Obama Brings the Hood to Montana
A conservative white guy from the South canvasses for Obama and breaks my heart. From the Christian Science Monitor (via...
At the Obama headquarters, we stood in a group to receive our instructions. I wasn't the oldest, but close, and the youngest was maybe in high school. I watched a campaign organizer match up a young black man who looked to be college age with a white guy about my age to canvas together. It should not have been a big thing, but the beauty of the image did not escape me.
Read the whole thing. It's beautiful.
In the same vein, WaPo's Wil Haygood went to Montana, where blacks are nearly non-existent, to see how these whitest of white folks are reacting to the thought of a black man as President.
Wil is an excellent, excellent writer (and a good friend) but I have to wonder how Montanans would have responded to a white reporter. Their comments sound a tad...careful to me. Not that they should be assumed to be Kluxers, but I just wonder. There are a few lovely images though: