This is pretty impressive. Barack Obama could lose the election in November. And if he loses the election in November, it’s possible that some people will blame racism for his loss. So The New Republic decided to print a John McWhorter attack on those hypothetical people‘s hypothetical argument about a hypothetical defeat. It seems those arguments, though they haven’t been made and are about events that haven’t occurred, are groundless.
See Ta-Nehisi Coates for more on this ridiculousness. Personally, I blame Whitey for letting this run.