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


Warren Olney

Andrea Brody, Anna Scott, Karen Radziner