Politics & Government

August 27, 2008

Pitts: Obama requires reappraisal of America's promise

Where race is concerned, what is American history if not the story of how a promise was repeatedly broken? As King put it in the last speech of his life, 'All we say to America is, 'Be true to what you said on paper.' '' But America never did. Except that now, here comes Barack Obama.

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