President Obama, Race and Public Opinion

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WASHINGTON D.C., USA - Sep 18, 2014: United States President Barack Obama during an official meeting with the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko.

"Identity is the thing that all Americans have been thinking about since Obama," said Melanye Price, associate professor of Africana Studies and Political Science at Rutgers University and the author of The Race Whisperer: Barack Obama and the Political Uses of Race (NYU Press, 2016).

She gives a close reading of the political impact of President Obama's statements and actions on race and why the current presidential nominees can't seem to run away from it.