Caught Between Color Lines
I agreed in general with what randall Kennedy had to say in "The Right Shade of Black," but I thought it odd that he referred to Senator Barack Obama's "adopted racial roots" [Jan. 28]. According to his skin color, Obama is black, but his mixed parentage dictates that, strictly speaking, he is neither black nor white. Nothing about his race has been adopted. In any case, why should we care about Obama's race? We should support candidates who approach problems intelligently, without adhering to racial — or any other —...

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