Race is obviously a factor in voting, since most blacks in the US vote Dem, and over 90% of Dem primary voters are voting for Obama (which demonstrates something you could call racism but which, I think, is better described as "tribalism").
I believe that there are plenty of good reasons not to vote for Obama in the general election, but skin color is not one of them. But is it a factor for white Dem primary voters, and for white voters in general?
- Judis in TNR: The Big Race - a serious political science look at race and voting patterns
- Racist Incidents. WaPo
More related stuff:
- If you won't join the Obamaborg, you're racist. Moonbattery
- White Racist - or Right Reason? View from the Right
- via Insty:
TONY BLANKLEY: "Race, the yet unclosed scab that has run deep through our history, is about to be discussed as it never has been in a presidential election. . . . I would argue that the more honest the public conversation is the less virulent the private one will be, and therein lies the path to maximum civic hygiene."