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Basil Smikle on Racial Code Words in Election Coverage

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Basil Smikle on Racial Code Words in Election Coverage
The Century Foundation - The Century Foundation
Barack Obama's success so far in the 2008 election cycle has fostered optimistic rhetoric in mainstream media about race relations in the United States.But does Obama's candidacy transform Martin Luther King Jr.'s American dream into a reality?A recent New York Times/CBS poll found that Americans are sharply divided by race on their views of Senator Obama and the state of race relations.In addition, with an increased presence of other minority groups, issues regarding race in political and social life are no longer black and white.What role does race play in the 2008 election and beyond?Can America ever truly be a color-blind society? - The Century Foundation

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