Elizabeth Barrette (ysabetwordsmith) wrote,
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Race in Politics

I don't think race is going to get out of politics as long as people think it's okay to shout "n*gg*r" at elected officials who are black.

Running From Race Leaves You Mired in Its Middle
Dr. Wilmer J. Leon III, Truthout: "On August 10, 2008, The New York Times published an article by Matt Bai entitled 'Is Obama the End of Black Politics?' The premise of the article was that as the Democratic Party was poised to deliver its nomination for the nation's highest office to an African-American, this somehow signaled the end of black politics. As candidate Obama won primary after primary, NPR Senior News Analyst Daniel Schorr saw these victories as an indication that America had moved into a 'post-racial era.' He defined it as an 'era where civil rights veterans of the past century are consigned to history and Americans begin to make race-free judgments on who should lead them.'"
Tags: ethnic studies, news, politics

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