Black and White World
Why race still matters in Obama’s America
What Blood Won't Tell:
A History of Race on Trial in America
by Ariela J. Gross
Harvard University Press
$29.95 List Price
For all the history made in Barack Obama’s successful presidential run, the final Election Day ballot was about us, not him. We voted, stared into the face of American racism, and made our choice. As the African-American comic Paul Mooney said, this was the first national election that forced whites to enter the voting booth and confront race—something that blacks, Mooney noted, have been doing ever since they could vote.