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Iowans Make Statement With Obama Win in Caucuses

by Brian A. Wilkins
1/5/2008 (code refreshed, links updated January 7, 2020)

I was forced to watch coverage of the Iowa Caucuses on state-run, Euro-American media outlets CNN, Fox News, MSNBC. It made for good television, mostly thanks to C-SPAN. CNN reporter Soledad O’Brien’s made many references to Iowa “choosing a black guy.” Fox News people continually called Obama “articulate and well-spoken.” Regardless, the final results proved something about my home state of Iowa.

Iowa’s population is more than 95 percent European American and less than 3 percent Nubian American (“black”). I was born and raised in a … Read Entire Article