Satirist Wants to See Obama's 'White Side' Poet and satirist Bomani Armah talks about his Washington Post op-ed, "Okay, Barack. Now Show 'Em Your White Side." Obama is "black enough," Armah writes. "We need to start stressing the idea that his universal appeal is partly due to his being white, like all the presidents before him."
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Satirist Wants to See Obama's 'White Side'

Satirist Wants to See Obama's 'White Side'

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Poet and satirist Bomani Armah talks about his Washington Post op-ed, "Okay, Barack. Now Show 'Em Your White Side."

Obama is "black enough," Armah writes. "We need to start stressing the idea that his universal appeal is partly due to his being white, like all the presidents before him."