It's rare that I disagree with Katharine Birbalsingh—she's a friend and an inspiring, passionate person—but I have to say that this article doesn't float my boat.
Katharine's main point seems to be that black children the country over might at least know who Obama is, and that he's not white. Hmmm.
However, one wonders whether holding up a man who is becoming best known for ordering the extra-judicial killings of suspects—even if they are complete bastards—should really be a role-model for black kids...
UPDATE: I don't know what "poor, inner-city black kids" really want: I simply don't know enough of them. I just don't like identity politics—I believe in the individual.
And, were I to look up to anyone it wouldn't be because they were a white person—it would be because they were a good person.
And yes, I know that "good" is a somewhat nebulous term—but I am pretty sure that it does not apply to murderers.