#9: Obama, the Safer Negro; Best of the Sable Verity
We’re celebrating another year of the Sable Verity Social Commentary this Friday with a party at Hidmo in Seattle’s Central District. What’s a party without a countdown?
Next up- race and perception. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid found himself in a bit of a quagmire earlier this year when it was revealed he’d previously made comments about President Obama’s “blackness” for lack of a better term.
Reid remarked that voters (and fellow politicians) felt comfortable with Obama because of his light skin and obvious inability to speak Ebonics.
When his comments went public, Reid apologized, thereby stunting yet another potentially real conversation about race and perception. Take a listen: