FROM Ta-Nehisi Coates
America's First Black President and the 'False Promise of Integration' As we wait for the re-nomination of America's first black president, it's worth pointing out that Charlotte was a focal point of the Civil Rights movement and integration. The latest issue of the Atlantic magazine carries an article titled, " Fear of a Black President ," which says of the Obama era: "He governs a national enlightened enough to send an African American to the White House, but not enlightened enough to accept a black man as president." Why is it so hard for Barack Obama to talk about the racial tensions that still exist four years after he was elected?
Politics Aside, Big Hurdles Ahead on Unilateral Immigration Reform About half the 11 million illegal immigrants living in the US will be eligible to apply for relief after President Obamas executive order. Who are they? Where do they live? Can public and private agencies handle a massive new workload if it materializes?