Robert Reich get's bagged being a racist, in my opinion, with his statements about white construction workers: ""I am concerned, as I'm sure many of you are, that these jobs not simply go to high skilled people who are already professions or to white male construction workers. I have nothing against white male construction workers." Robert Reich: Keep stimulus money away from skilled workers and “white male contractors” - Blogrunner Now I've met Reich a number of times from when he was running for Mass. Governor, and he's a very smart, thoughtful, and disarming sorta guy. He's way too smart to have not realized what he was saying. He is also not a self-loathing, anti-white racist, but these comments are most definitely dangerous to the Obama agenda...to move closer to a post-racial America. If the Obama people know what's good for them, they will quickly and publicly get rid of this guy. His comments can be spun in a number of directions based on your political slant, but if Obama is serious about moving beyond race and having transparency, he must not retain people who might even appear to have racial agendas like Reich clearly does. Not to mention how insulting this has to be to minority construction workers. I know a few who have worked their arses off to get the skills (and pay) they deserve and have today who would like to throttle this guy.