White House Photo of Obama Watching bin Laden Operation: What Does It Say About The Image of Black Men In America?


CNN.com posted an article on their web site analyzing the now famous photo of President Obama and his national security team in the White House Situation Room watching the capture and killing of Osama bin Laden.  CNN.com contends that the photo is not just historically significant from a national security perspective, but from a cultural perspective.  Several scholars and historians say the photo is a snapshot of how much this country’s attitudes about race, women and presidency are changing. Others say the photo visually sends a message that a black man is in charge of protecting the nation.

What do you think?  Click here to read the CNN.com article.

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