Chris Matthews

Five little words — “I forgot he was black” — have exposed a contradiction in the idea of a post-racial nation.

This is a complicated and tricky question. Does “forgetting” someone’s Blackness make them inherently racist?

From the Huffington Post: Chris Matthews is definitely going to take some heat for exclaiming that he “forgot [Obama] was black tonight for an hour… I said wait a minute, he’s an African American guy in front of a bunch of other white people.”