Even if you vote for Obama, you’re still probably a racist, according to Harvard law professor Charles Ogletree, in his remarks at recent events like a panel discussion at my alma mater. Ogletree, Obama’s top advisor on race issues, explains that since Obama is “biracial,” his election won’t prove that racism has receded. White America won’t vote for blacks, Ogletree argues, and Obama’s election is possible only because he’s partly white. The ABA Journal predicts that Ogletree, who has long advocated race-based reparations, will be the Assistant Attorney General in charge of the Civil Rights Division during the Obama administration.
On October 31, the Washington Examiner declared Charles Ogletree a “dim bulb” for his racially-charged remarks.
Ironically, Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, who has effusively praised Obama, had a different take on Obama’s white ancestry.