Is Time right to call Obama the man of the Year?

“We are in the midst of historic cultural and demographic changes,”  What does that mean?  And if it is true, how is President Obama the architect of cultural and demographic change?  Surely, he is not the father of all those demographic people and he is not the author of their culture.  Is this a reference to President Obama’s race?  Isn’t that racist?  Is it a reference to the Muslim influences on his life?  Isn’t that also stereotyping and could be considered prejudice?  Didn’t the father of modern racial attitudes say that we should judge a person by the content of their character and not the color of their skin?  I am wondering how many media people see President Obama as a black man?  Would MLK have preferred us to see Obama as a man who is black?  What does Obama himself want?  Does he think of himself as a black man or a man who is black?  Can a white person think of themselves as a white person or a person who is white and what’s the difference?


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Retired army chaplain, Rotarian, moderately right of center on most issues, big on self reflection and self analysis.

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