One Year Later and the Myth of a Post-Racial Society

DSpace/Manakin Repository

One Year Later and the Myth of a Post-Racial Society

Citable link to this page


Title: One Year Later and the Myth of a Post-Racial Society
Author: Bobo, Lawrence D.; Dawson, Michael C.

Note: Order does not necessarily reflect citation order of authors.

Citation: Dawson, Michael C., and Lawrence D. Bobo. 2009. One year later and the myth of a post-racial society. Du Bois Review: Social Science Research on Race 6(2): 247–249.
Full Text & Related Files:
Abstract: Many commentators, both conservative and liberal, have celebrated the election of Barack Obama as president of the United States, claiming the election signified America has truly become a “post-racial” society. It is not just Lou Dobbs who argues the United States in the “21st century [is a] post-partisan, post-racial society.” This view is consistent with beliefs the majority of White Americans have held for well over a decade: that African Americans have achieved, or will soon achieve, racial equality in the United States despite substantial evidence to the contrary. Indeed, this view is consistent with opinions found in the Boston Globe, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, and elsewhere—attitudes that even the tragic events following the Katrina disaster had nothing to do with race.
Published Version: doi:10.1017/S1742058X09990282
Terms of Use: This article is made available under the terms and conditions applicable to Other Posted Material, as set forth at
Citable link to this page:
Downloads of this work:

Show full Dublin Core record

This item appears in the following Collection(s)


Search DASH

Advanced Search