The Politics of Race in the Era of Barack Obama

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By electing its first black president, some Americans believe Dr. King's vision of a "colorblind" America has been achieved. Others call Barack Obama a Muslim who was born outside the country. What role is race playing in the re-election campaign? Also, the capsizing of an Italian cruise ship is blamed on human error, and there's one less Republican candidate for President today, and evangelical leaders have chosen a favorite from what's left of the pack.

Banner image: President Barack Obama tours the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial in Washington, DC, October 14, 2011. Official White House Photo by Pete Souza

Credits

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Andrea Brody, Anna Scott, Karen Radziner