WASHINGTON - Barack Obama assailed as "slice and dice" politics Geraldine Ferraro's assertion that he wouldn't be where he is in the presidential race if he weren't black. Ferraro countered Wednesday that her remarks were not racist and had been taken out of context. The back-and-forth between the two Democrat trailblazers — Obama, seeking to be the nation's first black president, and Ferraro, who was the first woman on major party presidential ticket — continued for a second day as they made appearances on network and cable morning news programs. When are people going to learn you are NOT allowed to say anything about being black. Jeezsh!