Yes, the Tea Party images of Obama as a witch doctor, and Fox News' endless racist antics, are highly problematic. But when it comes to dehumanizing black people, hip-hop wins, hands down.
Black folks are no more or less homophobic than the rest of the country, notwithstanding boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr.'s bigoted rants. But like every other ethnic group, we're a complex lot. Parsing our biases takes nuance and understanding.
The prize-winning author meditates on The Root’s photo gallery of judgments marred by racial issues. The tension, he contends, lies in the belief among some whites that, once in power, blacks will behave just like, uh, white people.