Name the Author: ‘Toast Yourselves, Black America’

Question MarkOne day after President Barack Obama delivered a war strategy speech that left many feeling wary, it’s become time to play a new game I’m calling, “Name the Author.”

Read the words below and see if you can guess who wrote them two days after Obama won the election as the nation’s first black president:

“Toast yourselves, Black America. Shout your glee Harvard, Princeton, Yale, Duke, Stanford, and Berkeley. You have elected not an individual who is qualified to be president, but a black man who, like the pragmatist Franklin Roosevelt, promises to – Do Something! You now have someone who has picked up the baton of Lyndon Johnson’s Great Society. But you have also foolishly traded your freedom and mine – what little there is left – for the chance to feel good. There is nothing in me that can share your happy obliviousness.”

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