Herenton: Ford Gets a Pass on Race 

Even as the national media are conferring Noble Victim status on Senate candidate Harold Ford Jr. for alleged race-based innuendoes in an RNC-sponsored TV commercial which GOP opponent Bob Corker has repudiated, Memphis mayor Willie Herenton sees Ford as getting a full pass on the racial front because of his light skin. “He can go places and do things that I can’t,” says the mayor. As for Herenton himself, who faces reelection next year, “I’m just too dark.” For other ruminations on race and the races, including a reminder of the testy relationship between Memphis’ best-known African-American office-holders, go to “Political Beat”.

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