to not tread into that "I deserve credit for not being racist" territory. We do a lot of people a favor when we we aren't racist--but none more than ourselves. White people who voted for Obama may well have been looking past race, but more specifically they were voting their interest--as well they should. This isn't to single out white people. I'm with Chris Rock on the fatherhood piece. You don't get credit for doing what other hominids generally do--especially since it benefits you, in the long-term. It's the baseline expectation. This country has generally gotten an F minus in race relations. Advancing to "C" is progress--but it's progress to where we really should have been long ago. That is, if we were looking out for our interest.

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