Ta-Nehisi Coates explains it far better than I do, but look — as I’ve noted numerous times, President Obama is the living embodiment of the Heathcliff Huxtable ideal. He’s done all the right things, went to the right schools, been elected State Senator, U.S. Senator and for Christ’s sake President of The United States. But to them he’s still a “cocky” militant negro who got where he is out of affirmative action and white guilt and hey was he really born in the USA?
There’s no satisfying them. Nothing he can do will ever make them see anything other than a black guy dirtying up their White House. So be it. Eventually evolution works this mess out.