This campaign season is not an ordinary season. It involves an election that deals with a variety of socially-conscious issues regarding race. When Barack Obama announced he was running for president last year, his campaign was setting a precedent for years to come for young black leaders. His campaign will either be looked upon as transformational, a path to a nation where everyone could succeed based upon the content of his or her character, or it could set back racial progress we've been making as a country.
When the news broke last month that Senator John McCain selected Alaskan governor Sarah Palin as his running mate, controversy erupted when the media quickly found out Palin's teenage daughter, Bristol, was pregnant. Some Americans wondered why this was even a controversy and some were complaining the news media was showing a liberal bias. Could the real story behind the controversy be that Palin backed abstinence-only education when she ran for governor in 2006?