Turns out, President Obama hasn’t even advanced us beyond puberty when it comes to race relations.
No matter the extraordinary efforts yesterday to mollify fired USDA official Shirley Sherrod — including offering her another job. The fact remains that again, the Obama administration went off half-cocked and turned a routine situation into a poisonous racial fight. (…)
America’s first black president, we thought, might move us beyond the tangled kelp of racism.
Sadly, this has not been achieved.