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Obama: “I Was Actually Black Before the Election.”

September 22, 2009

Hear, hear. I’m tired of all this distracting talk about racism in the health care debate. You can disagree with a liberal policy championed by a black President without being a racist. Lots of people have been misled into fearing health care reform for lots of reasons. I’m glad to see our President laughing this stuff off and keeping focused on the issues.

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Charli Carpenter is a Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. She is the author of 'Innocent Women and Children': Gender, Norms and the Protection of Civilians (Ashgate, 2006), Forgetting Children Born of War: Setting the Human Rights
Agenda in Bosnia and Beyond (Columbia, 2010), and ‘Lost’ Causes: Agenda-Setting in Global Issue Networks and the Shaping of Human Security (Cornell, 2014). Her main research interests include national security ethics, the protection of civilians, the laws of war, global agenda-setting, gender and political violence, humanitarian affairs, the role of information technology in human security, and the gap between intentions and outcomes among advocates of human security.