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The Obamas and a (Post) Racial America?
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The Obamas and a (Post) Racial America?

Gregory Parks, Matthew Hughey, and Charles Ogletree


Since the milestone election of Barack Hussein Obama on November 4, 2008, some have wondered whether the United States can now be considered a post-racial nation. According to this book's contributors, a more nuanced and contemporary analysis and measurement of racial attitudes undercuts this assumption. Despite the election of the first black President and rise of his family as perhaps the most widely recognized family in the world, race remains a salient issue—particularly in the United States. Looking beyond public behaviors and how people describe their own attitudes, the contributors draw ... More

Keywords: Barack Obama, Michelle Obama, post-racial, racial bias, United States, race, prejudice

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780199735204
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199735204.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Gregory Parks, editor
District of Columbia Court of Appeals

Matthew Hughey, editor
Mississippi State University
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Charles Ogletree, contributor
Harvard Law School
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