Race always will affect how people view Obama
September 29, 2009
Citing the work on white privilege by Peggy McIntosh, the author argues that in order for white people to understand the racism that President Obama experiences, they need to acknowldge the advantages they have in American society. Quoting one of McIntosh's examples of her unearned advantage as a white person, Diuguid writes, "'When I am told about our national heritage or about "civilization," I am shown that people of my color made it what it is.' Even though Obama occupies the highest office in the land, his color will never fit this point of white privilege." Read article.