Wilder Weighs In

It’s generally unspoken but certainly obvious in the 2012 presidential campaign: that President Obama is African-American and former Governor Mitt Romney is Caucasian.  That may not be a news flash, but race certainly has been a divisive issue in this nation, and at least one national public figure wants to put it to rest—the nation’s first elected African-American Governor, Douglas Wilder. Virginia Public Radio’s Tommie McNeil reports that while Wilder says race has always been an issue in the U.S., there’s no reason to make it a focus of a campaign.

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