Excerpt:Â In his big speech defending his 20-year membership in a church headed by a racist, anti-Semitic, sexist, conspiracy-believing pastor, Democratic candidate Barack Obama says America needs a frank "talk" about race. For crying out loud, we talk incessantly about race! Pick up a newspaper â€“ any newspaper â€“ or turn on cable news and wait a few minutes. Race â€“ usually something about how blacks feel, how blacks think, how blacks and whites see things differently, yada, blah, etc. â€“ comes up.