The election of Barack Obama, America's first African-American president, was a watershed moment in US racial politics. The election is being hailed as a statement about the progress America has made beyond destructive and divisive racial politics. But is the election really about transcending history? A mini symposium, "American Political Development through the Lens of Race," has been published in the Dec. 2008 issue of Political Research Quarterly analyzing that question.
Viewing US politics through the lens of race
- 8. 12 2008 (06:00)