THE SKIN GAME –
The Chicago Tribune
DO WHITE VOTERS LIKE BARACK OBAMA BECAUSE `HE’S NOT REALLY BLACK’?
By Don Terry
October 24, 2004
My father was ahead of his time. He theorized that if enough people had racially mixed children, racism would eventually disappear.
He did his part: He had six biracial children. I was his third little bridge builder. But what I learned most from my father was to be stingy with my dreams and cautious with my hopes about race. As his generation of African-Americans waited for peace to break out, there were bitter disappointments and broken promises around every corner. I’ve had my share as well.
Amazing. Whites are being criticized for REJECTING the odious “one drop rule” while blacks are championing it.