Two great columns on race and American identity, to ourselves and in the world, in today's New York Times.
Roger Cohen delivered another inspired, nearly rhapsodic piece about what the idea of Barack Obama means to the world.
And Nicholas Kristof here presents some intriguing (however intuitive, at least to me) research on nature versus cultural nurture in our perception of race. My favorite finding:
More evidence of the amazing year of Obama opening once hidden doors in the American mind.