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The View from the Mountaintop? President Obama and Racial Politics in America

Ward J

Gilens, Political Science, Princeton University
Joseph, Africana Studies, Brandeis University


Wednesday, January 21st, 4:30–6 p.m.
Ford Auditorium, Allen Memorial Library

A panel of distinguished guests, including Peniel Joseph, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Africana Studies at Brandeis University, and Martin Gilens, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Political Science at Princeton University, will lead a forum on what Barack Obama's election says about racial politics. Have we reached the point where people really are judged not by the color of their skin but by the content of their character? To answer this question the panel will discuss both black political movements and white political attitudes.

The lecture is sponsored by the Inamori International Center for Ethics and Excellence, Excellence and the Share the Vision Committee, Case Western Reserve University Center for Policy Studies and the university's Department of Political Science.