Emil Guillermo: Obama’s final State of the Union could have been great had the nation been ready for Obama

I kept shaking my head.  That’s SMH, for those into social media.

President Obama did some great things during his first seven years, but they will always be shortchanged as long as the politics in this country stays as it is.

The president, you’ll recall,  was the nation’s first African American president, and has the middle name Hussein.

And that’s why he had to remind the country about the fear of change and the fear of foreigners this week.

It was an appeal to diversity in our democracy before it’s too late.

Read my whole column on the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund blog.