Man, you can't swing a dead cat without hitting three reporters that want to write about how all the "birthers" are racists that simply cannot accept that a black man is president of the United States.
Ignoring the fact that a black man is President of the United States, they just don't understand how this particular president, who rode this particular concern for his own political advancement, could be disliked by the very same people who disliked the last two white Democratic presidents. It's a mystery to them why we aren't all worshipping this black president.
Oh well, it's a mystery to me why they still worship Obama.
However, a lot of the articles also emphasize how other blacks are despairing of this "movement".
But they were sad about it, too, seeing what they felt was a high-level manifestation of the idea that when a black person accomplishes something great there must be something wrong.
"The stress of feeling constantly called into question, constantly under surveillance, has emotional and physical consequences for us," said Imani Perry, a professor at Princeton University's Center for African American Studies. "It also puts us in the position of not being able to be constituents, with respect to our politicians, because we feel we have to constantly protect the president. ... You see people attacking him, and he's the president, what happens to those of us who are not the president?"
But of course this is all bullshit, or better said, crocodile tears. If blacks really wanted to be able to say that all of their accomplishments were based entirely on their own efforts, then they would be the first to demand that racial quotas and set-asides be abolished. That way, they could say that they have accomplished what they have, on a level playing field. But the opposite is true. Blacks are the first to demand quotas and set-asides, and they are the first to claim that elimination of said programs are racist. So whites are racist to demand that blacks compete with whites on a level playing field, and whites are racists when they question black advancements that are clearly based on quotas and set-asides.
Kinda makes you feel as though blacks will always claim that it's racists who are keeping them down, and that everything they disagree with is based on racism. And that's been the claim as long as I have been alive, even though a lot of African-Americans have pretty much abandoned American culture and embraced a gangsta culture that is clearly damaging to them, or have gone over to a fake neo-African "culture" (things like Kwanzaa and naming all girls with a moniker that ends in "ika") that has roots no deeper than 1960's counter-culture. Now that there's been a black president, a black man as the most powerful man in the world, such cries of racism ring hollow. That is, unless you are a professor of African-American studies. When that's your profession, then racism is a major part of your schtick; and defines your whole self-worth.