Readers in vigorous debate about race in politics after the firing of an Agriculture Department official.
Readers debate deepening division between African Americans on President Obama's performance.
Readers discuss predictions of crowd size, other issues related to Inauguration Day.
Most of the comments on Eugene Robinson's column about Obama's victory applaud and endorse Gene's response and affirm the joy and pride that many feel. There are also some that underline the continuing existence of racial stress in the United States.
Powell's endorcement of Obama has generated more than 1,400 coments -- many alledging the endorsement is about race, since both Powell and Obama are African American. Others decry that characterization.