Barack 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?
The Politics of Race in the Era of Barack Obama
- Peniel Joseph - historian and professor at the University of Texas at Austin, founder of the school’s Center for the Study of Race and Democracy - @PenielJoseph
- Marie Stroughter - African American Conservatives - @mariestroughter
- Walter Rhett - historian and writer - @walterrhett
- Mikki Taylor - Essence magazine