Barry Black is the first African-American Chaplain of the United States Senate. He`s the former Chief Of Chaplains for the US Navy, and seems like a good guy—very much not Jeremiah Wright. AP did a story about him, [Lawmakers turn to faith leaders By Christine Simmons, July 13, 2010]and it`s mentioned on GetReligion`s blog. The premise of GetReligion is that the press doesn`t Get Religion. Here at VDARE.com we also notice that they don`t "get" race or national identity, either—GetReligion writes
Since 1789, Black is the first African-American, the first Seventh-day Adventist and the first military chaplain to serve as chaplain of the U.S. Senate—all facts left out of the AP stew.
Race: Identification by race is pertinent:In biographical and announcement stories, particularly when they involve a feat or appointment that has not routinely been associated with members of a particular race. [I. E. the "first black" to do something good is relevant. The thousandth black to commit an armed robbery is not.]
It`s amazing that they could do a story about him and not mention his race. He was elected Chaplain of the Senate in 2003, by the way, during the Bush Administration.