So much for post-racial America.
But how did things turn around so fast? They didn’t. They may never have turned in the first place.
Largely overlooked in the understandably good feelings generated by the election of our first black president was the simple fact that white America did not vote for him.
Most white Americans voted for John McCain. In fact, Barack Obama lost the white vote in 2008 by a landslide. While Obama won the overall vote by 53 percent to 46 percent, he lost among white voters by 55 percent to 43 percent. Read more.