Race Ethnicity & Culture


Mon September 10, 2012
It's All Politics

Political Pro With Race-Baiting Past Doesn't See It In Romney's Welfare Charge

Originally published on Mon September 10, 2012 5:58 pm

From 1990's Sen. Jesse Helms "White Hands" campaign ad.
YouTube screen shot detail YouTube

If you want to get an opinion on whether a presidential campaign's message is race-baiting, why not ask someone who has actually been involved in a racially tinged campaign ad or two in his life?

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Sat September 8, 2012

Social Issues Hold Sway Over Ohio's Black Voters



In 2008, then-Senator Barack Obama won nearly all the African-American vote. And this year, a recent poll found that less than 1 percent of black voters will back Mitt Romney. But in Ohio, as NPR's Allison Keyes found out, some black voters are agonizing over whether to vote in November at all.


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Tue September 4, 2012
It's All Politics

Some Black Delegates Say Obama's Race A More Nuanced Factor In 2012

Originally published on Tue September 4, 2012 4:27 pm

Dianne Hart and Marcus Wheeler are both Florida delegates. Said Wheeler, of President Obama: "I would have the same expectation for any president that I have for him."
Liz Halloran NPR

Over the past four years, the presidential narrative has shifted for African-Americans like Louisiana state Rep. Patricia Haynes Smith of Baton Rouge.

"I'm 66 years old," said Smith, at an event Tuesday in Charlotte, N.C., for black state legislators here for the Democratic National Convention. "And before 2008, I didn't think I'd live to see a dream come true."

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Thu August 30, 2012
It's All Politics

CNN Camerawoman: Racial Taunts Aimed At Her Could Happen Anywhere

"This situation could happen to me at the Democratic convention or standing on the street corner. Racism is a global issue," CNN camerawoman Patricia Carroll, in an interview with an institute that promotes diversity in the news media, says of the ugly racial taunts directed her way Tuesday night at the Republican National Convention in Tampa.

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Wed August 29, 2012
It's All Politics

Convention Lineup Aside, Minority Votes Still A Tough Sell For GOP

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley speaks Tuesday at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla. Earlier in the day, she said: "It's offensive to me as a woman and as a minority that Democrats can go and say, 'That party hates you,' and can get away with that."
Mark Wilson Getty Images