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Maureen Dowd a columnist for the New York Times has an article called “You’ll Never Believe What This White House Is Missing” in which she speculates that the reason for the Shirley Sherrod mishap was due to a lack of Black advisers in the White House.

The Obama White House is too white.

It has Barack Obama, raised in the Hawaiian hood and Indonesia, and Valerie Jarrett, who spent her early years in Iran.

But unlike Bill Clinton, who never needed help fathoming Southern black culture, Obama lacks advisers who are descended from the central African-American experience, ones who understand “the slave thing,” as a top black Democrat dryly puts it.


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