Mark Davis: If only real racism were the problem

Dallas Morning News

If the very existence of a black first lady were not enough to suggest that the NAACP’s century of battles has been largely won, Michelle Obama’s topic for her keynote speech to its convention might confirm it: childhood obesity.

Now, I’m as energized as the next person about a campaign to get kids (of all races) to put down the Little Debbies and PlayStation controllers and get outside. But surely Mrs. Obama, famous for her late-arriving pride in her country, has to admit that when you have such topical latitude in addressing a civil rights group, much progress has been made.

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