30 Issues: Romney, Obama and Race

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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. 

Open Prep: Questions, Articles, and Links to Get You Started

Key Questions:

  • How has having the first black president changed America?
  • To what extent does racism sway voters?
  • What does it mean that both parties emphasize the diversity of their membership?
  • What are your key questions on this topic? Post them below and get the conversation going!


    Tricia Rose, professor of Africana Studies at Brown University and author of The Hip Hop Wars: What We Talk About When We Talk About Hip Hop-And Why It Matters.


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