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Smithers, Gregory D.

The Preacher and the Politician

Jeremiah Wright, Barack Obama, and Race in America Clarence E. Walker and Gregory D. Smithers

Barack Obama’s inauguration as the first African American president of the United States has caused many commentators to conclude that America has entered a postracial age. The Preacher and the Politician argues otherwise, reminding us that, far from inevitable, Obama’s nomination was nearly... More