What Race Has to Do With It

Authors

  • Bernardine Dohrn
  • Bill Ayers

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.14452/MR-060-10-2009-03_3

Keywords:

Political Economy, Inequality

Abstract

Who could have imagined the 2008 presidential campaign? Commentators, media people, and especially politicians fell all over themselves proclaiming that the 2008 election had, "nothing at all to do with race." And yet every event, every speech and comment, every debate and appearance had race written all over it. Stephen Colbert, the brilliant satirist, hit it on the head when he asked a Republican operative, "How many euphemisms have you come up with so far so that you won't have to use the word 'Black?'" Everyone laughed good-naturedly.

Published

2009-03-03

Issue

Section

Articles