Michele, you can’t have it both ways. If, as you said last night, you view Obama as black (you said “of color”) then you won’t reach a “post racial” status. To say that he’s black leads us back to the “single drop of black blood” interpretation of race. Consider: If Obama had married a white woman, would his children still be “of color” in your view? If so, where does it end? You’d always have the single drop of black blood. On the other hand, if we view him and others in similar circumstances as “bi-racial” there may be hope. After all, he’s as much white as black.
Thanks for listening.