Before We Embrace the Future: Assessing Where We've Been and Where We Are

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Before We Embrace the Future: Assessing Where We've Been and Where We Are

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Title: Before We Embrace the Future: Assessing Where We've Been and Where We Are
Author: Dawson, Michael; Bobo, Lawrence

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Citation: Dawson, Michael C. and Lawrence D. Bobo. 2008. Before we embrace the future: Assessing where we've been and where we are. Du Bois Review 5, no. 2: 213-216.
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Abstract: Barack Obama was elected president of the United States shortly before this issue of the Du Bois Review went to press. The historic nature of the 2008 presidential campaign was evident early in the process, particularly as it became clear that the Democratic Party would nominate either a woman or an African American as its standard-bearer. As scholars who have devoted our professional lives to studying the cancerous effect that racial disadvantage has on American society and politics, we are well aware of the profound hope that many place in the president-elect. We are also aware of the many pitfalls and challenges that await not only President Obama but the nation as well, whose citizens must sort out the new (and old) features of the nation's increasingly complex racial terrain. We devote the next two issues of the Du Bois Review (volume 6, numbers 1 and 2) to scholarship focused on the 2008 presidential campaign and the implications of that campaign going forward. In this issue we focus on research assessing where we have been and where we are regarding racial dynamics within the United States.
Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1742058X08080235
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