First Bill Clinton was dubbed "our first black president. We are told the next contender is Barack Obama. But when will black people get a say in this?
Electing America's First Black President by Proxy Vote
"Will Black America have a say in electing the first Black President?"
by Marjorie Fields Harris
Nearly two decades later, the media and in its most subtle fashion, the Democratic Party, are once again discussing the possibilities, nay, the promise, of an African-American man's candidacy for the office of President of the United States. As the nation moves forward in this public discourse, however, a more pertinent question for African-Americans is raised. Will the country elect its first Black President by proxy, on behalf of the Black community? Or, to the point: will Black America have a say in electing the first Black President?