• I grew during segregation in an all-black segregated neighborhood with segregated schools, etcetera. I was raised by a great father, my hero, who I much admired. So, I never really had anxiety in the way that someone like Obama would have. When he walks down the street alone, since no one knows who his mother is, they're just going to see him as a black guy.

    "Shelby Steele: The Why Obama Can’t Win Interview". Interview with Kam Williams, February 27, 2008.