A Brief Thought on Racism And The Campaign
I have no doubt that there will be a quantifiable number (or percentage) of people who will not vote for Barack Obama purely on the basis of race. But given the number of those who are planning to vote for him purely on the basis of race, I think it'll probably pretty much even out.
So, despite the persistence of racism in the human heart, those trying to ascribe Obama's coming loss to racism are unutterably full of it. I say "in the human heart" in the previous sentence because those who tell you that the United States is particularly racist (in a world full of nations peopled by other humans) are simply lying. Whether they believe it or not makes it no less the lie.