Race and the Obama Presidency

On Sunday, I moderated a discussion featuring my colleague Jamelle Bouie and the New Yorker’s Jelani Cobb at the Oakland Book Festival. The panel, “Race, Politics, and the Obama Presidency,” was initially intended as a look back at how the current president has discussed race during his two terms in office. But given the political earthquake that is Donald Trump—not to mention the still simmering contest between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders—we ended up talking primarily about the ways in which race has shaped this year’s contest for the White House. A condensed and edited transcript of the conversation is below. Continue reading at 'Slate'

[ Slate | 2016-05-25 00:00:00 UTC ]
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'Oh, how earnest I was then': President Obama's political awakening in 'A Promised Land' excerpt

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Obama Had a Remarkable Grasp of Complexity and Ambiguity. Is That Good for a President?

On foreign policy, Obama’s memoir reveals a president fully aware of many of his shortcomings, and ambivalent about many of his accomplishments. Continue reading at Slate

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