When a white person is proud to be white they call it "racism", because it is! I prefer to be proud over the things in my life that I actually had some control over, such as my children, career, etc. I agree with Heavy-D that racism will never go away, but it would probably help quite a bit if the African American community didn't focus on it so much. I didn't really think of Obama as a black man, who cares? Well, not until has pastor started spewing all the hate anyway.