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Birther Bigotry

Black Americans experience the vile bigotry directed at President Obama differently from white Americans. I am disgusted by the email sent by a GOP official in California that portrayed President Obama as a baby chimpanzee, but my black friends are not only disgusted, they are wounded, by such evil.
This morning's Post has two columns about the birther bigotry that explain why black Americans experience a righteous indignation that should shame the birther bigots, but won't. Cedric Mobley's article is here and Eugene Robinson's is here.

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