The Politics of Race in the Era of Barack Obama

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obama-king.jpgBarack Obama is the first black man elected President of the United States. Nobody can deny that constitutes progress toward Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s dream of a "colorblind" society. But others call Barack Obama a Muslim who was born outside the country. What role does race play in American politics?  In the re-election campaign?

Credits

Guests:
Peniel Joseph - University of Texas at Austin - @PenielJoseph, Marie Stroughter - African American Conservatives - @mariestroughter, Walter Rhett - historian and writer - @walterrhett, Mikki Taylor - Essence magazine

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Katie Cooper, Andrea Brody, Karen Radziner