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30 Issues: Romney, Obama and Race

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

30 Issues in 30 Days is our election year series on the important issues facing the country this election year. Today: Race as a factor in the election. Visit the 30 Issue home page for all the conversations.

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Black Unemployment and Presidential Politics

Monday, July 09, 2012

Black unemployment is 14.4% and rose a full point in June. Kai Wright, editorial director of Colorlines and Nation contributor, discusses the presidential contest and the latest unemployment figures —particularly as those numbers vary by race.

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Four Years After Obama, Racial Attitudes Still Predict Votes

Friday, May 25, 2012

Race has played a major factor in these predominately white rural counties. Since the 2008 election, political scientists have been working to measure how racial attitudes are linked to voting, and when it comes to Obama, the data spikes.

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Parties Ignore Asian-American Voters at their Own Peril

Friday, May 18, 2012

Even though the U.S. Asian population grew faster than any other racial group in the past decade, neither political party has put much effort into tapping them.


Race and Gay Marriage

Friday, May 11, 2012

Village Voice writer Steven Thrasher discusses whether the Obama endorsement of gay marriage will shift the black vote and takes your calls on whether his endorsement shifts your view.

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Working White Voters: Misunderstood Political Prize

Monday, February 27, 2012

The richest voters support Republicans, but the richest states support Democrats. White voters without a college degree overwhelmingly favored Republicans in 2008 and 2010, but they’re making up a shrinking share of the electorate.

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Race in the 2012 Race: Affirmative Action in Court

Thursday, February 23, 2012

If you think this contraception debate is hot, just wait until affirmative action reenters the public debate in a big way in the weeks before the November election.

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