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Thursday, August 05, 2004

The New York Times > Week in Review > An Appeal Beyond Race: "Mark Blumenthal, who did polling for one of Mr. Obama's white primary opponents, said, 'I don't think voters look at him stereotypically.'"

And this is the problem.

I'm having serious problems with the central thesis of this piece. While at the same time, I knew it had to happen. I don't want to "transcend" my "race." I don't want to be accepted in spite of it. I don't want to make people feel "comfortable" just because they haven't taken the time to consider that I might approach life with the same (and forgive me for using this word) "values" as they even if I'm just a little different from them culturally.

But I have. I've spent my life trying to do on a small stage what Obama is doing on a much larger one. And I've grown to dislike it; because frankly, I started out thinking it would be a temporary approach. - Barry

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