Of all things, I found something that finally made me agree with a position of Republican National Chairman.

Michael Steele came out with this statement when talking about being black on Good Morning America: "Barack Obama has a slimmer margin. We all, a lot of folks do. I mean, it's a different role for, you know, for me to play and others to play. And that's just the reality of it. But you take that as part of the nature of it."

Of all things, this time it was a white Democrat who decided to chime in saying Steele was incorrect. Of course, he wasn't, and it proves two things. One, white on both sides of the issues have no idea what minorities have to go through just to be thought of as true equals across the board. And two, even people who try to distance themselves from being identified as one race or another will fall back on that reality when they need it.

I remember those days of having to work harder to get things I wanted. I also remember that I wasn't one of those people who deferred; no one could call me a shrinking violet when it came to the job. But I also wasn't a troublemaker; I created relationships with people, so much so that I can still count many of those people I worked with the past as friends of mine today.

But I also know how close I came to not getting positions because I was black. I know how people decide, after awhile, that I'm not "really black" because they don't know any other way to compare me to their perceptions of what black people are supposed to be about.

Of course, it's not just blacks. The richest man in the world now happens to be Mexican. Asians as a whole average the highest on scores getting into college, then do well in college, yet you don't see many, if there are any, on the Forbes 500 list. There has to be more than someone saying "they're not leadership material"; nope, I'm not buying that one bit.

But let one of us make a little mistake... might as well call it a career and move onto something else. In Steele's case, his blunders have been big and public, but he suffers from a different problem, in my view. That being, I'm not sure he was the best candidate for the job to begin with, but was potentially the best minority candidate Republicans could find as their answer to President Obama. They'll say it had nothing to do with it, but McCain kept saying that Sarah Palin was the best candidate he could think of to run with him for the presidency, and we all know that was a sham as well.

Race is obviously still a big issue in this country, but something that seems to have been forgotten, until it suddenly smacks people on the head, is that if you're a minority, or even a woman, you can't just be as good as someone else most of the time. You have to be better, so that you can maximize that slim margin. It's not fair, but it's still reality.