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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dc.contributor.author Dawson, Michael
dc.contributor.author Bobo, Lawrence
dc.date.accessioned 2011-02-10T18:35:32Z
dc.date.issued 2008
dc.identifier.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. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1742-058X en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:4724023
dc.description.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. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship African and African American Studies en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Sociology en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Cambridge University Press en_US
dc.relation.isversionof http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1742058X08080235 en_US
dash.license OAP
dc.title Before We Embrace the Future: Assessing Where We've Been and Where We Are en_US
dc.type Journal Article en_US
dc.description.version Version of Record en_US
dc.relation.journal Du Bois Review: Social Science Research on Race en_US
dash.depositing.author Bobo, Lawrence
dc.date.available 2011-02-10T18:35:32Z

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