2008 Presidential Election, Race and Racism
Professor Vernellia Randall
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". . . Two things have happened in America that make it possible we would actually elect an African-American president. One is that white voters are casting more ballots for black candidates, all across the country. Racism lives, but it isn't what it used to be. The other is this new generation of politicians like Obama, the senator from Illinois, and Booker, the mayor  of Newark. They steer clear of ideological fights and confrontations. They focus on solving problems. They  build coalitions with white and Latino politicians. And they rarely, if ever, appeal to black voters based on narrow racial interests.  "It's a co-evolution," says David Bositis of the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, a think tank focusing on black issues. "White voters have evolved. The other thing is, these black candidates are not  your typical black candidates from the past. They have a broader message aimed at everyone. . . . " Tom Morgan, Tossing the Race Card from the Deck, The Star-Ledger, January 11, 2008.
 
 

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