109 years ago this month, Booker T. Washington became the first African-American to dine at the White House by invitation of President Theodore Roosevelt. National furor and riots arose over the social implications of this historic moment. Sometimes it seems, that the current fury from the right- from the Tea Party to the Birthers is once again, at root, due to a man of color being in the White House. But even among Democrats and liberals, there is a lot of finger pointing at the Obama administration.
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