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Barack Obama: Are Critics Targeting his Race?

Barack Obama: Are Critics Targeting his Race?

Philip Sherwell

Forty-five years to the day after Martin Luther King delivered his “I have a dream” speech, Barack Obama will become the first black man picked by a major party to run for president. Having picked Senator Joe Biden as his running mate, he is due to accept the Democratic nomination as their candidate in front of 75,000 supporters in Denver on Thursday.