Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Washington Post: President Obama and the Political Thicket of Identity

President Barack Obama

Scott Wilson chronicles the careful manner in which President Obama is reacting to the verdict in the George Zimmerman trial.  He notes that, while Obama has spoken boldly about racial matters at certain junctures in his public career, he is taking a subdued approach in the aftermath of the trial.

Wilson's Washington Post article is linked below.

Washington Post: Identity Politics and a Careful POTUS

"Obama’s handling of the verdict’s aftermath reflects some of the hard-learned lessons of the past four years. Rather than criticism, he has chosen a tone of consolation, avoiding the issue of race directly to help cool the country down."
---Scott Wilson, The Washington Post

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