Bai on Obama and race

Many came to our Wednesday forum here in DC looking forward to hearing from Matt Bai. But on Wednesday morning, Matt and his wife welcomed their 2nd child into the world, a daughter, and he ended up missing our conference.

For those disapointed in not hearing from Matt you can read an essay he somehow wrote this week that will be appearing in this Sunday's Times Magazine, What's the real racial divide? While I don't know that that I agree with all of it, it is an interesting take on how race is playing out in the Democratic campaign so far.

This is a subject we have written and talked about a great deal at NDN in recent months. For more read my recent essay, On Obama. Race and the End of the Southern Strategy.