Jonetta Rose Barras is a columnist for The Washington Examiner. She is the author of the critically acclaimed The Last of the Black Emperors, and former associate editor of the Washington City Paper. She has appeared as a commentator for CNN, C-SPAN, and PBS and is widely considered one of the freshest female voices speaking for the African-American community today.
Oh, let's nip it right now.
Tommy Wells isn't running to be the city's first white mayor. If Jack Evans or David Catania jumps in the race, as has been predicted, they won't be vying to be the District's chief executive based on the color of their skin either.
When a candidate plays the race...