Larry Pinkney’s article entitled Barack Obama: Trojan Horse and A Great White Hope? (Black Commentator, Issue 217, February 2007) was excerpted in the book What can You Say? America’s National Conversation on Race, by John Hartigan Jr., Stanford University Press, 2010, Chapter 4 (“Race Doesn’t Matter” Manic Glimpses of a Postracial Future), Pages 97 & 205 (Note):

The black blogosphere surged with comments like Larry Pinkney’s, on, who put “black” in quotes in referencing Obama, asserting that “being biologically Black and on the cover of Ebony magazine” does not equate with black identity. 9

9. Larry Pinkney,, February 15, 2007


Larry Pinkney is a veteran of the Black Panther Party, the former Minister of Interior of the Republic of New Africa, a former political prisoner and the only American to have successfully self-authored his civil/political rights case to the United Nations under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. In connection with his political organizing activities, Pinkney was interviewed in 1988 on the nationally televised PBS News Hour, formerly known as The MacNeil/Lehrer News Hour, and more recently on the nationally syndicated Alex Jones Show. Pinkney is a former university instructor of political science and international relations, and his writings have been published in various places, including The Boston Globe, San Francisco BayView newspaper, Black Commentator, Intrepid Report, Global Research (Canada), LINKE ZEITUNG (Germany), 107 Cowgate (Ireland and Scotland), and Mayihlome News (Azania/South Africa). He is in the archives of Dr. Huey P. Newton (Stanford University, CA), cofounder of the Black Panther Party. For more about Larry Pinkney see the book, Saying No to Power: Autobiography of a 20th Century Activist and Thinker, by William Mandel [Introduction by Howard Zinn]. (Click here to read excerpts from the book.)


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