Monday, March 24, 2008

Bomani Speaks Satirically on Barack

Bomani Armah, also known as the guy who told you to read a book, wrote a piece in the Washington Post this past weekend satirically stating Barack Obama should show the "whiter" side of himself. What do y'all think? Below is an excerpt. Click here to read the full house.

Black people all over the country felt liberated: Finally they could support an African American who wasn't guaranteed to lose. In fact, I personally take credit for helping Obama solidify the black vote, because every time someone asked me that asinine "Is he black enough?" question, I would quip, "What do you expect the first black president to be? A dashiki-wearing, Afro-with-a-pick, fist-waving ex-Black Panther?" Little did anyone know that Obama's former pastor, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright Jr., is a dashiki-wearing, fist-waving, might-as-well-have-been-an-ex-Black Panther (not sure, I'll call the FBI to check).