At the threshold, let me say that I have a problem with referring to people as "black" people and "white" people. I mean, Obama is half "white" for Pete's sake. As I understand it, a "drop" can make you "black." Well, give me one (if I don't already have one), give us all one, and let's get over this.
This categorization is imposed upon us constantly, thoughtlessly, every day by journalists for whom it somehow simplifies things in their hurried, dead-line impelled days, politicians, for whom it can mean money and power, and ourselves, for whom it means we are mostly sleepwalkers. There is only one category that makes any difference.
OK. That's off my chest.
Now go to this column and read some rare commentary on the NAACP and its position toward abortion. Talk about blind and driven by a lust for power, there are your national NAACP elites for you.
And how about this:
Barack Obama understands that abortion is a divisive issue, and respects those who disagree with him. However, he has been a consistent champion of reproductive choice and will make preserving women’s rights under Roe v. Wade a priority as President. He opposes any constitutional amendment to overturn the Supreme Court's decision in that case. Campaign website here (strangely hidden under "Women's Issues".)
(Senator Foghorn understands that slavery is a divisive issue, and respects those who disagree with him. However, he has been a consistent champion of states rights and will make preserving those rights under the Constitution as originally adopted a priority as President. He opposes any constitutional amendment to overturn the decision of the Founding Fathers.)