Black Man Running

Posted by Katherine | October 31, 2008 – 10:03 am

The undertones of race and racism in the campaign have gotten louder (subtly and not so subtly) in the last month or so, amplified, many believe, by Palin/McCain references to things like Obama’s middle name and his “palling around with terrorists.”

A good moment, perhaps, for this picture, which affirms defiantly and humorously that, yes, presidential candidate Barack Obama is black. It was taken by Tom Pratt at an Obama rally in Denver last weekend. (Thanks, James Mills.)

Black man running tshirt
[wordcat57 / Flickr]

The cool thing about this as a photograph: you can’t identify the skin tone of the person wearing it.


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