Will Obama “be held to a different standard because of his skin color?”

Interesting article questioning whether or not President Obama’s race will play a role in how his work will be “judged.”

Here is an excerpt from the article:

Andrew Rojecki, co-author of “The Black Image in the White Mind: Media and Race in America…” says people who say¬† Obama isn’t going to be held to a different standard because of his skin color didn’t pay attention to his campaign.

He says Obama had to deal with challenges that other candidates didn’t have to face. Obama’s run for office was almost ended by his association with his minister, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, whose incendiary sermons shocked many.

But Republican presidential nominee John McCain’s relationship with the Rev. John Hagee, who was accused of anti-Semitism, never threatened to end his campaign, Rojecki says.

[source: “Will Obama Have to be better because he is black?” John Blake]

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