Friday, February 08, 2008
Obama and Minorities
A meme is starting to emerge in the wake of the California primary and I will think it will be in full bloom come Texas about Obama's poor performance amongst Latinos and Asians. We pretty much exclusively discuss racism in terms of White and Black populations but outside of pockets of the South you unlikely to encounter overt racial hostility amongst Whites towards Blacks. This not to say there are no underlying tensions, certainly there are. However, amongst different minority groups my perception is that there is more overt hostility.