I think there are serious questions to be asked about where the CBC is headed and what, exactly, its relevance will be over the next decade or so. But it's wrong to say those questions are arising, solely, because of the election of Barack Obama. Those of us who watch these issues know that this is more about the growing ineffectiveness of the Civil Rights Industrial Complex, and its distance from those it was supposed to be repping for. Moreover, this is a really squishy attempt to answer those questions filled with hypotheticals, hedges, and trumped up conflicts.

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