Shirley Sherrod shows Obama still finding his way on race

"By running a racially transcendent campaign, Obama may have implicitly sent a message to non-black people that he wouldn't address racial issues, so when racial issues come up, he's hamstrung."

Andra Gillespie, political scientist at Emory University in Atlanta, speaking about the Shirley Sherrod case and why America's first black president stumbles on race.

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