Is America Finally Ready to Elect a Black President?

Desert Sun (Palm Springs, CA), October 16, 2008

2 Pages Posted: 20 Nov 2008  

F. Michael Higginbotham

University of Baltimore - School of Law

Date Written: October 16, 2008

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Higginbotham, F. Michael, Is America Finally Ready to Elect a Black President? (October 16, 2008). Desert Sun (Palm Springs, CA), October 16, 2008. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1295384

F. Michael Higginbotham (Contact Author)

University of Baltimore - School of Law ( email )

1420 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21218
United States

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