Quotes: Esquire Thinks David Brooks Is Forgiving Of Racism

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David Brooks, a Columnist at the New York Times, speaks during a taping of "Meet the Press"

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“Culturally, [Obama] will have to demonstrate that even though he comes from an unusual background, he is a fervent believer in the old-fashioned bourgeois virtues: order, self-discipline, punctuality and personal responsibility.”

—DAVID BROOKS, New York Times columnist, in a sentence that Esquire argues is “either frankly racist or frankly forgiving of racism.”