When it comes to those American whites who are uncomfortable with a
black president, there has been no shortage of racial distortion either.
Some have tried to use Obama's skin color and Muslim name to prey upon
the fears of a white electorate that has seen its economic prosperity
plummet amid an overall decline in America's global influence. Others
have even gone so far as to question his citizenship and his birthright.
Still others have deliberately misconstrued his political philosophy in
a racially tinged manner — asserting that he's an African anti-colonial