Heard on the Hill

Author Pings (Mostly) White Men to Jumpstart Racial Healing

Albert R. Reddick, who in 2009 published “Becoming One: The USA and Diversity,” has now made the leap to Twitter. His first order of business: pleading with politicians to take his post-racial platform seriously.

Reddick (@disciple2005) took to social media last week, blasting out critiques of President Barack Obama to a number of political heavies, past and present.

Along with plugging his book, Reddick prodded the following groups (in order) to help him “start the dialogue for overcoming racism”: the Republican Party, Speaker John A. Boehner, R-Ohio, 2012 GOP presidential pick Mitt Romney, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, former Vice President Al Gore, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., and tea party favorite Herman Cain.

We were, by no means his first choice — that’d be conservative squawker Sean Hannity — but we did score a shout-out between Tina Brown and The Associated Press:

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Good luck, Albie!