Obama and Clinton were the only two candidates to attend the National Association of Black Journalists convention this week in Las Vegas. The "black" question popped up for Hillary in Vegas--"Are you black enough?" And at the same time, Barack Obama finally gave a serious answer to Roland Martin RE: “are you black enough?”
What it really does is really lay bare, I think, that we’re still locked in this notion that if you appeal to white folks then there must be something wrong,” he [Obama] said, adding it’s the same sort of suspicion many blacks face when they attend a predominately white Ivy League institution.
He said the question was “just silly.” However, the problem really is "white Ivy League." But based on his legislation and his concerns about issues that have clouded the horizon for decades for blacks in this country, I think we can say collectively, Barack you are black, welcome to the fold brother.
The news about Michael Vick (NFL quarterback) was not good. I hate torture, the sound of torture, the thought of torture and the talk of torture, so it was difficult for me to watch the Vick dog-fighting, dog-killing stories of the past few weeks. I did and the story itself is horrendous. But Vick tried in abstention by the media and the outcry coming from whites, whose ancestors were silent during the lynching of black people in the South, gives hypocrisy a new meaning. Dogs are not my best friend, I don’t care for them, especially knowing that drug dealers and gang members are breeding them, and keeping them at their homes to protect their drugs and their booty. So, I have little sympathy for Vick and his money and his dogs.
There you have it—the week that was weird.