At the very highest levels of American society, the African American is rendered invisible. In order to be a ‘viable’ candidate for the American presidency, even Barack Obama must avoid being perceived as black.
He cannot talk about black issues [except for one speech]. In fact he has been required to studiously avoid the subject, even if anyone else brings it up. Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton are portrayed by mainstream America as somehow being ‘bad’ because they aggressively address issues of concern to the black community. Why do whites want to avoid it so badly?
Why are blacks virtually obsessed with talking about it? What is the nature of this phenomenon that makes black bad and subject to invisibility? If you are white and simply reading this makes you feel uncomfortable, then you know what we are talking about.