On Race, the Silence Is Bipartisan

By DESMOND S. KING and ROGERS M. SMITH /New York Times

THE economic crisis in the United States is also a racial crisis. White Americans are hurting, but nonwhite Americans are hurting even more. Yet leaders in both political parties — for different reasons — continue to act as though race were anachronistic and irrelevant in a country where an African-American is the president. Read more…