Is America Finally Ready to Elect a Black President?
Desert Sun (Palm Springs, CA), October 16, 2008
2 Pages Posted: 20 Nov 2008
Date Written: October 16, 2008
In its 220 year history, America has yet to elect a president who is not white. In the 2008 presidential election, Barack Obama, the only black member of the United States Senate, has received the nomination of the Democratic Party, the first minority candidate to ever receive a major party nomination. This article argues that Americans must not let fear or prejudice squander this historic opportunity.
Keywords: presidential politics, elections, racism, Barak Obama, Democratic Party
JEL Classification: K19, K39, J71
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