Hey, I'm just some white male, and I'll be the first to admit that I'm ill-prepared to speak on racial or gender discrimination..I can't say I've felt the effect firsthand (that I know of)
But I can't help reading an article like this and wonder "Does there come a point where it becomes its' own engine? Is it possible that to feed or profit upon the idea of fighting the uphill battle becomes the cause itself?"
I don't know. It just seems silly to me that here in 2009, we're talking about a guy becoming president that is quite literally African-American (father Kenyan, mother American) that his mother being white (Caucasian? I don't know. A bunch of us whiteys didn't come from the Caucasus region.) leaves open an idea that he's not African-American enough.
I say, fuck it. It's time for him to live up to his campaign, and let history be the judge of what he accomplishes during his term of service in the office.
(You may temper this with my frustration at countless political hacks declaring him a failure moments after the electoral result, be they domestic or from abroad.)