President Obama should talk about race in America more often | Ana Marie Cox | Comment is free | theguardian.com

It\’s the \”openly\” that\’s a problem, of course. That, and the strong possibility that Obama was not referring to just those 1.5 million, but to some larger percentage of the 51% of Americans who disapprove of the job he\’s doing – a group that, statistically speaking, can\’t just consist of avowed racists. But who was he talking about?One thing is for sure: none of the people he\’s talking about will change their minds now; even more distressing, they probably don\’t know that their minds need changing.White critics don\’t question Obama\’s role as a racial ambassador when he poses as the disappointed elder. His has critiqued black men repeatedly, for years, especially young black fathers, for participating in a culture of resentment and insolence. In his commencement address to the all-male, historically black Morehouse College, he put it bluntly:

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