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GREAT WHITE HOPE
Mitt Romney: The Great White Hope
Berkeley writer, retired Silicon Valley executive
To secure the 2012 Republican Presidential nomination, Mitt Romney had to take increasingly conservative positions. Many observers expected that once he became the nominee, Romney would move towards the political middle ground. But he hasn't.
The Rest of Lynn Jenkins' Apology
Actor, writer, cliché
When I said, 'I hate that Uncle Tom' I was referring to my Dad's brother Thomas Crowley. He's a real bastard. But I never knew that his name was also a racial slur.
For Team Obama, A Refresher on Jack Johnson and "The Great White Hope"
Sports correspondent, The Nation Magazine
In 1918, the first black heavyweight boxing champion defeated a racist "great white hope." But when the Obama Administration takes a right hook to the face, it just smiles through bloodied teeth.
The Uninsured Has a Black Face -- White Ambivalence Is Obama's Struggle
Yvonne R. Davis
President and CEO, DAVISCommunications
Yale professor, John Dovidio, does not feel the ongoing protests, name calling and Hitler labels by white protesters are hate, but a fight by whites struggling to defend and maintain their position and status.
John McCain: the "Great White Hope"
Joseph A. Palermo
Professor, historian, author
McCain is carrying the torch to keep "hope" alive that wealthy white men will continue to be the center of the world.
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