Herman Cain's Identity Politics

The GOP hopeful was not the only black person who sat on the sidelines during the civil rights movement, blogs Ta-Nehisi Coates at the Atlantic. But Cain should still be prepared to have his credentials questioned.

GOP presidential hopefuls Texas Gov. Rick Perry and Herman Cain (Getty)
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