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The flawed defence of racial bias in US

Blacks comprise about 14% of the American population - roughly one-seventh

Devangshu Datta 

Devangshu Datta Barack Obama spent eight years in the White House. Since Mr Obama is a black man, this means that there is no discrimination against black Americans. The carriers of Confederate flags often say that it is absurd for Mr Obama to complain that blacks face discrimination.   Their argument goes thus: Mr Obama was president. Mr Obama is black. Therefore, blacks don’t face racial discrimination. Similarly, the success of Oprah Winfrey proves that there is no discrimination against black women. Extending the logic, Mr Obama’s middle name is the uncompromising ...

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First Published: Fri, August 18 2017. 23:45 IST
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