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The mayor of Washington, Adrian Fenty, one of the so-called postracial black leaders, suffered a humiliating defeat in his bid for re-election last week when African-American voters deserted him in droves. The very same week President Obama, the most prominent of the so-called postracial types, was moving aggressively to shore up his support among black voters. Mr. Obama, who usually goes out of his way to avoid overtly racial comments and appeals, made an impassioned plea during a fiery speech Saturday night at a black-tie event sponsored by the Congressional Black Caucus. “I need everybody here,” he said, “to go back to your neighborhoods, to go back your workplaces, to go to the churches and go to the barbershops and go to the beauty shops. And tell them we’ve got more work to do.” Source, Bob Hebert, NY Times Also, Why is Barack Obama's team not listening to him? But are black politico's ignoring black folks in order to apease white voters? http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/21/opinion/21herbert.html Let's talk about the politics of neglect, tonight on African American Political Slugfest, "If you can handle the truth."

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