FROM Tom Hanchett
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?
How will the media cover the Trump White House? America's White House has never been completely transparent, but the Bill of Rights protects reporters when they try to discover as much as they can. As President, Donald Trump may create new challenges…for journalists and for every American who wants to know.