Not surprising. Just sad, really. Note the word “feels”, too — coming from an intellectual.
Now, if a white person wrote this…?
…in my heart of hearts, there is a part of me that thrills to the Obamas because of a red-blooded racial loyalty. There. I admit it (…)
My sister and I noticed that Obama “looks like us” for real – he happens to match us rather well in specific skin tone and darn it, that does feel kind of good.