A particularly hateful excerpt from this article highlights the racial discrimination that his presidency was supposed to negate:
When Caucasian congressman Steve Cohen applied to join the Congressional Black Caucus this official reply came from the Caucus:
"Quite simply, Rep. Cohen will have to accept what the rest of the country will have to accept – there has been an unofficial congressional white caucus for over 200 years, and now it's our turn to say who can join the 'the club.' He does not, and cannot, meet the membership criteria, unless he can change his skin color. Primarily, we are concerned with the needs and concerns of the black population, and we will not allow white America to infringe on those objectives."