"Yes, Obama’s election is historic, a symbol of great change to many. But it is equally true that the American elite has grown adept at using the black middle and management class. The courageous Martin Luther King recognised this when he linked the human rights of black Americans with the human rights of the Vietnamese, then being slaughtered by a liberal Democratic administration. And he was shot.
In striking contrast, a young black major serving in Vietnam, Colin Powell, was used to 'investigate' and whitewash the infamous My Lai massacre."