Can the truth be racist?
In the context of presidential election maneuverings, the most important part of Barack Obama's candidacy was being black without... well... being that black.
Washington (CNN) - Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid apologized Saturday following reports he had privately described then-candidate Barack Obama during the presidential campaign as a black candidate who could be successful thanks in part to his “light-skinned” appearance and speaking patterns "with no Negro dialect, unless he wanted to have one."
Popular culture embraces the "Niggah" mentality and no legitimate person will deny that fact. What Obama was able to do (because he is articulate and clean-cut), was attract older, white democrats while his skin color was embraced by pop-culture.
His ideas and politics really didn't come into play.