Many Americans who voted for President Barack Obama did so with
the expectation that he would lead the nation in the direction of
racial reconciliation. How has he performed?
Jennifer Gratz, executive director of WordsMatter 2012, has
released a new video that explores this question.
During his 2008 campaign, candidate Obama told Americans that we
have a “tragic history” when it comes to race. At the same time, he
said the country wanted to “move beyond these kinds of divisions,”
and that we were ready for something different.
The video entitled: “Obama: A Post Racial
President?” takes a hard look at the record. Recall that before
he was in command of the facts, Obama interjected himself and
stirred tensions in the case involve the Cambridge Police
Department in Massachusetts. Most recently, Vice President Joe
Biden was called out for his “back in chains” comment during an
appearance in Richmond.
Gratz became a national civil rights leader when she
successfully challenged race preferences in admissions at the
University of Michigan. She was the plaintiff in the U.S. Supreme
Court case Gratz v.
Bollinger. Writing for the majority, then Chief Justice William
Rehnquist declared that the university’s point system was
About the Author
Kevin Mooney is an investigative reporter with free market think tanks associated with the Franklin Center for Government and Public Integrity. He has also written for the Daily Caller, the Washington Times, the Washington Examiner, NetRightDaily.com and NewsBusters.
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