"The issue of race and racism emerged at the heart of U.S. politics in the Democratic presidential campaign in January. But as any serious student of U.S. history knows, racism is always beneath the surface of U.S. politics." This is an interesting read which gives some backgound into the Democratic Leadership Council and an opinion expressed by Earl Ofari (Hutchinson). http://www.dissidentvoice.org/2008/01/racism-and-politics-in-america/ As a former associate and organizer of Sistah Souljah's National Youth Student Alliance between 1988-92, I dealt with personal conflict in voting for Bill Clinton in spite of his denouncement of my Comrade Lisa Williamson (Sistah Souljah) and at the time did not really know the degree to which the DLC worked to undermine Jesse Jackson and Black leadership within the Democratic Party. I was on the Democrats.org website earlier tonight and a blogger posted an article by Earl Ofari which prompted me to research some of his earlier writings. Being raised in Los Angeles I was familiar with his earlier work and witnessed his transformation as he later turned into a vociferous critic of the Black Panther Party. I was particularly interested in how he now is one of Barack Obama's most ardent critics. He makes what I am sure some of the Destee family will view as some relevant points concerning the Obama campaign. Ancestral Spirits willing I plan to soon be moving again, this time from Texas and finally to the Atlanta metro area, so I may be gone for awhile longer. My family in Atlanta supports Obama as does my family in Brooklyn (and Las Vegas, California) but we are aware than an Obama Presidency will still leave us with numerous issues confronting Black people in Ameriklan society. Peace and Blessings to All.