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Reassessing Racial Differences

The Perception of Racial Equality in the Obama Era

Saturday, October 29, 2016
11:45 AM - 1:15 PM
The Commons : 329
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Melvin Thomas, Associate Professor of Sociology and Anthropology, North Carolina State University, and Hayward Derrick Horton, Associate Professor of Sociology, University at Albany, State University of New York

The election of Barack Obama as 44th President of the United States was heralded as a sign that the U.S. had entered a post-racial era. Melvin Thomas and Hayward Derrick Horton use data from the 1986-2012 American National Election Surveys to address two questions: (1) In the Obama era, have racial differences in perceptions of racial inequality and justice converged, widened or stayed the same and; (2) Are differences in perceptions of racial inequality and justice primarily race-based, education-based, or both?

Part of The Obama Effect 2.0 Conference, co-sponsored by UMBC’s Language, Literacy & Culture Program and the Department of American Studies

Lecture location to be announced; email cherring@umbc.edu for information

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