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August 2, 2011

Your Turn: The Problem We All Live With

With the Bag about to come back from being off the grid for a few days, we’re leaving the analysis in the surest hands we know. Yours.

Here’s the caption to this photo that appeared as a White House “Photo of the Day” a few weeks ago (I strongly recommend you click for full size):

President Barack Obama, Ruby Bridges, and representatives of the Norman Rockwell Museum view Rockwell’s “The Problem We All Live With,” hanging in a West Wing hallway near the Oval Office, July 15, 2011. Bridges is the girl portrayed in the painting.

I’m not only interested in your thoughts on the photo, but also the way Obama has handled the issue of race and his own black identity (which I feel I see constant evidence of in photos, through moments like this and snaps of events he hosts, but I don’t see or hear much of directly).

(photo: Pete Souza/White House)

  • Anonymous

    The Rockwell painting appeared on the cover of Look magazine less than two months after the JFK assassination. Less than a month later Congress took up the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and within six months it was law, over more than a few political dead bodies.

  • Anonymous

    The Rockwell painting appeared on the cover of Look magazine less than two months after the JFK assassination. Less than a month later Congress took up the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and within six months it was law, over more than a few political dead bodies.

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