Is Williams Black Enough NPR''s Phillip Martin reports on how easy it is to stumble while walking the line between being ''not black enough'' and ''too black''. When Washington DC Mayor Anthony Williams accepted the resignation of an aide who used the word ''niggardly'' in a meeting, a torrent of protest ensued. The controversy comes on the heels of a Washington Post opinion piece that questioned whether Williams was ''black enough'' to lead the predominantly Afro-American capitol city. It''s a question that confronts many black public officials who walk the line between being ''''too black'''' for some and ''not black enough'' for others.
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Is Williams Black Enough

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Is Williams Black Enough

Is Williams Black Enough

Is Williams Black Enough

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NPR''s Phillip Martin reports on how easy it is to stumble while walking the line between being ''not black enough'' and ''too black''. When Washington DC Mayor Anthony Williams accepted the resignation of an aide who used the word ''niggardly'' in a meeting, a torrent of protest ensued. The controversy comes on the heels of a Washington Post opinion piece that questioned whether Williams was ''black enough'' to lead the predominantly Afro-American capitol city. It''s a question that confronts many black public officials who walk the line between being ''''too black'''' for some and ''not black enough'' for others.