When will it end? I'm talking about America’s full-court media pressure to have President Obama to reject everything with a Black context with links to the horrific one-way relationship of enslavement – master and slave. The selection of a church-home for a president’s family has never been under such public pressure.
The media and the body-politic of America is forcing Obama to be a post-racial symbol, without embracing and engaging what it would actually cost to be post-racial, i.e., a)America’s apology for codifying Blacks as less than human in its Constitution, b) pledging an oath to never allow chattel slavery to happen again, and c) a reparations accord with direct input from Blacks – unlike what happened with the Emancipation Proclamation,which Blacks were not allowed to define their “freedom”— to set forth the terms and conditions of the accord and the provision of resources that will be necessary to repair the damage done to Blacks for centuries and generations chattel slavery and its inextricable terror.
Will Obama’s selection of a church-home back-fire on the notion of a post-racial America? It will, because the proponents are trying to make it happen on the cheap without paying the price of reconciliation. Moreover, because selecting a Black church home, for a Black family, is the very essence of freedom of religion.