Wright & Douglass

Ari, over at the American history blog Edge of the American West, gives a nice historical perspective on the Jeremiah Wright / Barack Obama mess. Ari asserts that what Obama is really trying to do, by distancing himself from Wright, is to avoid being labeled a “neo-Douglassian” — good old Frederick Douglass from the 19th C. is apparently still too scary for much of white America. Read it here.