Want higher poll numbers Mr. President? Take a bold decisive path, with actions, not just words. Show that your an individual who sees what America will be like and aid her in getting there. End Affirmative Action in your term. This would square nicely with your post-racial billing. Eventually, it will be superfluous anyway. Why not get ahead of the historical curve? You've said you want "parity." Why not remove this last government-sanctioned distortion of racism in American life once and for all?
I'm not a one issue voter, but if you do this, I will vote for your reelection. Many will toss verbal slings and arrows. Among the African American aristocracy, I'm sure there'll be howls. However, you know this is the right way: a completely equal America before the law, in academia and in the market place. Ironically, because of your race, you may be the only one in the foreseeable future who can do this. As has been said "Only Nixon could go to China."