The Corner

Questions for the Candidates

For Senator Obama: In your February 5th speech you said:

[The voices of the American people] reached the coast of South Carolina, when people said that maybe we don’t have to be divided by race and region and gender …

Do you in fact now believe that “we don’t have to be divided by race and region and gender”? If so, will you declare that you now oppose affirmative action — the process of dividing us up by race and gender so that social goods can be differentially apportioned to us?

John Derbyshire — Mr. Derbyshire is a former contributing editor of National Review.

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