I’ve got a new piece out today on Religion Dispatches, which I did after soldiering for Obama in Philadelphia a few weeks ago. The white racism I saw there made me want to see Obama’s candidacy from the other side of the tracks, so I went to the wonderful Baptist church next to my apartment building, where I was warmly welcomed.
In the article I explore how such great hopes are being put in Obama in a neighborhood not quite able to believe that a black man might actually be president. The unanswered question is whether he will ever deliver on what he represents there. Take a look at Obama Territory.