30 Issues: Romney, Obama and Race

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!

    Guest:

    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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