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James Carroll

Obama and the ghosts of racism

By James Carroll
January 7, 2008

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"THEY SAID this day would never come," Barack Obama declared in Iowa last week, and the ghosts of this nation nodded. With an African-American competing seriously for the presidency of the United States, the last act of a centuries-old drama begins. Obama's blood tie to the story of American slavery, ironically, comes through his white mother's ancestry, which apparently includes ... (Full article: 768 words)

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