We’ve already heard the outcry from many Americans about the shame they felt when they watched President Obama succumb to the racism of the Birthers movement. The Reverend Al Sharpton and Professor Michael Eric Dyson expressed their thoughts on The Ed Show. And Mr. Dyson said it best;
Here is a man, Barack Obama. As brilliant as they come, as smart as any president has ever been, as articulate as any man has ever been to occupy that office. As well trained and well educated, and yet, well mannered, well behaved, civil. He has not been defensive, or nasty or vicious, and yet this man has been brought to the bar so to speak, to prove his humanity.
He’s been put up on the rhetorical auction block of Republican slave thinking, to be made to appear again as a victim to be examined, to see if he’s worthy or not of the legitimacy that they can confer.
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