Here's proof that President Obama has indeed ushered in a new era in race relations.
Who would have ever expected some white Americans to demand that an African-American man show more rage?
If you've followed the Gulf of Mexico oil disaster, you've heard the complaints that Obama isn't showing enough emotion.
But scholars say Obama's critics ignore a lesson from American history: Many white Americans don't like angry black men.
It's the lesson Obama absorbed from his upbringing, and from an impromptu remark he delivered last summer. Yet it's a lesson he may now have to jettison, they say, as public outrage spreads.
"Folks are waiting for a Samuel Jackson 'Snakes on the Plane' moment from this president as in: 'We gotta' get this $#@!!* oil back in the $#!!* rig!' But that's just not who Obama is,'' says Saladin Ambar, a political science professor at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.
Some of the same people crying for Obama to show more emotion would have voted against him if he had displayed anger during his presidential run, says William Jelani Cobb, author of "The Substance of Hope: Barack Obama and the Paradox of Progress."
This "Barry needs to get angry" stuff is nothing but a deflection from the real problem: the consequences of electing a man with little to no experience to the big house. This isn't a time for poses from Barry, for him to play the part of being President. It's about him being the President people thought they were electing back in '08, which means being a smart, competent manager. A real leader. The day after 9/11, in 2001, George W. Bush came to New York City, stood on top of a hill where the Twin Towers once were, grabbed a megaphone and told the world that he'd make the monsters who orchestrated 9/11 pay. And he did. On the other hand 50-plus days after this whole BP oil spill started, Barry continues to talk a good game while looking incredibly inept on a crisis he simply was never prepared to take on. "Stunned" at Barry's lack of leadership here? Well, if you voted for him then you're just as much to blame as he is.