Is The Obama White House Too White?


Maureen Dowd

That’s what NY Times columnist and Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Maureen Dowd opines.  In her July 25, 2010 article entitled, “You’ll Never Believe What This White House Is Missing,” Ms. Dowd writes:

“The Obama White House is too white.

It has Barack Obama, raised in the Hawaiian hood and Indonesia, and Valerie Jarrett, who spent her early years in Iran.

But unlike Bill Clinton, who never needed help fathoming Southern black culture, Obama lacks advisers who are descended from the central African-American experience, ones who understand “the slave thing,” as a top black Democrat dryly puts it.

The first black president should expand beyond his campaign security blanket, the smug cordon of overprotective white guys surrounding him — a long political tradition underscored by Geraldine Ferraro in 1984 when she complained about the “smart-ass white boys” from Walter Mondale’s campaign who tried to boss her around.”

Click here to read the entire article:  http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/25/opinion/25dowd.html?ref=maureendowd.

Photo credit:  Fred R. Conrad/The New York Times

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4 Responses to “Is The Obama White House Too White?”

  1. When Maureen Dowd states the president is “light-years behind W. on aid to Africa”, well, you know O. is in trouble… and clearly, of his own making.

  2. HandsomeOlderLustyBlackLad Says:

    I suppose accoring to this fugly white broad,Pres. Obama should have Little Louie Farra-Clown,Jesse Jerkson,Al Not-That-Sharpton,Cornball
    West,,Mikey Dyed-in-the-Wool A**-clownson and these other assorted loud-mouth,thieves,pervs and swine calling themselves “black leaders” telling him to “act/speak/dress/govern/eat,etc. black!!!”
    In other words,behave like these thuggish (c)rappers and perpetuate,EVEN FURTHER the steretypes the Tea Baggers and other
    malign nit-wits have of us black men!!!

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