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Guest Column: Race is a factor in this election
Tatishe M. Nteta
Daily Hampshire Gazette (Northampton, MA)
Last week, Senator Barack Obama, in a nationally televised interview, was asked if his race will be a detrimental factor in his presidential run.
Obama, repeating the mantra of his campaign, emphasized the minimal role that race will play with presidential vote choice saying, "Now are there gonna be some people who don't vote for me because I'm black? Of course. There are probably some African Americans who are voting for me because I'm black. Or maybe others who are just inspired by the idea of breaking new ground. And so I think all that's a wash."
Obama's view of the impact of race on presidential vote choice, although optimistic, shields just how much of an influence race may have in the 2008 presidential election...continue to full post
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