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3.05.2009


Blacks, whites hear Obama differently - Nia-Malika Henderson - POLITICO.com "On matters of racial identity, many observers in the African-American community say he benefits from what's known as “dog-whistle politics.' His language, mannerisms and symbols resonate deeply with his black supporters, even as the references largely sail over the heads of white audiences.

This is part of the reason that as a candidate, Obama won intense support among African-Americans while never being branded, in the fashion of a Jesse Jackson, as a candidate"
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